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Old 01-07-2013, 01:25 PM
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My guess is you're leaking enough coolant (or oil I guess) into 1 or more cylinders to raise the static pressure high enough to prevent the starter from turning the motor. Once you turn it over by hand a couple of times, you clear enough of it to start it. The rest burns off and it's good until it sits and leaks more into the cylinder.
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