Maserati Manual MK1
Lucas World Service News WSN604 Export
Mistral + 3500 GT Owner's Manual
FAULT E: DIFFICULTY IN STARTING A WARM ENGINE
The probable cause of this is either leaking injector
nozzles, or leaking non-return valves on the Metering Unit.
result in the injector pipe becoming unprimed, so that when a starting attempt
made the Metering Unit has initially to
prime the pipe before fuel can be injected into the manifold.
E.1. Leaking Injector nozzle(s)
With the ignition Switch ON, progressively press firmly with
finger on the non-return valves in the outlet ports of the Metering Distributor,
during a starting attempt, and during the first few seconds of running. Feel
for pulsations as injection takes place.
a) If no pulsations occur at one or more non-return valves fit replacement injector nozzle(s) in the
associated pipe line?.
If poor hot starting is still experienced. Proceed to
E.2 Leaking non-return valves
a) Replacement banjo bolt(s) at which no pulsations occur, should be fitted to the
N.B. It must be remembered that no improvement in starting
will be shown by the first start, after carrying out any work which involves
disturbing any part of an injector line. This is because the affected lines have
to be given time in which to become primed with fuel.
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