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Old 05-20-2003, 00:06   #1 (permalink)
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Xb 351 wont start

Hi all

Got my new car today! Its a XB coupe with 351, FMX, 9 inch etc etc.

Anyways it looks cool and all but it dont wanna start! I'll try to explain what happens for you. By the way it came from Qland on the back of a truck and i hadnt seen it.

After we got it off the truck i tried to start it and it turned over properly but didnt start. starter sounded like it was turning it over fast enough so i thought that wasnt the prob. Tried it for a while longer with no result then the battery started sounding tired so i tried another battery which is reasonably new from my il6 XE. Put it in and it started so i thought sweet it was just the under charged battery. When it started it idled really rough but i didnt leave it on long enough to see if it settled down once it warmed up. Anyways i put the old battery back in just to make sure and that one didnt work again so i put the new one in again but that time it didnt start. So now i am confused!!

Took of the air filter to check fuel is squirting in the carb when the accelerator is pressed and that looks fine. I dont have a multimeter or anything so i couldnt check if the coil and dissy is getting power or anything. Dont even have a spark plug puller so i cant see if it is making a spark. What else should i check?

I think its an igntion problem or something but i am pretty inexperienced and this is my first v8.

Any ideas etc?

Thanks guys.

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Old 05-20-2003, 00:28   #2 (permalink)
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OK guys forget the above. Got it sorted. Was a bloody kill switch.
The guy forgot to tell me till just then!!

HAHA

Oh well
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Well, at least you know the kill switch works - and now we all know where it is. you might want to move it!
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Old 05-20-2003, 15:39   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I figure if i bumped it then someone else could too so i will move it anyways and maybe a 2 or 3 more!!

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