Maserati Manual MK1
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Mistral + 3500 GT Owner's Manual
FAULT B: ENGINE FIRES BUT WILL NOT RUN (COLD)
Assuming there is
sufficient fuel in the tank,. and that the ignition/timing has been
checked as being in order.
N.B. If the Method or Action involves following
the procedure of A. 5. (Fault A), then at the end of the diagnosis,
lead from the thermal switch to the oil pressure switch.
B.1. Pulsations at Metering Distributor
Proceed to Fault A, and follow through to the end of Method A.1.
a) If pulsations are felt at
each non-return valve proceed to B.2.
b) If no pulsations are felt at each non-return
valve, proceed to 'Engine will not start' (Fault A) ref. A.5 and .hence 1..9 to
c) If pulsations are felt at only two (4-cylinder'engines), three
(6-cylinder engines) or six-(8-cylinder engines), a nozzle stuck closed
suspected. REMOVE the injectors where NO pulsations arc felt and blow through
them with compressed air in excess
of 60 p.s.i. This should ascertain the faulty nozzle. Exchange for new
13.2 Faulty Control Unit
fault A ref. A.5 and hence to Method A.12.
a) If control is found to function satisfactorily, proceed to B3.
a fault is found on the Control Unit, proceed in accordance with Action A.12 (b).
B.3 Faulty Metering Distributor
fault may be a sheared drive to the Metering Distributor rotor, causing the
rotor. to run out of phase, or intermittently.
Proceed to Fault A, directly to method
A.11, and by prolonged observation of the Metering Distributor rotor, the fault
become apparent as intermittent rotation of the rotor.
a) Proceed as Action A.11 (a) to remove the Metering/Control Unit. A replacement
should then be fitted.
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