It won't start!
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Nov 21 2010
I'm getting to my wit's end... or maybe my husband is. My poor little car has been sitting on the driveway for the last couple of weeks while we've tried to work out what it's problem is. Originally I started the car and it turned over, started but seemed to require quite a bit of revving to keep it running. The rev counter was around 1000 and getting lower. I took my foot off the accelarator and it decided it wasn't going to play anymore. It stopped!
Since then I've tried starting it and not even gotten the engine to catch. You can quite clearly hear the engine turn over when you turn the ignition and at the back end you can smell fuel. We've replaced the ignition leads with new shiny 8mm leads and it also has new plugs. We've checked the leads and plugs for sparking and they definitely have that. So at least we know a charge is getting there... and we can rule out the coil pack as a problem.
Help? Suggestions would be welcome and recommendations for any garages and good mechanics in the Reading area..
By the way, it's a new shiny red Mk1 (1990) 1.6 roadster