Assuming it is the fuel pump, why would it operate intermittently then? Could it be purely a coincidence that it happens to be starting well on cold starts? Maybe it doesn't matter whether the start is warm or cold, because it could be to do with fuel contamination (solids), which by the time the engine is cold, these solids have settled and are not initially fed thru the pump? I think this is a bit of a longshot though, but I'll still consider it. Thanks for offering this angle to me :)
Originally Posted by 302_supra
Injectors need cleaning/ worn out? Do they rattle or underperform at any time?
No rattling, no lack of performance. But the injectors probably do need checking out, they haven't been looked at for close to 10,000km now, assuming the last mechanic who serviced my car actually did work on the injectors! (It "says" he did in the quote). I did the last "service" myself just over 4000km ago, which consisted of simply an oil + filter change & checking out the air filter. Yes yes, I know I need to grease the joints under the car VERY soon, but I figured since I'll get it serviced very soon anyway (no time to do it myself this time around) it'll get done then. Within a month.
Originally Posted by ebxr8240
Check TFI module....pita to diagnose
check what (TFI)? and what's "pita"? (no lebanese bread jokes please
) Sorry, I'm crap with most terminology...
Thanks for everyone's input.
EDIT: PS, yesterday the biatch took 40 minutes to start when the engine was warm. May need to replace starter motor and get a perscription of valium soon!