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Old 04-23-2003, 23:49   #1 (permalink)
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I have a S pack series 2 falcon and am having a couple of problems with it...

(1) I find it very hard to start when it cold, it seems if i turn it over for about 6 seconds each time, it will start fine on the 3rd try. The car is not blowing smoke and will start fine when warm. the engine idle is fine once going and still has plenty of performance when running.

(2) I have an oil leak, it is a small leak and seems to drip from the base auto's transmission tourqe housing (its a oil leak not auto tansmission fluid), after a long drive i have also noticed some oil is sprayed on the the exhuast pipe and on catalytic converter, i have a feeling its the real seal but would like some ideas before pulling out the auto!!! I had replaced the rocker cover gasket but this did not solve the problem.

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does sound like a rear seal, as for your starting problems, could be fuel pressure related. Does it splutter on the unsuccessful starts or does it just not fire at all?
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The oil leak might just be the rocker cover gasket near the fire wall: put your hand behind the head between it and the firewall and see if you get an oily hand.
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id say its your rear main seal........Ive got the exact same leak.
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i think it is doiwn to the main seal, it will be a real pain to fix but will have to be done sooner or later...

As for the fuel problem, it does not fire at all when i try to start, will just turn over till it starts and will run ok once going - this weekend will have a good look at ignition system but not too sure on whats tests i can do too narrow this problems down....
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agree that rear main seal is most likely your problem, but i did have a similar leak (trans tunnel, cat coated in oil), looked like engine oil...

turned out it was my disgustingly burnt transmission fluid leaking out the back of the trannie sump... easy fix
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the hard start probelm my be fuel leaking back pressure this could be one of three problems either the fuel pressure reg is faulty.This is not common,the fuel pump itself can also leak back as it should hold pressure as well,or it could be the hose wich ataches the fuel pump.
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if your pumps not holding pressure, flick the ignition to Run (but not Start) half a dozen times. You should hear the pump whine for a couple of seconds each time you do this. If it then fires staright up you have a fuel pump (or fuel system) problem. I had a similiar problem on my old EB. It dragged on for several months before dying.
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I tried flicking the ingnition switch on 4-6 times before starting and it started every time, so narrowed it down to fuel systems and will check this out!!

As for the oil leak, got to put the car on stands this weekend and found the oil leak, it seems it was comming from the auto, just was mixing with all the grime and it looked black before it made it to the floor!! Unfortantly it looks like the front seal of the auto and it is starting to pour out, so will have to be done soon!!

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Might sound silly, but have you changed your fuel filter recently?
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