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#1622860 - 11/07/2018 14:24 Fuel vapour lock?
GDO Offline
Club member 1364

Registered: 12/11/2014
Posts: 21
Loc: Birmingham UK
Just over a week ago I had a great trip to the New Forest from Birmingham. The car (20vt) ran perfectly apart from a minor problem. After shortish trip from our hotel to the coast, the car was parked in the sun for about 45 mins and then refused to start. Battery must be good as it turned over well, but no go! After 3 or 4 attempts in fairly short order it fired and ran perfectly for the journey home. I then used it for a couple of short trips - no problem.

Then yesterday, after a run of about 55 mins. the car was again left in the sun. Half an hour later it refused to start again. This time, after several attempts, it would not go. I left it for an hour or so and it started after turning over a few times and ran well for the journey home.

Could this be a vapour lock? If so where in the fuel system could the issue lie and what could be the best cure?

Any help appreciated.


#1622861 - 11/07/2018 14:29 Re: Fuel vapour lock? [Re: GDO]
Countrycruising Offline
Club Rep Europe, member 914
I AM a Coop

Registered: 12/09/2006
Posts: 14459
Loc: FCSS 01684 593187
Sounds like early crank sensor failing, or fuel pump relays need re-newing or possibly the yellow connector of death is burning out.

These cars don't suffer vapour lock as the vapour is pulled through the engine on over run, keeps the planet green, apparently.

#1622864 - 11/07/2018 16:01 Re: Fuel vapour lock? [Re: GDO]
GDO Offline
Club member 1364

Registered: 12/11/2014
Posts: 21
Loc: Birmingham UK
Not as straight forward as I hoped - but it is a coupe!

I will get someone to look at these items.

#1622897 - 12/07/2018 12:17 Re: Fuel vapour lock? [Re: GDO]
Tack Offline
Club member 1678

Registered: 03/06/2018
Posts: 9
sounds exactly like what mine is doing!!