New to the forums, new to rovers, I have a 98, 218 vvc 1.8 rover coupe with EXACTLY the same problem. At random it would be a bugger to start, almost draining the battery to get it to go.
You get in, key in ignition and click it round once, immobiliser off, electrics on, dash lights and systems engage and lights blink off as should. It’s at this point you think… will it, wont it…. So you turn the key and … ********! The starter motor turns good and strong but it just wont fire, now and then it just gives you a little teasing of hope and no… try again, the same for about 10 seconds. But the other day it just wouldn’t start at all.
Its almost as if there is no fuel in it, (yes there is before you ask *chuckels*) I read another post somewhere about waiting a few seconds for the fuel pressure to build up but, that does not see to have any effect. Once started though she purs like a kitten and drives nice and smooth.
A week before its NO starting I took it to the gates of hell (rover dealer) and had them run a health check on the 'puter and sensors. All was functional no problems.
So its down the garage been there for 3 days now and I am *****ing my pants at the prospect of the bill. I noticed that this thread did not get much interest but for the love of god… *gets down on his knees* Gurus. Dr Dave help a poor and orphaned child before I have to sell my body to pay the bill!
Last edited by Smoocher; 28-11-2005 at 15:06.