Hard to start

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bigalfazer
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Re: Hard to start

Post by bigalfazer »

Ok thanks I'll order a primer bulb as well I think they are about £10 I'll try and order it first thing tomorrow
I'll let you know what happens
Thanks again for all your help

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Re: Hard to start

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You can check for air in the clear intake pipe to the filter. I could sometimes see a bubble in there before I started which dissapeared, but when I shone a bright light through the pipe from underneath I could see a stream of tiny bubbles against to top edge of the pipe. After I had removed and refitted the pipe the bubbles had gone, after about 100 miles they were back and the fault returned.

If you have the 2.0. engine it doesn't have an in tank pump, the fuel is drawn up by the HP pump.

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Re: Hard to start

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Paul-R wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 17:53
If the fuel system has a primer bulb will it have an in-tank pump? I thought that the primer bulb was there because there is no in-tank pump.
You are correct Paul, i was covering all bases by saying pump/sender unit :)

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Re: Hard to start

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there is a pump in my tank i have taken it out to check that the filter is not block unless it is a dummy one to hold the tank sender
any way this morning i started pumping the manual bulb pump ,after i loosed the bulb i waited a moment and could here the fuel draining back so i think the none return valve must not be working i have ordered a new one

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Re: Hard to start

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Strange, I don't have one in mine, I took it all out to check the filter - no pump. Mine is a 2008 140 bhp though perhaps that's the difference?

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Re: Hard to start

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AFAIK if you have a primer bulb there is no in tank pump, the casing for the sender unit is part of the design, can also house the pump if fitted ?

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Re: Hard to start

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admiral51 wrote:
02 Jan 2021, 17:46
...the casing for the sender unit is part of the design, can also house the pump if fitted ?
That's basically correct, The framework has enough space for a pump as well as the fuel level sender unit.

Is it possible that the sender unit is being mistaken for a pump?

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Re: Hard to start

Post by bigalfazer »

Thanks for all your help folks . I've ordered a few parts I hope will cure the problem 🙂