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 Post subject: Re: Starting woes
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:32 pm 
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Wow ok, food for thought here! I had the head worked on and cam followers adjusted etc a couple of years ago, so I guess, potentially it could be something like you say Jeroen? Would it still start successfully though when used the same day?? Thats why I'm thinking fuel!

Very helpful Tony, thanks! I will have to see if I have any brake cleaner about somewhere! :)

Steve, it sounds very much to me like you could be the winner. Perhaps the jets are working loose or something then - I will have a good check tomorrow morning on that front. The float chambers were half full when I removed the float itself, I don't know but perhaps were completely full with the float in?! I will do more checks :?

I'm really enjoying this troubleshooting, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Starting woes
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:17 am 
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That thought had crossed my mind Steve :D After all it is reversable. I dont really want to play with mine as when i does start it runs great with good economy as well 36mpg on a run :D It sounds a good idea though for Kyle as his is a daily driver?

Tony.
An electric pump shouldn't affect performance OR economy, but you might find you'll need a pressure regulator to go with it or risk flooding from too high a pressure over-riding the not very effective needle valves.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting woes
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:58 pm 
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I think I've sorted the dodgy starting, which I believe was down to the jets working a little loose in the bottom of the float chambers. I'm not 100% because I haven't yet let the car sit very long over the last 3 days, but every time she's started without a hitch so I'm pretty confident! Thanks for all the help! :)

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