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post #1 of 5 Old 09-22-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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DINO : Engine Start Button

Question was being asked and I suspect it's in someone's manual, but some Dino owners don't recognize what it is for: Ok, guys, what does it do
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Hmmm, must be for the later models, possibly to compensate for somekind of starting problems on occasions ? Mine is a 1969 Euro and is not equipped with this "exotic" feature. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Mine is a 1969 Euro and is not equipped with this "exotic" feature. w/ smiles Jimmy
Ferrari have always been ahead of their time, Engine Start buttons, heyBut much better now they are on the dash

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I was thinking, it looks kinda stock. IF so, could it be used for diagnosing issues, or cold start problems...seems very odd. More like a mech's need to fool with the engine for tuning or such.

Thing that throws me is the 'Emergency' part!?....what could that be.

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This button has a definite and helpful purpose when adjusting valves as it allows the operator to easily rotate the cams to measure valve lash at each valve.

This handy button allows you to "bump" the engine and instantly see the results; whether the cam lobe is pointing directly away opposite the valve bucket so you can take a lash measurement.

It alleviates the need to:
- crawl under the dino to the crankcase access point, hand turn the engine at the flywheel, get back topside and see if you turned it enough, then repeat ad nauseum
or
- walk around to the cockpit, crank the starter an unknown amount, return to the engine compartment to see if you turned it enough, then repeat ad nauseum
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