Vehicles (17 Jan 2019)
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This is a bit of an experiment. Take a look under the "REWARDS" menu across the top of the screen for the vehicles "ADD/MODIFY" option.
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Engine turns but doesn't fire
When it's turning over
Looking at the data list you should be able to read the engine rpm. If the figure does not change then its possible the crank sensor is faulty.
I, personally think you are jumping the gun a bit.
Are the spark plugs sparking?
Is the fuel actually spraying good fuel out the injectors?
Perhaps its just flooded?
Start with the basics, can you smell petrol under the bonnet after turning it over for a bit? That would indicate the engine has flooded.
No fuel smell, is fuel getting to the engine? Electric fuel pumps run noisier if they have no fuel to pump.
Before you risk spraying fuel all over the engine bay, remove the spark plugs. Are they ok? If not, when were they last changed? If ok, check for a spark.
No spark = cam sensor or crank sensor or immobiliser problem. Sparks = Possible fuel issue. Check the fuses (all of them!) to make sure injector drivers/ecu feeds are all ok.
THEN, if you need to remove the fuel pipe at the fuel rail, point the pipe into a jar or something and have an assistant turn the ignition on for a few seconds.
Searching the forum/googling and apps are great for additional information but you have to start with the basics.
the ecu doesn't allow any fuel through so in theory this would clear the flood
Jimnydave, Assuming all 4 spark plugs were fitted at the same time to the same engine they will all be in the same condition. So if one spark plug has failed do you think the other 3 are going to be as they were when you fitted them?
Also, most starting issues I have experienced happen when the engine is cold because the injector pulse is longest then so more fuel pumps in.
I'd treat it to a new set of spark plugs. Check the engine coolant temp sensor is reading accurately in the data list.
Crap in the fuel usually happens because the fuel level has been run very low in the tank allowing corrosion into the pipes or water is getting in thru a corroded filler neck or tank. Constantly low fuel level and lack of use allows condensation to build up inside the top of the tank.
If you only have problems with low fuel level it would back that up.
Several anomalies, aside the VVT, it’s metallic red with matching bumpers and arches, it has the older front disks, with the larger centre, so if you’re ever ordering these use an older reg number. I ordered a pair with the 06 reg and they wouldn’t fit but luckily I had a pair ordered for my 02 reg which did.
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So far I've had no starting issues but my engine cranks a few more turns than I'd like on a cold mornings before it lights, so a new battery may be required in the near future.
I'm a big advocate of 'using' up as much fuel in the tank as possible. Doing this continually, helps to ensure any small amounts of crap or water in the bottom of the tank always get drawn through to the filter, but you need to be confident that there is very little crap in the tank in the first place or it will cause big problems! I always fill the tank to the brim rather than just top up 'a bit'.
If the car is left standing for any length of time, again, as Delux mentioned, fill the tank to the brim to reduce the amount of condensation that can form.
An odd problem I had with a (proper BMC) Mini was that unless the fuel tank was full to the brim, it would cut-out going up a local steep hill. This was a weak (mechanical) fuel pump - probably a knackered diaphragm in the pump. I'm not sure how the Jimny pump operates but it's just a thought.
IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS