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Old 03-13-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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I have a question for those with 2003 and early model Alpine coaches.When I turn the ignition switch to the on position it takes 4-5 seconds for the lights to come on.It has been like that for as long as I have owned it.I'm wondering if that is normal or not.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:05 PM   #2
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:26 PM   #3
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Thank you Old Scout.
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Jim--didnt mean to be or sound flippant but a several second delay on the lights is "normal" for me. By force of habit, I usually wait for the lights to "cycle on" before starting the engine but suspect you could turn the key to start immediately. In cool/cold weather, its probably good to wait a few seconds to let the heater grids on the intake manifold warm up--assuming the grids come on immediately with the key in the on position. For starting in moderate or warm temps, letting the heater grids warm is a non-issue.
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OS,on one outing I pulled into a CG and checked in and the guy on the golf cart that was to lead me to our space left before I was ready and I went to a direct key in and start.There was some pretty ugly sounds coming from the engine bay. After returning home I was able to recreate that very same clank-ity-clank sounds by doing a quick start. I do not know what causes that sound and I hope I never hear it again. Maybe it was lack of fuel to the injector pump due to lift pump not having been properly primed?
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Good point--even though, at least on the pre-Pegasus, common rail injector engines, the ignition key activates the lift pump, lack of feed pressure to the injector pump could be an issue. Wont even speculate on what the clanking noise was but best to avoid a repeat.
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On three or four or five or several occasions I have forgotten to wait for the instrument light to cycle through "their thing" and have had mixed results because of it. The usual indication is the engine maintenance light comes on but on one such occasion I receive the strange noises that was described by tiredvet and an enormous amount of black smoke coming out the exhaust. I turned it off and patiently waited after turning on the key before starting it again. It was fine this time. Bottom line is, I have almost learned to be patient and wait for the system checks to cycle through their routines before starting. Patience is a virtue.
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