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Re: Starting problem HELP ! (archive)

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Posted by Shawn Anderson on April 09, 1999 at 17:34:08:

In Reply to: Starting problem HELP ! posted by Russ on April 09, 1999 at 16:54:24:

My first guess would be that the fuel pressure check valve is bad. This valve (not sure if that's the right name) maintains pressure in the fuel system after the car is shut off. My guess is that yours is bad and you loose your fuel pressure after you turn the car off -- pressure should not drop. Thus, it takes a few seconds for your car to re-pressurize the system in order to start.

Just a theory, but I've certainly heard of it before....

Shawn Anderson
1990 535, 164,000 miles

: My 525 (m20) has done 115k miles,it in an 1989 model but it is a poor starter. I have to crank the starter for 5 to 10 seconds before it fires up. Any helpfull advice welcome. PS. new sparkplugs and rotar arm fitted and made no odds.

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