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