I have a 13kw Generac that I "inherited" from my Boss. I've talked about here in other threads. The model # is: 0052530 and the serial is: 4904677
My question is what's the typical cranking time for these units when they're cold. This unit doesn't start until the second round of cranking. It almost starts on the first round but then pauses and starts almost immediately on the second round. I checked and adjusted the valves, the exhaust were both tight, almost no clearance. The closest intake was at about .008 and the far intake was within spec at .004 I set the other 3 valves to .004, replaced my plugs and gapped at .040
If this is normal for a cold crank time so be it but I feel like it should start easier.... Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!!
In2Hockey: I have a 16kw model 0052430 that behaves exactly like yours.
Have exhaustively gone through the fuel system: choke plate flush, new gaskets, valve job, new seals, LP set to 13.5, and still takes 2 cycles to start.
Have also replaced the original 2-brush starter with a 4-brush version, cranks a little faster.
May be just the way it is with these older models.