Starting problem

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Starting problem

Post by Radorocco » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:23 pm

Not sure if this should be here or in the electrical section tbh!

Having problems with starting the Rocco.

It does always start but more often than not, needs a really long crank, long enough that I always feel that I'm going to flatten the battery. (I haven't)

Runs OK when started (apart from my long standing slight "hesitation" problem).

Any suggestions as to where to start looking greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Jeff


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Re: Starting problem

Post by mark1gls » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:01 pm

What engine and fuel intake do you have?

Earth connection/lead in good condition or battery moved to boot?


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Re: Starting problem

Post by Jack92 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:02 pm

Hi Jeff,

Are you running carbs or injection?


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Re: Starting problem

Post by Radorocco » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:08 pm

It's a standard DX 1.8 injection


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Re: Starting problem

Post by mark1gls » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:37 pm

More info would help,
When was it last serviced, what was done, how old is the battery etc?

When it starts does it run lumpy or ticks over nicely at 1000 rpm?

Do you have to touch the accelerator pedal to start it?


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Re: Starting problem

Post by Radorocco » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:37 pm

Hi Mark

Servicing as and when, recent new dizzy - starting problem same as before, bsttery fullg charged or not problem the same

Ticks over nicely

Accelerator pedal generally slightly depressed but doesn't make any instant improvement


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Re: Starting problem

Post by jpr1977 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:02 pm

Check your big battery cables and earth leads (including body to engine earth leads). Try running an additional/replacement Earth from the Battery -ve to the engine block using a jump cable or similar. I had a similar sounding issue on an Golf due to a faulty main earth.