[DML] Fuel Accumulator - Hot start fixed - Kinda
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[DML] Fuel Accumulator - Hot start fixed - Kinda



What a day Now I know what everyone is talking about when they say the
Accumulator replacement is a nightmare.  I never want to do that again. 

Ive managed (at last) to get it sorted though.  Only took bout half hour to
fit............................it was the 4hrs to get the old one off that
really had the air around me blue ;-).  Ended up pulling the centre console
out as Woody suggested.  One thing I also done (don’t know it you would
usually do it, but it really helped) was instead of unscrewing the 17mm
fitting from the accumulator I loosened the one on the fuel line which
allowed me to drop the accumulator through 90 degrees and "wiggle" it off
the line a lot easier than loosening it from the accumulator (still awkward
but definitely easier).  It was actually bending into the top of the
accumulator when I tried to loosen it there.

Anyway that’s the job done thankfully and the hot start problem seems to be
sorted - well kinda!  After the test run and 15mins stop for a restart, the
engine now turns over and over and over and eventually fires to life after a
bit of throttle whereas before changing the accumulator, when I tried to
start her the engine would turn over, start and die off again.  After four
attempts she then started (I have the relay fitted to by pass the hot start
problem so that I can at least get it to start eventually).

Maybe this is normal (as Ive had the hot start problem since buying the car)
but it just seems strange that it has to turn over so much before firing.
When she is cold (at least before changing the accumulator) she would start
on the first turn.  

Any ideas or suggestions. 


Cheers.

Paul J 
Belfast
2493 



Ps:  Ive already replace the "o" ring in the check valve.

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