[DML] My starting issues Re: Question for owners with issues.
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[DML] My starting issues Re: Question for owners with issues.

Here's my version of the "hot start" issue.

I usually only drive the car on Saturdays, to and from cruise-ins. So,
it generally sits for one week at a time with the battery cut off.
When I get in the car after one week of sitting and turn on the juice,
then turn the key, the engine starts so quickly that you almost don't
have a chance to hear the starter. I mean, it's instant. So, I drive
it to the show 16 miles away and park it, leaving the battery
connected. The car usually sits for six to ten hours, giving the
engine time to thoroughly cool. When I go to leave the show, and turn
the key, the engine will take much more time to start. The starter
will crank for three to five seconds before finally starting. No
longer the instant "snap" start. This is usually the case. First start
after a one week sit, instant start, but every start following,
whether the engine has cooled off or still warm is slow. Even if I
bring it home Sat. night, cut the juice, then drive it to breakfast on
Sunday morning, still slow to start. One to two weeks seems to be the
magic window for an initial quick start. Three weeks, and that's a
whole different story. Then it becomes very difficult to start.
Usually takes two or three tries of cranking the starter five to seven
seconds at a time before it will finally start, and once started it
runs kinda rough for a few minutes, like it's "stiff". It's never sat
longer than that during the year I've had it. I'm afraid it would
simply not start if not driven for a month. Now if I know I won't be
taking the car out on a particular weekend, I still go down to my
garage and start it and let it run for five or so minutes. This seems
to keep it happy for the following week.

Don't know if any of this is related to the hot start issue, or
whether it's different issues depending on the length of time sitting.
Any of this sound familiar to anybody?

Dan W.
VIN 16192

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