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Old 04-10-2005, 16:02   #1 (permalink)
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disco 3.9 starting prob


1993 disco 3.9V8 petrol
I have starting problem.
It just will not start, fuel getting there, (plugs wettish) spark is
present. JUST WONT GO!!!
has anybody any pointers please?


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Old 04-10-2005, 16:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3.9 starting prob

Alarm Spider :(

Bypass it....

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Old 04-10-2005, 16:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3.9 starting prob

Please tell me more, how, where.
PLEASE PLEASE

"computer" <no-one@nospamhere.com> wrote in message
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> Alarm Spider :(
>
> Bypass it....
>
> --
> Neil
>
> 4.4 V8 Range Rover Vogue - 'Owl'
> 4.6 V8 Discovery ES - 'Piglet'
> 2.5 V6 Freelander GS - 'Kanga'
>
> http://www.pigletsplace.com
> http://www.mud-club.com
> http://www.4x4prejudice.org
>



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Old 04-10-2005, 23:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3.9 starting prob

Didnt think a 93 model would have an alarm spider? my 95 model hasnt. I
believe 96 models have the ones with more than one button on the remote. I
was told single button remote models dont have the alarm spider?
Richard


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> Alarm Spider :(
>
> Bypass it....
>
> --
> Neil
>
> 4.4 V8 Range Rover Vogue - 'Owl'
> 4.6 V8 Discovery ES - 'Piglet'
> 2.5 V6 Freelander GS - 'Kanga'
>
> http://www.pigletsplace.com
> http://www.mud-club.com
> http://www.4x4prejudice.org
>



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Old 04-12-2005, 13:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3.9 starting prob

Has anything been done to the engine since it last ran ok or did this just
occur from the last switch off?
"tomtom" <jackyc30@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> 1993 disco 3.9V8 petrol
> I have starting problem.
> It just will not start, fuel getting there, (plugs wettish) spark is
> present. JUST WONT GO!!!
> has anybody any pointers please?
>
>
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Old 04-13-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3.9 starting prob

> > 1993 disco 3.9V8 petrol
> > I have starting problem.
> > It just will not start, fuel getting there, (plugs wettish) spark is
> > present. JUST WONT GO!!!
> > has anybody any pointers please?


Timing slipped?
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Old 04-15-2005, 16:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3.9 starting prob

Nup, it was my neighbours and was always apig to start
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> Has anything been done to the engine since it last ran ok or did this just
> occur from the last switch off?
> "tomtom" <jackyc30@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:4Dg6e.71442$Nr5.55394@fe2.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>>
>> 1993 disco 3.9V8 petrol
>> I have starting problem.
>> It just will not start, fuel getting there, (plugs wettish) spark is
>> present. JUST WONT GO!!!
>> has anybody any pointers please?
>>
>>
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>>

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Old 04-16-2005, 02:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: disco 3.9 starting prob

On or around Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:13:32 GMT, "tomtom" <jackyc30@hotmail.com>
enlightened us thusly:

>Nup, it was my neighbours and was always apig to start



I had a mystery failure on one of my V8s, the rotor arm went short to the
post inside. Took much head scratching to solve that one.

If it's "always a pig to start" there's something wrong with it, though - my
hotwire 3.5 is pretty good - it's slightly iffy at the moment but then it's
due a new set of plugs at this (or maybe the last :-)) service.

leads are a good source of problems, if they're not in good condition.
Magnecor are worth the extra pennies, IMHO.

You could try using a second battery or a battery charger to supply a full
12V to the coil positive (the -ve goes to the engine block, not to the other
side of the coil!) - We used to have a motor which needed this treatment -
eventually found that the ignition switch was for some reason not supplying
full voltage/current, and that the voltage drop when cranking killed the
sparks.

doing that will eliminate any ignition-feed problems, including immobilisers
affecting the ignition.

have you tried towing it to bumpstart it?

Other things to check: cold start system (I think there is such a thing on
the hotwire...) for function; fuel system in general for correct settings.
Depending on age it may or may not be closed loop (i.e. lambda sensors in
the exhaust) and that could add problems; fuel lift pump for correct
operation and output - on mine, I had a fuel pump that went lazy - it still
ran and still pumped fuel, just not enough.


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