Okay I've tried everything when it comes to starting the SR20 and nothing works. (I am able to start with engines on, BTW, but starting them "for real" has become my white whale). Here's what I'm doing: Batt 1 & 2 on. Strobe on. keys in ignition. mixture to rich. throttle to full. fuel pump prime for ~2 seconds. Fuel pump to boost. Throttle back to just open (hard to know if it's 1/4"). Turn keys to start.
Prop turns and sometimes even catches but then stops as soon as I move key from start position. I've tried every variation of throttle settings (including moving back and forth s