Optimax starting problems
I have a 150 opti which i have great trouble starting from cold. I have read here that they are very sensitive to voltage/current, however once the engine has fired once, it will be absolutely fine all day.
When starting for the first time, it cranks over very slowly, and gradualy gets faster and faster. After three or four 10 second attempts you can hear it cranking faster until it suddenly goes. If you then switch off and have another go it starts instantly. I am wondering if it could be the folllowing:
Battery cables - i know that these are not in great shape on mine - but why the increase in cranking speed?
starter motor - could this be slightly seized?
if anyone has any thoughts please let me know!