Hi all, If I could pick your knowledgeable brains please, I have a 1986 2.8i which has always started first time, however on Monday last had to take if for an MOT and it wouldn't start, I checked the usual suspects spark at the plugs etc. anyway I removed the cold start injector to see if fuel was getting through and yes it would was and low and behold the engine fired up, I switched of straight away then but the injector back in and the engine failed to start, I then disconnected the electrical plug to the cold start injector and again the engine started and run great, connect it and it will not My question is what is the relationship with the supply to the cold start injector and the starting sequence. Thankyou
Stupid question - have you wired it up the right way and is it connected in the right direction to the fuel pipes.
If that's OK you may have a blockage in the pipes or the pick up on the fuel level sender in the tank may be blocked. I recently had this problem on my kit car - stale fuel had caused gunge to block the pick up.
When you fed fuel into the carb did you just tip it down the throttle body or did you connect up to the fuel inlet and fill the float chamber? The float chamber needle valve is another issue that could stop the carb filling with fuel.