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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:24 pm 
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pulled in my drive way lastnite and it just died i thought it might have run out of fuel i wouldnt know because my fuel sender is stuffed therfore i have no way of telling how much fuel i have neway i put $10 of fuel in it and it still wont start it turns over but doesnt fire could it be my coil or my fuel pump?
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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:34 pm 
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check if your getting spark would be an idea first :P check fuses or anything minor which can be causing it.. loose lead or something
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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:37 pm 
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You should get into the habit of resetting your trip meter when you refill and go of that. Pull of the fuel line to check if your getting any, If not, pull out a sparky and see if you've got spark.
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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:45 pm 
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i thought that it might need to be primmed some how? neway thanx fellas.
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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:19 am 
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possibly a silly question, but do your interior lights work?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:19 am 
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not a silly question at all... the BEM drawers one of its power feeds from the interior lamp circuit, and if there is a fault/blown fuse the BEM wont power up and therefore wont enable starting of the motor
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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:38 am 
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quick eb wrote:
... it turns over but doesnt fire could it be my coil or my fuel pump?

Well start with the basics.
When you turn the ignition to the start position and the dash idiot lights come on, can you hear the fuel pump hum briefly in the back of the car? If not then your fuel pump may be having a problem.
You can check for spark by pulling out one plug with it's lead attached, hold it up close to a rocker cover bolt and see if it arcs when you turn the motor over. If no spark then investigate back towards the coil.
Tell us what you find.

 

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 Post subject: Re: emergency!!
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:43 pm 
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Vic wrote:
quick eb wrote:
... it turns over but doesnt fire could it be my coil or my fuel pump?

Well start with the basics.
When you turn the ignition to the start position and the dash idiot lights come on, can you hear the fuel pump hum briefly in the back of the car? If not then your fuel pump may be having a problem.
You can check for spark by pulling out one plug with it's lead attached, hold it up close to a rocker cover bolt and see if it arcs when you turn the motor over. If no spark then investigate back towards the coil.
Tell us what you find.


Even if the pump does hum it may still be stuffed. when my EA's pump failed it was pumping back into the tank!

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:55 pm 
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Sure, but still worth checking as it is also a common fault when those pumps fail.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:03 pm 
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first post, 11th august, id hope its fixed by now ;)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:42 pm 
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also if u did run out of fule and put 10 ltrs in it still might not be enough fuel to start it. some cars have to sides to there tank and if it gets emptay it can take 20+ ltrs to get fuel to the pump
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