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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-26-02, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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XF Carby Owners...How long does yours take to start up in the morning??

Hey Guys,

Ive just got a XF 4.1 Carby and have found that i have to operate the starter for a good 5-9 seconds and about 3 or 4 pumps of the accelerator before it gets started? Is everyone elses taking roughly this long/this amount of pumps??. After that it starts straight away every time without any pumping for the whole day.

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I just fixed a starting prob on my xf ute by replacing coil & leads it starts first crank now and i do not touch the accelerator.
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Mines the same as your extreme. Its a bastard to start in the mornings, we get some prettly chilly ones where I live. Unfortunatly I dont have the auto choke connected either. After shes warmend up it starts first time every time. It also does this sneeze thing when you start some mornings.

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i pump 4 times starts fairly well straight away although ive got this intermittent missing problem at the moment really giving me the shits!

have no idea what the problem is but id think plugs ill have to pull em out and have a look
it was running totally fine had heaps of pull didnt mis/vibe at the lights or any crap i put it over to gas (it hasnt been working for a while coz the pipes were folded and no gas was getting through but thats another story - all fixed now) and it ran up the street and died put it over to petrol again (optimax) and it now has this miss/fart thats givin me headaches also its really fumey now too
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One pump and she starts straight off.
never used too but i've got a reconed carby and thats helped.
Also the auto choke is jammed open.
Used be a trial too start in the morning... but all good now. :-)

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Usually 1 pump and shes off straight away.

In the past few months, regardless of the number of pumps, it stats and conks out after like1/2 a second. Then it starts the second time perfect.. but it idles rough as shit till i rev it a few times. I suspect it the Auto Choke playing up in my case.


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Hey extreme, get someone to pump the accelerator a few times while you look down the carby ( engine off). You should see a good squirt of fuel on each pump. If you don't then this is your most likely problem.

Let us know if this is the problem because it is quite easy to fix.
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Do you know how to get the auto-choke to work?

On cold starts, put the ignition to 'ON' put foot to the floor on the accelarator, foot of and turn key to start.

I did this with my XE and it started first time, every time.

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I pump mine about 4-6 times(depending on how cold it is) and then it will start in about 1-2 secs of engaging the starter motor. Mine also does that sneezing thing every morning without fail. Sounds really stupid and a little embarrasing.

After it starts however i have to keep the revs up with the accelerator, otherwise it will stall.

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I got one of my mates to start the car and he started it straight away...he gave it one good pump and then started the car!. This is the first carby car ive owned (previous have all been EFI...which has played up on many occasions :-) ). Before i was operating the starter and pumping at the same time...that way it takes about 3-4 pumps.

Oh well...learn every day i guess!

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