cold starting 2000 mk2 manual

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cold starting 2000 mk2 manual

#1 Post by ljd » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:37 am

i have cold starting problem have to keep turning engine over for ages before it will fire, once started runs great starts no problem hot, got luminition fitted changed plugs,leads,ballast resistor,coil rotor arm,dissycap timing is 8 degrees that is recommended how do you check if choke is working got 150 strombergs on new air filters fitted.cheers john

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#2 Post by wild bill » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:18 pm

Is this the one that didn't want to start at the National on the Sunday?
If it is/or not,Lumenition needs clean 12volts to fire right,so your ballast system should be binned!
Worth a try,good luck.
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Re: cold starting 2000 mk2 manual

#3 Post by ljd » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:25 pm

yes bill thats me tried 12volt coil with ballast byepast no joy cheers john

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#4 Post by red2000chris » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:12 pm

has your car got a fuel pump with a priming lever under it? if so, try pumping it 5 times before you try to cold start her. fuel could be draining back over night. mine does after 3 or more days standing.
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#5 Post by Clifford Pope » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:27 pm

Mine too. I always prime the pump if I haven't used the car for a few days - it takes ages cranking away otherwise. Pumped until the petrol has stopped gurgling it fires instantly, hardly time to release the key!
I tried new valves and pump diaphram, but the petrol still runs back, or perhaps evaporates.

When cold I always give it full choke, and then push the knob in to about 1/4 the moment it's running. Once on the road I put the choke right in.

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