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Old 12-21-2007, 08:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by diamondlarry View Post
I think he said that there was a small motor that could be used to spin the engine over to get a reference point in case of 12V failure/replacement.
You'd also need the 12v starter if the car's been sitting a while - don't you need compression for this to work? I was under the impression that compression "leaks down" when an engine's been off for a while. Not an issue for idle-stop/restart, but I don't know that the Mazda approach would start a motor that's been off overnight, for example.
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