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 Post subject: Car wont start on cold frosty mornings
Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:18 am 
Tyre Shredder
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Good Morning Everyone,

I am currently grappling with an intermittent issue with my XG ute. As the title describes, on particularly cold frosty mornings the thing wont start. When i return later that day the car will start and run fine.

I imagine there is some moisture getting into the ignition system somehwere, im after some advise on where to start looking and how to get this soughted out?\

Thanks
Dan
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 Post subject: Re: Car wont start on cold frosty mornings
Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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What do you mean won't start?
Does it crank over?
If so does it crank at the same usual speed?
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 Post subject: Re: Car wont start on cold frosty mornings
Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:14 am 
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Cranks wont fire. same speed, no compression issues. im sure its moisture in the ignition system somewhere as it started fine last night and this morning.
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 Post subject: Re: Car wont start on cold frosty mornings
Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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Hi,

It could be a few things, including fuel or lack of. If you unplug a plug lead, connect it to an old plug and rest it on the manifold. You should them be able to see / hear the spark as you crank it. You could still have a bad relay or any number of things, so eliminate what it isn't. The Coils have been known to have cracks and issues in the rain, and the distributor modules are a known issue. Normally they stop before they wont restart. Is the Cranking at the right speed ? You have said it sounds right, but I have seen a stuck centrifugal advance in the Dizzy cause starting problems before.

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 Post subject: Re: Car wont start on cold frosty mornings
Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:17 pm 
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The car is duel fuel and doesnt run on either. Would it still turn over with a dodgy relay?

yeah cranking at right speed from what i can tell
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