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Old 01-14-2002, 06:10 PM
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Unhappy My 190e 2.3 16v will not start........HELP !!!!!!!!!

I have not used my car for about 2 months. Now it will not start!!!! The motor turns over and it tries to start but doesn't. One time the fuel pump did not energise and the motor started first time but died due to no fuel. When the fuel pump energises the motor just will not start. When I checked the plugs no. 2 and 3 were black whereas no. 1 and 4 were clean. All smelt of petrol. There is a spark going to all plugs. The last time I took out the plugs there was smoke coming from cylinders 2 and 3. Please help as I don't know where to look next !!!! My thanks in advance to all you guys. I hope you can help me this time as you have done in the past.
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Old 01-14-2002, 07:26 PM
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No start

Put the pedal to the metal while you try to start. If you still have a hard time then get some new plugs and spark plug wires. While you are at it replace the cap and rotor too.

Alex
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Old 01-15-2002, 12:56 PM
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Thanks will give it a try and let you know the outcome. Once again many thanks.
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Old 01-15-2002, 01:01 PM
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I see you're in England. Two months of inactivity and all that moisture add up to bad news for your ignition system. Previous poster had some good pointers. Also consider the condition of the fuel.
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Old 01-15-2002, 04:32 PM
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won't start

Christopher;
Pull out your fuel pump relay and knock it around a bit ( a drop from three feet is just about right) plug it back in and drive away!
M.F.
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