I've had a good dig around previous topics and have managed to narrow
down to a few causes but need a little help.
It's a 98 R reg and has 120k on the clock. There have been a few
starting issues lately but it would eventually start after a good few
turns. The problem started to get worse and eventually it would
struggle to start on a warm engine left for only 10 mins.
However, now it won't start at all. We have turned the car over and
over and also used easy start to no avail. I see it as possible the
- Spill Pipes or
- Injector seals
I have read a few posts and someone said they saw the fuel filter
reservoir empty, which showed air was getting into the system - I have
just loosened the nut on top of the filter to remove the lid but it
starts to hiss (like air is getting in or coming out). I have decided
to stop as I don't want more air to get in. Am I removing the
lid/cover correctly or am I doing something wrong? Why is there a
The car is fairly old and not worth much so there is no point taking it
to the garage - we have decided to fix it ourselves and will change the
seals and spill off pipes once we get it started again. In addition is
the injector seal change a big job - have looked at the Haynes and it
seems straightforward although time consuming? And if we change the
spill pipes how do we bleed the fuel system of all the air - will
turning over the engine do this?
Finally it is parked on an incline (engine up) with a 1/4 tank - would
this cause a problem?
Thanks for you help folks.