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Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:12 pm

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Driving: 2006 1.4i Velo - branch and free flow installed for 8 years

I have a very strange issue going out n with my car, I'm struggling to start my car in the morning , so my normal routine is put in the key turn it slight all lights come on wait for the pump to prime then turn more and car starts no issues , but this hasn't been the case for about 4-5 months now

I put in the key turn slightly lights come on one primed I turn more the car start then just cuts off 1-2sec later , now sometimes this happens 1-7 times in the morning before I can leave the house , then through out the day the car will start fine with no issues it's only happens with the first start of the day.

Another thing is Once I get the car started and going I'm getting a heavy smell of fuel while driving , I'm not sure where it's coming from or if it's just a bug of of fuel from the car not starting straight away , I'm also getting slight popping from the exhaust when I in gear and tap off the accelerator


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Re: Morning starting issues

Post by panic-mechanic » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:24 am

Change the 4 pin water temp sensor on the front of the head water extension housing
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Re: Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi Panic,

Thanks for the suggestion, sorry to be a noob, but i had a look this morning but im unable to find this sensor , can you please give me an idea as to where its located and what it looks like.
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Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:38 pm

Would the sensor being faulty explain the heavy smell of fuel I get when I'm driving the car, also I notice that when I pull off my car bogs down like it's being starved of fuel then when I get to about 2000rpm it picks up again, this car is doing some strange **** , if anyone is around the kraaifontein area and has a bit of time maybe pop in and check it out whenever


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Re: Morning starting issues

Post by ADZ » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:44 am

Yes it can cause those issues change the water temp sender get one from Goldwagen its the 4 pin one get the correct color band also yours should be blue

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Re: Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:30 pm

Well guys I'm back as suggested I finally managed to get the sensor replaced and still the same issue , I turn the key it revs up like its going to warm up then just dies, also noticed that when I turn the key and car is swinging , I hear a bunch of clicks and ticks behind the dash. Not sure if this is related but my water for my wipers no longer comes out motor doesn't start up . Also sometimes when I try to start the car and get it started my door light above my head stays on even though all doors are properly closed


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Re: Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:30 pm

Having fun days with this car I tell you :)


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Post by Pynoxim » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:27 pm

NicholasDG wrote:Well guys I'm back as suggested I finally managed to get the sensor replaced and still the same issue , I turn the key it revs up like its going to warm up then just dies, also noticed that when I turn the key and car is swinging , I hear a bunch of clicks and ticks behind the dash. Not sure if this is related but my water for my wipers no longer comes out motor doesn't start up . Also sometimes when I try to start the car and get it started my door light above my head stays on even though all doors are properly closed


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Re: Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:23 am

Cool I give that a try


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Re: Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:18 pm

Update managed to get the car scanned and here is the results of the scan


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Re: Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:49 pm

Hi all,
Really hope someone can help me here , every time I drive my car I'm getting a heavy smell of fuel coming through my air fan vents on my dash , does anyone know what might be the cause of this, iv looked through the engine bay and under the car but can't find a leak anywhere


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Morning starting issues

Post by 175SBU » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:23 pm

Check fuel lines connecting onto the petrol filter from the fuel rail for wear and tear and also for clamp tightness.

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Morning starting issues

Post by NicholasDG » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:52 pm

Wow I'm seriously getting ready to throw this car in the trash, now my car is starting to just randomly switch off while I'm driving , to the point that my radio goes into safe mode my time and distance meter gets reset. Had the same issue a few years back and had to get a auto electrician and check my car he ended up removing that blue little box under the cubby hole, can anyone recommend someone to look at my car some serious pixies roaming around under the bonnet.


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