Join Date: Oct 2009
147 wont start
I bought a 2001 147 from a friend a few months ago, and this morning it wouldnt start - i've not used it for a couple of days, and it's snowing (and really cold) here (Copenhagen Denmark)...
I've tried removing the spark plug leads, and cleaning them, to check for moisture, but they were OK, (i gave them a squirt of WD40 while they were off) and as far as i know the battery is OK, does anyone have any ideas what I should try next?
The old owner said that they had once had problems starting it when cold before, and they had warmed it up with a hairdryer under the bonnet, which had eventually helped, but that's not an option - i dont have an extension lead that'll reach to the car park, and i dont think my wife will let me take her hairdryer under the bonnet :-)
the central locking also seems to have stopped working today - never been a problem before, so I'm guessing the problems may be connected - or I have 2 problems to fix this weekend...