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Re: [T3] Wish me luck!


Kevin Guarnotta wrote:

>What does this mean?
>
>"I have this list to thank for the information on needing to pressurize the
>fuel loop if the car's been standing."
>  
>
Over time (which could be anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours),
the fuel lines on FI Type 3s will lose pressure as the vehicle ages. The
pump only runs for about a second when you turn the ignition on, and it
may not be enough time to build up enough pressure in the supply lines.
So, rather than crank and crank away with no result other than draining
the battery, priming the system prior to start will help greatly to get
it to fire up.

My lines sounded empty- the first few spinups of the pump sounded very
loud, as if the impeller was encountering no resistance from fluid. This
sound changed as the system primed.

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