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Old 06-02-2004, 19:36   #1 (permalink)
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Crappy cold starting

Hi all. I am that scatterbrained at the moment that I can't remember posting about my car's cold start problems. If I have I apologize but here goes.

On my carby XF, I have a cold starting problem. I suspected that it could be the plugs, so I changed them. NO difference. I tested the ignition leads. Fine and dandy. Checked and changed the coil, (resistance readings were off a little). Still no change. Had a mate check the dizzy and he says it's in good nick. The carby I changed myself not three months ago and its in very good nick. So what could the problem be??? It's driving me nucking futs
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Old 06-02-2004, 19:38   #2 (permalink)
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timing or base idle?
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Old 06-02-2004, 19:40   #3 (permalink)
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Initial timing is at 10 deg and idle is at 750 or thereabouts. Could the control unit be playing up?
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Old 06-02-2004, 19:52   #4 (permalink)
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whatever it is i think im having the problem as well now winter has set in mate, keep me filled in if u find anything out
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Could it be the alternator or the battery?
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well when i try to start mine and it does it, it sounds like its the battery....but only a week or two ago after we put my sub in we checked the battery with a multimeter and she was healthy and i doubt ive drained it in that small time, so yeah im stumped
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A good starter motor helps to, get one that turns over faster. Did this on my old 85 XF and never had a problem kickin it over.
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i had problems cause had a 260cca battery then i upgraded it to a 450cca and it starts like nothing now :s5 btw i have a cfi ea
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ok i have similar issues. if i pump the accelerator a few time then start it and get off the gas straight away it idles just nice. but if you give it some revs or something then let your foot off it goes mental! shakes like shit and doesnt idle properly. this is only cold, when its warm its fine. ive had it all tuned yet it still does it. also about the battery, if i put it on the charge and the battery is fully charged it just idles like a dog till its warm for the next few days till the excess power has been lost from the battery. i dont have issues with cranking or a flat battery or anything though. think it may just be one of those things you cant really do much about.
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yeah i really doubt that its the battery
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