Tiger, as it turns out it isn't the fuel mixture. If I leave the key at
ignition for a minute, then the car will start right up, so something is
leaking somewhere. Any ideas on where it could be (it wasn't doing this
before the fuel distributor change).
Ahh... definitely the accumulator is bad in your case. Since you did your
fuel distributor... Was there hard hot start before you redid your fuel
distributor? If yes, then definitely accumulator... if no, then fuel
distributor is at fault... easy fix though.
By the way, Starting on my car is instantaneous when you turn to start... no
Why'd you have to say that? Now that means I have to send it back to german
star, get a replacement under warranty (and who knows what kind of hoops
I'll have to jump through for that. They'll probably expect me to flip for
shipping. And there's probably no way that I'll be able to get my $152 in
labor back (not to mention there will be more labor charge to get this one
out, and then put in the replacement. I might be better off just buying a
voltmeter and a 3mm allen wrench). Oh well, suppose I'll just skip lunch for
All I know is, you can be sure I'll probably never buy from german star
again. Now I know why they were the cheapest.
Richard - feeling the headache coming
Well Marlin, I don't want you to spend money needlessly as I know you spent
a ton on the fuel distributor already... There are two possibilities that
can go wrong in the event of hard starting.
First is the compensator valve.... on the top of fuel distributor... there
is a hex nut or torx nut... where we have that 'hump' and it is along the
line of it.
First, relieve the system pressure...then take off that nut... andI think
there is a spring inside... then there is a tiny piston with a oring on it.
To get the piston out... you need a small screwdriver to coax it out. Change
The other one is harder and more sensitive to do... but do the top one first
and see what happens.
So possibly the Coil(s) - dead and take ages to build up a charge.
Or if the dizzy has one - the condensor?
Is there an electric fuel pump? - might be dead and need ages to prime
hrmmm - what a strange thing.
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