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

It's probably lean, but a fuel pressure gauge will tell you about the 
pump and accumulator.  Check for a vacuum leak or perhaps and idle 
circuit that is not allowing any air in.  When you smell gas, look for a 
leak.  Leaks affect fuel pressures, [duh], but usually give rich 
mixtures at the injectors.  Once again, knowing the fuel pressures will 
point you right.
Warren at DMC

Alistair McCann 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 that...
> 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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