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Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:14 pm 
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dads got a new one and it is now very hard to start. when he pours boiling water over the converter it helps tho. what would this indicate?- dirty converter? if this is the case how do we go about cleaning it? any other reasons it could be doing it?
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Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:17 pm 
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Contact ford. it shouldnt be happening
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Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:28 pm 
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the converters have been known to freeze up. though i havent heard of them on the BA's, mostly ED-EL type.

doesnt soudn right though, is it still under warranty? take it back in.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:03 am 
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The Vialle convertors are s**t, and very very very expensive, they're well known for their problems.

As the guys have said, if it's under warranty take it back, if it's not you're up for a small fortune.

They're a very complex convertor, if you don't know what you're doing then leave it alone.
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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:09 am 
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yeh older converters are known for freezing up but a new one shouldnt.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:01 am 
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have you checked spark plugs. my brother has au e-gas(dif motor i know) and it was hard to start and turned out to be the plugs. still cranks a bit longer than a petrol equivilent but thats normal.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:38 pm 
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i have a au dedicated gas had the same problem mine was due to s**t leads and air box leak if your airbox is leaking they run s**t
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Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:15 am 
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take the car back to ford... up to 5 seconds is normal cranking time on a BA Egas...
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 Post subject: Re: BA egas hard to start
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Pouring hot water over the convertor as mentioned in the first post is great advice. Coldest weather I can remember since last winter and EGas not happy.

Wouldn't go this morning, just cranked continuosly. Tried again tonight with same issue.

Used hot water and gave it a few taps (read it can loosen a bit of wax), Cranked and started after 4-5 seconds.

Thanks GRN WGN, your 6 y.o. post still doing good.
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