Maserati Manual MK1
Lucas World Service News WSN604 Export
Mistral + 3500 GT Owner's Manual
FAULT A: ENGINE WILL NOT START
Assuming that there is sufficient fuel in
the tank, that the ignition system is in order, and that the starter will crank
the engine, the following
diagnosis is recommended:-
N.B. If the fault is found to
exist in any category after' A.5, then after rectifying and ensuring the engine
the lead from the thermal switch to the oil
A.1. Pulsations at Metering Distributor
Switch ON the
Ignition, RESET manual button, as necessary, and maintain in this position. CRANK
the engine, and progressively press
firmly with finger on the non-return valves in
the outlet ports on the Metering Distributor. A distinct pulsation should.
be felt as injection takes
place. Alternatively, the injection pipe unions at
these ports may be slackened, and a flow of fuel should occur from each union in
turn as the
engine is rotated.
a) If pulsations are felt, proceed to A.12
b) If NO pulsations are felt, proceed to A.2A
A.2 Fuel Pump
Locate the pump
at the rear of the car and on eliminating extraneous noises, the pump should be
a) If the pump is heard to be running proceed to A.9 via.
b) If the pump is NOT running proceed to A.3
A.3 Operation of Safety Switching Circuit
RELEASE the manual reset button, and the warning light
should be illuminated.
a) If the warning light illuminates proceed to
b) If the warning light does NOT illuminate check the wiring, especially the
supply from the ignition switch to terminal 8 on the thermal switch.
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