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Old 09-06-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
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1990 Range Rover Classic won't start

Can anyone help me out? My US spec Classic will not start when turning over
with just the key. If I spray some starting fluid in the intake it starts
and runs fine. Shut it down and it will not start without the starting
fluid. Seems to me it's some kind of relay or switch. The coolant light is
also on if that helps at all. Any help before I have it towed to a shop
would be great. Thanks in adavance.

Doug in Round Rock, Texas


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Old 09-07-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 Range Rover Classic won't start

Any help? Anybody? Please?
"Doug" <dougbea@swbell.net> wrote in message
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> Can anyone help me out? My US spec Classic will not start when turning
> over with just the key. If I spray some starting fluid in the intake it
> starts and runs fine. Shut it down and it will not start without the
> starting fluid. Seems to me it's some kind of relay or switch. The
> coolant light is also on if that helps at all. Any help before I have it
> towed to a shop would be great. Thanks in adavance.
>
> Doug in Round Rock, Texas
>



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Old 09-08-2005, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 Range Rover Classic won't start


"Doug" <dougbea@swbell.net> wrote in message
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> Any help? Anybody? Please?
> "Doug" <dougbea@swbell.net> wrote in message
> news:LGpTe.1244$LZ6.1119@newssvr29.news.prodigy.net...
>> Can anyone help me out? My US spec Classic will not start when turning
>> over with just the key. If I spray some starting fluid in the intake it
>> starts and runs fine. Shut it down and it will not start without the
>> starting fluid. Seems to me it's some kind of relay or switch. The
>> coolant light is also on if that helps at all. Any help before I have it
>> towed to a shop would be great. Thanks in adavance.
>>
>> Doug in Round Rock, Texas


Could be the cranking signal isn't giving enough enrichment via the ecu, or
even the coolant temp sensor for the efi system?
Badger.


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Old 09-10-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
Dave Liquorice
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Re: 1990 Range Rover Classic won't start

On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 23:32:59 GMT, Doug wrote:

> Can anyone help me out? My US spec Classic will not start when
> turning over with just the key. If I spray some starting fluid in
> the intake it starts and runs fine. Shut it down and it will not
> start without the starting fluid.


As you are in the US I take it this is a petrol (gas) engine not a
diesel? It's said that starting (diesel) engines with starting fluid
knackers 'em and they'll refuse to start without it from then on. The
starting fluid ignites much to early and the re******t overpressure
damages the rings reducing compression. As the thing wasn't starting
well in the first place probably due to poor compression at cranking
speeds starting fluid only makes things worse.

I'm not sure how starting fluid would behave in a petrol engine, I've
only ever come across the stuff in relation to diesels.

> Seems to me it's some kind of relay or switch. The coolant light is
> also on if that helps at all.


Coolant light as in "I haven't got any water in me" or coolant light
as in "I'm overheating switch me off". If the former have you been
running it much like that?

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Cheers new5pam@howhill.com
Dave. pam is missing e-mail



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