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Old 23rd January 2022, 08:21 AM
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I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere in the thread, but if you stand outside the car and turn the ignition on (don't start), you should hear the fuel pump prime itself for several seconds. Of course, that doesn't guarantee that the pump is working 100%.
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Is the battery sufficiently charged? Iíve had one that having been stood for a few weeks had obviously gotten weak, sounded like it was buzzing the engine over no problem but nary a start to be had. Stuck the charger on it, couple of hours later, started like a new one.
Car is on trickle charge... it's a new battery, the one MJ advised getting. Later today I will have a go and listen out for the pump.

I have read another thread (Nognar) where similar issues prevailed, also noted that there is also an outside chance the relay could also have issues. Grasping I know.

Thanks for the tips
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Old 28th January 2022, 03:04 PM
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Spark plugs out, soaking. Flooded.

Pulled fuse to pump, not that I knew the thing was working anyway and spun it over without the plugs in. Plugs replaced, spun over and fired up, on the button!

Thanks for the support guys, pump not needed, this time.
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Old 28th January 2022, 03:09 PM
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Thats a bit odd. I wonder how it got flooded?
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Old 28th January 2022, 04:12 PM
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Thats a bit odd. I wonder how it got flooded?
If you are asking me I don't have a clue! Previously I was turning the car over with the new battery you suggested, it was trying to catch but just not firing up.

As suggested by B@FINK I put the battery on charge, topped up to 12.7v. I thought I may as well check lines, hoses (grasping again) and thought I would pull a spark plug (vice grip garage technique) and see if anything there could be amiss. Plugs pretty good but stank of unburnt fuel.

Maybe previous starting attempts caused this, I am not sure. Cleaned and dried the plugs, turned over and fired straight up!

Checked the voltage across the battery whilst idling and getting 13.95 volts
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