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#1 blk ice

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:37 PM

so wife comes home and parks the car up, was running fine as normal, goes back out to car and goes to start it, the car winds over about five times then just stops, wont even fire in that time, but turn the key off and on again it will do the same thing everytime. before you ask i am not at home and not near the car so i cannot pull any codes of, i will not be home till tonight so just trying to get an idea of what it maybe.

the car is a 1997 BD5 auto, does anyone know what the problem maybe.
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:44 PM

There is no system in these cars that would cause them to cease turning over after a certain amount. Sounds like it could be either immobilised, flooded or human error.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 4:15 AM

Problem found, was the fuel pump, it was wanting to fire but die very quickly, wife couldn't pick up that it was wanting to fire but couldn't. Only problem was the only fuel pump in stock in Napier was at subaru, och on the price, but need it up and running so not much choice.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 8:32 AM

Damn... not much availability of parts outside the three big cities huh :(
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#5 Reuben

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:14 AM

Can't go wrong with the quality of genuine though, that pump will last another 10-20 years on you now, more than any aftermarket.

The trick to keeping pumps alive btw? Just keep yah car over a quater full at all times. Running on empty is usally a good way to kill a pump.
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<Shale>: Blighter doesn't really have an accelerator pedal, it's more just a loudness pedal. You can change volume, but you won't go any faster.


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 5:20 PM

Thats why this one died, kelly was keeping the tank low while she drives around town to save on weight, sometimes running a near empty tank is not a good idea, she was lucky to go though a 1/4 tank in a week.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

It's well worth keeping that tank full, the savings from low weight will be in the 10's of dollars over a whole year, but then the fuel pumps crap out and you're out of pocket! Plus if you keep a tank full, you can track fuel economy which is neat

http://www.fuelly.co...gacy?fu=2042635
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<Shale>: Blighter doesn't really have an accelerator pedal, it's more just a loudness pedal. You can change volume, but you won't go any faster.


<mjlqtown>: (Southern US accent) I'v excised the demon! This car is now clear!


<Reuben>: I feel like when you stomp the throttle in Blighter, it's like you've startled an old man!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 5:47 PM

Thats a bloody good site there, love your photo of beast covered in snow like that, will look into joining up and using it sometime today when not busy at work
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