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mowflow

1.6 refuses to start after first drive

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mowflow

Following a major restoration I took my 1991 1.6 out its first drive at the end of last year. Within about 2 miles it just died on me and wouldn't start again. Few weeks later I got it started again after checking things over. The plugs were quite black so I figured it had been running rich so i tweaked the screw on the AFM and throttle until it idled where it should. It then went back in the garage while life carried on.

 

Wind the clock on several months and now the thing won't start at all. So far I have.

• put fresh fuel in 

• confirmed I have spark (I do)

• bridged the tachometric relay wires (no change, fuel pump was priming fine anyway)

• cleaned the distributor cap (new Bosch one) 

• checked and cleaned the connector from the distributor 

• cleaned the ignition amp connection 

• checked none of the wires had been pushed back in any of the plugs (all fine)

• checked the flap on the AFM.

 

Finally I pulled the fuel rail to check the injectors were firing. As soon as I turned the key with the injectors out the car started and ran for a few seconds.

 

I've put the rail back in and it's back to just turning over and not firing. Does it sound like it's flooding/over fueling? Not getting air, maybe the TPS?

 

All help and suggestions much appreciated.

 

 

 

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PhilNW

Are the plugs wet or dry after you have tried to start it?

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mowflow

They are wet

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PhilNW

Dry the plugs off

then Quick and dirty test, unplug the AFM and try and start it.

 

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