190e 2.0 Starting question.

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datzed
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190e 2.0 Starting question.

Post by datzed » Tue 10 May, 2016 3:24 pm

Ok, so the other day, I drove my car until it quite actually ran out of fuel. Managed to coast it into the driveway. Next day, I put some fuel in. Now, every time I start it, it takes about 1 more second of cranking over before it starts. Now I understand this isn't such an issue, but I am wondering if there is anything I can do to get that almost instant catch when I crank the ignition like I used to?

I'm handy with a spanner but don't know a great deal about the fuel injection system on these so any suggestions for me to research further into would be appreciated.

Cheers

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Bartman4800
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Re: 190e 2.0 Starting question.

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 10 May, 2016 3:47 pm

It could be that you sucked a load of crap in the pump that was waiting for you on the bottom of the fuel tank.

Take it out and flush it, and change the filter too that is mounted next to it

Running it dry is never good, the pump could have burned out...


Bart
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datzed
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Re: 190e 2.0 Starting question.

Post by datzed » Mon 16 May, 2016 10:59 pm

Thanks Bart. I'll give that a go. I've got a spare fuel filter handy too.

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