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    Long crancking?

    Hey all, i have noticed in the last 3,000 miles that my car sometimes takes longer to start then other times, takes like another 2 turns or so. isnt anytime specific, just now and then. i think its since i serviced it but cant be sure as dont recall paying attention to it befor.
    Any ideas as to what it is? has any1 had anything similar?

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    Re: Long crancking?

    Mine suffered from similar problems until I replaced the battery.

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    Re: Long crancking?

    Mine does the same, but as long as it starts I'm not worrying about it!

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    Re: Long crancking?

    any other guesses?

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    Re: Long crancking?

    Mine cranks sligtly longer than normal when the fuel tank is almost empty.
    Always been like that.

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    Re: Long crancking?

    wot fuel do u use, my t-sport was like that on normal unleaded but on optimax was fine

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    Re: Long crancking?

    i only run it on optimax, sometimes ult imate. havent payed attention to if it does it when near empty, will have a look..

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    Re: Long crancking?

    You should use partial throttle when starting a hot engine, no throttle when starting a cold engine...

    I actually read that in the handbook of a car I had once... not sure what though! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    As Timbo says, the ECU uses a 'cold start valve' when cold which enriches the fuel mixture therefore making it easier to start the engine.

    Cheers

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