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Car started then stalled, wouldn't restart
Been driving around all day today with the BttF excitement, did almost 100 miles in total and the car ran perfectly driving people all over Central Fife. Finished the event, climbed in to go home - car burst into life, idled for half a second and stalled. Tried to restart and it wouldn't fire, gave it about five or six attempts with brief rests in between, eventually it caught and ran perfectly. Drove ten miles back to storage without problem. Restarted again without hesitation. Any thoughts?
Med Venlig Hilsen
You didn't hit your head hard enough on the steering wheel?!
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

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Could be the fuel accumulator not holding rest pressure? Sounds like if you could crank it okay then it wasn't ignition, so fuel seems the most likely. Especially since you had it in the shop recently and your chap seemed to tear into the engine, but likely didn't check the accumulator down in it's cubby-hole underneath the car.
VIN 4494, Grey interior, 5 speed, October 1981
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