Something i've noticed about my car, is that when she gets warm / hot, she won't start.
I recall a thread somewhere in this forum of similar ilk... but no answers were there.
One thing i have noticed though, is that the coil was very very hot... which it shouldn't be.
On top of which, once cooled down a little, i'm able to start the car by jiggeling the column shift lever... it's like it won't make a decent connection when static, so by moving it up and down / in and out, some form of contact is made, which allows the car to start... though being hot i think is the main problem.
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I have the same problem on mine but i fitted a starter solonoid with a button on the bottom of it, when she wont start on the key i flip the bonnet and push the starter solonoid button and she starts straight up. I have a feeling it could be sticky contacts on the back of the ignition barrel.
Well i've been informed that it's probably a lazy starter motor, as she's fine when cold and problematic when warm / hot.
It could be sticky contacts on the barrel though... everything else has been sticking in one way or another due to her being garaged for 15 years!
Though it's amazing the difference it makes to things like power steering when you fill the near empty slave cylinder up ;D and fortunately, power steering fluid and gearbox oil are one in the same for my car, so the gearbox is also a little livelier thanks to a top up.
Not too sure about what to do though, as it could all be related to other issues.
I think my first job will be to retard the timing tomorrow, as she doesn't stop simply because turn her off and remove the ignition key... only one mechanic at my local garage has a timing gun... all the others have laptops!
Once that's been sorted, i can start looking into the issue of the starter... maybe i'll ditch the keys and install a button for starting the car, which means the keys will only make the ignition connection and nothing else.
Seems a tad extreme having an additonal button on the soli, as i'd spend half my time with the bonnet up... so yeah... probably best to get a button put inside the car !
And there's no way that i'm gunna try using that crank handle again... that's inasne stuff and you need arms like schwarrzzenneggerr
Post by Phil Nottingham on Aug 3, 2010 18:14:25 GMT
A 3 litre should start easily on the handle anyway - it is not speed of turnover ir is whether the motor is taking away the coil voltage for the spark. The ignition swithes do give trouble though but often when actually running as the contacts burn - does it key warm up
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers