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 Starting -- again !!! 
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Post Starting -- again !!!
It's been bloody cold out in the shed for months now but I did get out there and start the Stylus/run up to temperature etc about 7 weeks ago . Spun round for what seemed like minutes before breaking into life then ran without incident .
So today , thinking I'd be short of time to prepare it for 2nd April Goodwood test day after my trip to Abbeville , I went into the shed (plus fan heater -- still cold) to fit two new 3/8ths rodends to the steering rack ends . They were ok but have been there since my '' tree fracar '' repairs in 2006 , still no play in them but seeing as my life sort of depends on those two very small rodends , decided to replace them. Fitted them both and re-set toe then thought I'll start her up and run it again , so they'll be no problem when I need to load it for Goodwood on 2nd April (not far off )
Whizzed it round for nearly a minute with just one very slight cough then nothing :x By now the battery wasn't enough to have a second go but tried anyway ---- same for about 30 sec's but absolutely now't :x
It's on charge again now , till it's fully up to maximum then I'll try again. Fan heater's sitting on the exhaust manifold aimed at the head , so if it's that damn water temp ' sensor yet again that sends to the ECU , it may start if the ECU thinks the engine's up to temp ' . If not then obviously it can't be the sensor --- that's twice in 3 yrs I've replaced it and always after the layoff in winter/spring.
Anyone else had this problem with tatty sensors after little use :?:

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Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:38 pm
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Post Re: Starting -- again !!!
Well , 4 hrs since leaving the fan heater pointing at the head/water sensor , turned the key and away she went :o So possibly the battery wasn't supplying '' quite '' enough under these arctic conditions(it was on charge till now) or the water sensor is duff again and my heater fooled the ecu --- none the wiser but will find out when I try it again next Monday to load for Goodwood :roll:

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I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
[b]Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.


Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:17 pm
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Post Re: Starting -- again !!!
sounds like she suffers from SAD!
All my cars do that if left unloved for too long.....

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Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:52 pm
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Post Re: Starting -- again !!!
norma wrote:
sounds like she suffers from SAD!
All my cars do that if left unloved for too long.....


Ha ha :lol: yes very apt ---- or maybe she doesn't like my term of endearment being '' the bitch '' :roll:

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I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
[b]Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.


Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:45 am
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