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Problem starting
Thanks to all out there for your invaluable help. There is definitely a fuel pump noise before I turn the ignition key to start the engine. I was told to listen for this when first switching on and before firing the engine. When the car wouldn't start yesterday I didn't get the fuel pump noise. I will check connections and have fuel filters ordered and am awaiting delivery.

I am going to have new tyres fitted once I am happy that the car will always start for me as I believe they may be the original Michelins!!
Gordon Russell
23/05/2012 @  16:34
Under topic: RV8
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Problem starting
Hi Gordon,
After you take off both filters cut them in half to reveal the contents and see if they have been the source of your problems.
Brian W Kitching
24/05/2012 @  02:47
Problem starting
Thanks for that lttle tip. Will cut in half when I have removed them. Incidentally do I need to disconnect the battery when I change the fuel filters?
Gordon Russell
24/05/2012 @  04:03
Problem starting
No need to disconnect the battery but you must depressurise the fuel system using the inertia switch prior to any work on the fuel system. This procedure is shown on page 1, fuel system., Repair No. 19.50.02. The switch is located on the firewall, passenger side just beside the heater box.

When I brought #590 in from Japan, one of the tasks was to change the fuel filters. I didn't open up the large filter but I cut into the small one. There was so much contamination, I'm surprised the car ran at all. I've since changed them both again just to be cautious.
Simon Austin
26/05/2012 @  00:36
Problem starting
If your fuel pump is not priming at all then it is not the pump. You need to check if you are getting power there on ignition. If you are and it isn't priming then it is a faulty fuel pump or a remote chance your alarm system.
Gavin Brown
26/05/2012 @  08:20
Problem starting
I just came across this interesting link which might help, assuming you can decipher the text!
Jon Moulds
31/05/2012 @  08:32
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