hawksbe wrote:If the EFI rigs can be started with a normal kick when warm (mine can, and I think most say the same thing), then surely they are both firing and squirting fuel with a normal (not excessively energetic) kick, even when cold. Seems to me it is just the extra drag of cold oil that's getting in the way.
EDIT: I mean, drag post-kick, not in the kick itself.
I think that's half right. The cold oil is making it harder to turn over the motor with enough speed to cause the EFI to squirt.
At least, that's my hypothesis that I intend to test at some point.