F***ing Vapour Lock!
AHHHH, this is giving me the shits!
I pull the car out of the garage to do some work on it yesterday, a few hours later I go to restart the car to put it back in the garage, and it just cranks, cranks, cranks, for around 10-15secs until finally it starts, coughing and spluttering for a good minute or two. With a very rich fuel smell and black cloud out the exhaust. Max temp was 24C.
Give it a few weeks and im not going to be able to drive it as its just too much of a pain to restart it on hot days, first noticed this during last years summer, but didnt do it the year before that. Hell it even did it during the winter just gone, only needs temps of ~15C and be sitting in the sun for around 20mins minimum for it to get this vapour lock problem. Seems to be worse with premium fuel?
Any ideas? Has anyone yet discovered what causes this, from what I understand this is pretty common? Yet no one knows how to fix it.
Thanks in advance.
1993 ED XR6 M5 (1 of 329)
Turbo on the way!!
1993 EBII Fairmont (Now wrecking, PM if you want any parts)
1988 Nissan R31 Skyline
Last edited by Martin; 11-07-03 at 09:15 AM.