Especially on a cold morning or first thing in the morning...
Turn the key... takes up to 10 seconds to start.
Did a lot of reading around, one post somewhere suggested turning the key to position before ignition and waiting 5 seconds for fuel pump to prime. After 10 seconds of listening to clicks it starts beautifully like it should.
My question is... could this be a fuel pump relay issue??
Second issue... exhaust pops/blows under acceleration around 30-40mph... it will blow out like it is blocked or something and make a low pop noise... is this normal? Not heard it before... usually does this when started up... makes a loud note or two then settles down to a steady hum.
Many many many thanks for your help!