Join Date: Jul 2005
Car: Rover 200 (95-99) 'Bubble Shape'
No it didn't turn over poorly, it was either a straight no way i'm not starting or fired up straight away. In my case it happened in Whitby carpark and then it didn't start at all after that. When turning the key, the car powered up, fuel pump kicked in but when trying to turn over....nothing. At first I thought it was the ECU not disabling the imobiliser but when the AA (best purchase I ever made btw) came out, he just chopped the end off and fitted a new slide-on connector. Never had a problem since (well, with that particular fault anyway lol).
Having a few starting problems at the moment myself as well though, seems to take a few turns before it fires sometimes. Am putting it down to all the work that was recently done (HGF, Valve replacement and timing belt) as never had the problem before. Had a rover metro rio before this (great little car with only 4 gears lol) and had a few starting problems with that also.
It seems to struggle sometimes if I turn the engine off and then start it again straight away, dont suppose you know what that could be do you? I was thinking maybe the injectors aren't clearing properly and its flooding a bit?
Its worth noting though, when the HG and valve burnt out the car struggled to start similar to the above. No water loss is there?
I cant really complain about the car though, great to drive and really good in the corners, just I think mine is starting to show its age (106K miles) and its starting to get a little rough around the edges.
I'd be interested to see the results as per your recent post. Let me know.