Re: 95 850 T5 - Problems Starting
"Tim.." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Graham Dean" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> After leaving my 850 T5 for a couple of weeks I came back to a flat
>> (perhaps discharged through
>> the alarm?). Not a big problem I thought - I put the battery on charge
>> night, re-fitted, and wouldn't
>> start... After replacing battery, plugs and distributor cap it has
>> started - but not well at all. It seems
>> to require keeping the starter motor going for anywhere between 10-20
>> before it finally fires and runs.
>> Once running it seems to run fine and smooth. Previously it wasn't
>> but always started reasonably well.
> Sounds abit like valve stick to me? Very difficult to determine without
> witnessing the car. Are you using the correct oil in the sump?
> 10w-30 or 10w-40 is right for the 5 pot.
> Also are you driving it fairly hard from time to time? Very gentle low
> driving doesnt do this engine any good at all.
> How many miles on the car, and what has the previous service history been
Thanks for pointer - yep, I think it could well be sticking valve. I'll
check oil grade.
Yes re driving - the turbo gets kicked in properly now and again...
Car's done 160k, unsure on service history tho. Perhaps worth a complete
oil change etc?