Join Date: May 2006
Location: Krakow / Rzeszow, Poland
Engine harder to start in the morning
The problem appeared recently. After overnight stop when in the morning starting the engine for the first time the starter is turning much longer than usual. Sometimes after this longer turning when engine finally ignites it runs for a few seconds erratically as if it would receive not enough petrol. Later during the day the problem does not occur. The engine starts normally after short starter turning and runs smoothly.
Battery and starter's bendix were changed less than 2 years ago. Spark plugs were changed recently but before change the problem has already existed. Till now I have covered with Alfa (since new) about 206 000 km (128 750 miles).
I reckon that maybe fuel pump is starting to fail as since this problem occurred it is working louder and it may not give enough fuel pressure when cold starting the engine after overnight stop. What do you think?
Engine: 1.6 TS 120 HP
147 1.6 TS Veloce
147 1.9 JTDm
GT 3.2 V6