the fault is due to the auto choke system. If you unplug the water temperature
sensor underneath the inlet manifold the car will start imediately. Then stop
the engine and plug the sensor back on and you will be amazed that the car
starts with no problem.
I have not found the reason, but on my duaghters car I have put a switch in
series with one of the wires to the sensor. This means that if the car fails to
start she can switch the sensor off strat the car and then just switch it back
on with out stopping the engine and also means she does not even have to open
If anyone knows why this should work I would be interested.