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Old 11-10-2003, 01:15   #1 (permalink)
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Hard to Start EL futura

I have an EL Futura(hence my nick) and have been having problems starting it for a while now. I can always start it first thing in the morning no drama's. But after driving it for a while it can take a good couple of "go's" to get it started.

I have a couple of theories,

1 - Vapour Lock (I was reading this in another thread and thought maybe)
2 - Faulty Fuel pump
3 - Fuel filters
4 - Head gasket (heven forbid)

I am leaning more heavily towards the 2 and 3 fuel theories, cause if I "prime" the pump ie turn the ignition on then off a couple of times, it will start first go no matter what the temp. Does this sound like a faulty pump or blocked fuel line somewhere??

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Hard to Start EL futura

Could be....pump, reg, maybe. Possibly coil, but...meh :)
Does it respond well at full throttle? i.e. it gets plenty of fuel at high RPM/acceleration? If so it's probably not the filter.
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Re: Hard to Start EL futura

I assume it's getting enough fuel at higher rpms, theres not really any loss of power at all, though I have noticed that it can sometimes feel like it has a loss of power when you lightly accelerate from first into second, kinda feels like you have to give it a little more gas to maintain the same acceleration speed...
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Re: Hard to Start EL futura

bump... Does anyone else have any more thoughts?
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leads, cap and plugs in good nick? Check all vacuum lines esp to map and fuel regulator..Coil ??? inlet temp sensor ?? Air filter ??? Inlet leaks ???
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