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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-03, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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BA XR8 misfire on start

Had a strange thing happen today . Started the ute up this arvo ( already warm ) and it sounded like it was missing 4 cylinders , so I stopped it , restarted it ( within 2 to 5 seconds ) , and it ran fine .
Talked to a mate who owns BAXR8 sedan , and he has had the same thing happen to him twice in 1700 klm.
Thought it might be dodgy fuel , but I only run Optimax in mine , yet he has been running on normal ulp.
Has this something to do with the ECU maybe.

Any help appreciated .


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coil maybe is on the way out?
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when mine is cold and i start her up, i have to wait for about 5 seconds or so before i can put her in reverse and drive her out of the garage. it's just about to stall , give it a little rev not much 2000rpm, and it's like she's cleared her throat and then she's fine. once she's warmed she's fine.
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Mine has never had any of these probs. The only problem I have had was about the 200km mark when I pressed the clutch in and the car would stall. Hasn't happened again (now at 1200Km).



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Might be a silly question but did you touch the go pedal when you were cranking it ?
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Interesting.. Has never happened to me & I'm up to 3500km's..

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funny, my BA XR6 has started like a dog twice, ran REALLY rough, for about 1 minute then came good.

Only done it twice though, so I havent really worried about it!
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