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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 16-02-2017, 16:56 Thread Starter
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Unhappy MGF wont start

Hi to all, we parked up the mgf at xmas, went to bring it out of hibernation and it wont start and alternator was siezed, so, fitted new alternator, new battery, new coil, new fob battery, checked fuel pump and fuel, checked for spark checked fuses, checked inertia switch and immobiliser seems to turn off when the jingle stops and finally checked cam belt and timing marks were all lined up as they should be, engine turns over fine but it wont fire up, we tried squirting easystart down its throat to no avail, didnt even kick
any ideas cos ive ran out of them cheers Andrew.

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So, does the starter kicks or not? If not maybe worth to check relays?
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starter seems fine turns over well
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If it won't show any signs of life with easy start, I'd be looking again at the ignition and also a compression test.
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As above, If its not starting squirting easystart into it you probably have an immobilizer problem as if there was any spark at all you'd have had it fire squirting easystart into it
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theres a good spark , doesnt make sense
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theres a good spark , doesnt make sense
A good spark at each plug?

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Yes a good spark at each plug. after all the stuff weve checked and/or replaced theres gotta be something blatently obvious that staring us right in the face, ive gone to look for it.
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Are the plugs wet with fuel?

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Yes there wet, its doin me head in now
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Try holding the throttle open fully (foot flat to the floor) then turning it over for say 15-20 seconds continuously.

My thinking is maybe it is just flooded with fuel now.

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If you have spark and fuel, the only things left are compression and timing.
Not sure how either could have changed, just being parked up
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Yes there wet, its doin me head in now
Dry them out put them back and pull the fuel pump fuse out. Now hold the throttle wide open and turn it over whilst someone sprays easy start down the throttle body. If it try's to fire shove the pump fuse in and see if it goes.
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Do you have a distributor?
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