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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Mines the same..... although I can prevent it from happening!
A colleague of mine has a 147 with the same 1.9 engine and had a few starting issues, he took it to our local dealer and they told him to leave the the ignition on for a few seconds more ie. put key in turn on ignition, put seat belt on, play with radio etc then start.... they think it needs a few second to build up pressure in the fuel line.... his has been fine since.
I tried it with mine and it is better but even better than that is to put key in wait for glow plug light to go out, remove key and put it back in again and then press start, starts first time then!
Oh and I always push the button firmly and hold it down as long as possible.... i have pushed it too quick before now, which doesnt help either....
Past 1999 - Grigio Chiaro, 156 2.0 T-Spark SP1 - 2007 - Strombolli 159 1.9JTDM LUSSO SW + Alfatune DPF Removal/Map --- Present 2005 - Strombolli GT 3.2 V6