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bubble999

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HELP WITH MY HEINKEL PLEASE
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:10:43 PM »
CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE WE HAVE HAD OUR HEINKEL FOR YEARS ANDNO PROBLEMS AT ALL BUT WENT TOGETHER IT OUT OF THE GARAGE THIS YEAR AND CAN'T GET THE ENGINE TO TURN OVER MORE THAN TWICE AND THEN JUST LIKE IT HAS SEIZED.IF I THEN PUT IT IN GEAR AND PULL THE CAR FORWARD SO THE ENGINE TURNES OVER A FEW TIMES IT STARTS FINE AND RUNS GREAT BUT IF I TURN IT OFF AND TRY TO START AGAIN NO GO UNTILL I TURN THE ENGINE OVER AGAIN.HELP PLEASE.GARY.

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Re: HELP WITH MY HEINKEL PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 05:28:17 PM »
if the engine runs fine, it sounds like a problem in the starting circuit and not the engine.
do you have a dead battery or an OLD battery?  An old battery may seem fine with a voltmeter but cannot deliver the proper amount of amperage to crank the engine.

Your symptoms really sound like a dead/old battery.


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Re: HELP WITH MY HEINKEL PLEASE
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 05:37:37 PM »
HI JIM YES CHECKED BATTERY ALL OK EVEN CHANGED IT JUST TO MAKE SURE

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Re: HELP WITH MY HEINKEL PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 05:47:23 PM »
Sticking dynastart brushes ?
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Re: HELP WITH MY HEINKEL PLEASE
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 05:52:34 PM »
Hi thanks for that would rocking it in gear and then it starting indicate this sorry to be thick but I just don't  now

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Re: HELP WITH MY HEINKEL PLEASE
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 09:13:40 PM »
Time for a dynostart service.
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Re: HELP WITH MY HEINKEL PLEASE
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 10:25:41 PM »
to rule out the dynastart you have to bypass other elements that have a tendency to fail.
when you turn the key, power should go to a starter solenoid, if the points on this are mis-aligned, burned whatever, it will create more resistance and not allow enough juice to get to the dynastarter.

you should try jump starting the engine by finding the starter post (don't know where it is on a Heinkel engine) but a thick cable that goes into the casing via a post connector of some sort.
apply positive cable to this post and another to a good ground on the case itself.
if the engine is not in gear, it should crank. If it cranks the same way it did when you tried it with the key, then you know the problem is inside the engine someplace related to the dynastarter unit.

If the engine cranks fine when you "jump" it like this, that means the "problem" is most likely a bad ground some place or the voltage regulator/starter solenoid assembly needs to be gone through.


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Re: HELP WITH MY HEINKEL PLEASE
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 09:06:54 AM »
Thank you so much for your advice that's my weekend sorted.