Expert Starting Help Needed Please !!
My friend gave me his P2 GTV 2.0 T-Spark, 25k miles, hadn't been started for years.
Oil & filter change, new fuel pump, checked for a spark, it wouldn't fire properly. 3 times on cranking for ages it fired and ran upto 1500 revs and then died.
This made me suspect a fuel pressure problem. I removed the injectors, sat them in jam jars and got a helper to crank the engine. I was expecting a dribble of petrom but I got a good 2 jets per injector spraying what looked like properly. It can't be a fuel problem........
I only checked one plug and it sparked. If the car had points and a distributor that's where I'd look now. I'd suspect the timing was off. People say crank sensors play up when hot, not cold. The dash warning lights look fine, no EML or anything.
I wondered if the fuel pump was failing to run when the engine fired, but I can't see any evidence of that. The petrol is fresh. Do spark plugs go stale?
Any advice would be appreciated!!