I have a Fiat Stilo 2003 and the other day i went out to the shop in
it (It started fine)and noticed that my brother that had lent it the
day before had not put any fuel in it.
I keep about 3 litres in a can in the boot but i was only going about
half a mile so i decided to wait until i got home to put it in.
I pulled up at home, turned the engine off and put the fuel in... but
then it wouldn’t start back up.
So from stopping the car to putting the petrol in and trying to start
it again something happened.
None of the warning lights are on and i have reset the fuel cut off
Could it be possible that the car was really low on fuel and sucked up
some air and now there is air in the fuel pipes?
I have been trying to start it now for about 2 hours on and
off...could it be flooded?
Do new car even get flooded anymore?
As you can tell im not really up on cars i know enough about old
engines but not about these new engines that just look like lumps of
This is my check list
Is there fuel in=Yes (well enough to start it atleast)
Any Warning lights on=No
Fuel cut off swicth=Reset
Checked for leaking fuel=None
All HT leads on=Yes
Fuses=All ok (this is a last ditch attempt)
Im gonna go to bed now and hope that it is flooded and that in the
morning it will start
If you have ANY ideas about what it could be can you please make some
Thanks in advance
Sorry i forgot to add the engine
Its a 1.6(not JTD)
Also the car will try to start ..its turning over but it just wont
Posted using the http://www.autoforumz.com interface, at author's request
Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
Click to see the full signature.