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#1 Barry Thomson

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:42 PM

Good afternoon,

 

I have a Mini 998 auto, year 1990. I have changed the plugs, dizzy cap, points, coil, leads. I am getting a good spark at the plug and I have plenty of fuel but the car just will not turn over, it tries but just doesn't start. Can anybody suggest anything else I can try?

 

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Barry



#2 ukcooper

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:51 PM

wrong carb, wrong needle, wrong timing ,all choked up from not beeen drivin and just ditting there ?????????????



#3 Boycie

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:04 PM

Are the spark plugs wet with fuel after a few tries?

#4 Barry Thomson

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:07 PM

Hi, yes they are.



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:10 PM

Ok, so if you have fuel on the plugs, a spark and compression, it 'must' be something ukcooper mentions.
A first-try thing for me would be wildy out timing. Try moving the dizzy while someone cranks it over and see if it coughs.

#6 Barry Thomson

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:36 PM

ok i will give it a try, thanks 



#7 hunterg30

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 06:00 PM

Was it running before you changed things ? Could be leads on the wrong way ie firing order 1342

#8 Barry Thomson

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:43 PM

hi, no its not been running for a long time by the looks of it.



#9 phillrulz

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:44 PM

hi, no its not been running for a long time by the looks of it.

 

 

"bad fuel" ?

 

How long we talking 



#10 Barry Thomson

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 05:34 AM

not sure only got the vehicle 3 weeks ago. it had been bought by the previous owner a few years back and never used.



#11 Rorf

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 05:45 AM

Elementary - change the fuel/petrol. Any vehicle that had stood for longer than 6 months will have suspect fuel.



#12 The Principal

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:04 AM

when you say wont turn over do you mean the starter doesnt turn? do you have an auto inhibitor switch?



#13 Barry Thomson

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 10:50 AM

no the starter seems ok it just wont fire up.



#14 phillrulz

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 03:59 PM

no the starter seems ok it just wont fire up.


Try drain the tank or put a little fresh fuel in the carb ....

#15 Barry Thomson

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:51 AM

thanks for all the advice. I am going to drain the tank and clean out the carb and start from scratch. i am rushing it a bit and have not been looking at it as a long term project as I originally planned. thanks again.






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