Never operate your starter in excess of 10 seconds per
starting attempt. Allow 20 seconds to allow starter to
cool between attempts. Repeat up to 5 more times (all
Sky-Tec starters can handle at least a total of 60 seconds of
combined cranking time per half hour - some far more - but
don't test it!). If engine fails to start, allow 30
minutes for starter to fully cool down before repeating (you
might want to talk with a competent mechanic as to why your
expensive aircraft engine didn't fire on 2-3 blades like the
good ones always do).
All Sky-Tec starters ship from the factory with this tag
affixed to the power terminal of the starter:
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here to see a side-by-side view of the Sky-Tec tag to
those of other manufacturers.
There are little to maintenance requirements for a Sky-Tec
starter. You may apply a very small amount of
dry-silicone type lubricant or light LPS (1) to the drive
pinion gear and/or shaft (Lycoming models) to minimize surface
corrosion. But typically the best maintenance for your
Sky-Tec starter is regular use.
Never pressure wash the starter with water or any form of
degreasing agent. Simply wipe it clean to remove any
The best thing you can
do for your Sky-Tec is USE IT!