[DML] Re: Hot Start Problem
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[DML] Re: Hot Start Problem

Do the plug swap to confirm the hot start problem. If that helps it
means you are not holding up your "Rest Pressure". There can be
several reasons. One of the more common is the accumulator. A fuel
leak can cause it too. So can a leaky Primary Pressure Regulator and
the check valve on the fuel pump. Since you say the accumulator and
the fuel pump are relatively new I would suspect the Primary Pressure
Regulator. Disassemble and clean it. I would also inspect the fuel
tank. If there is a lot of crud at the bottom you could have a dirty
check valve on the fuel pump.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Alistair McCann" <pilot25dmc@...> wrote:
> Hi all
> I noticed tiday that my car was giving the classic Hot Start
problem, the only thing is I 
> changed the fuel accumulator last year and the pump the year before
> The car will fire up right away on the morning from cold but will be
hard to start when left for 
> say 2-3 hours.
> I can smell gas when cranking and if I let the fuel pump run for a
few seconds before turning 
> the key it seems to make it easier to start...I will still have to
crank for about 10-15 seconds 
> though.
> I know that I have to replace either the accumulator or the pump but
which one would be the 
> main culprit??
> Or is there anything else that it could be - the fact that I can
smell gas is strange as isnt that 
> the problem with the engine not starting the lack of gas??
> Alistair McCann.

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