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Old 02-06-2002, 05:40 PM
Berolina Berolina is offline
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Question This is weird

When my recent starting problems suggested a possible "FUEL System Bleed Down" I was told to keep cranking the engine a few times and it should start. Fearing I would kill the battery, I decided instaed to pump the gas pedal a number of times. As soon as I did that the engine kicked over immediately.

NOW, having told this to my mechanic, he is puzzled and maintains that pumping the gas pedal on a fuel injection system has no effect whatever. Yet it made all the difference in my case and what is more, the owners manual says to pump the pedal a couple of times in real cold wheather. I Am CONFUSED.

Would appreciate any comments regarding this matter.

Thanks, Dieter

87-- 420SEL

1987 420SEL
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