Air in Fuel Lines?
Thanks to my faulty petrol gauge, an over zealous right foot and a MPG of lower than what I thought (about 15mpg..) I ran out of petrol yesterday. Basically the car wouldn't start after doing the supermarket shopping (kept on turning over but not catching).
However, after putting in more petrol in it wouldn't start still. Luckily I was in a supermarket carpark and a stranger helped out - helped loosen the fuel line into the top of the engine as he thought it was air stuck in the lines. This seemed to fix the problem as after another 10 minutes car worked and I was off home.
However, today on the A3 it cut out in traffic. The car was a little hot as it had been sitting in traffic for a while, but only about 100deg or so and certainly not as hot what it's been before. After 20 mins of trying to get it to start I called recovery...However during the hour and a half of waiting I tried the car again and it started. Drove down the road and pulled over somewhere safe to cancel recovery...when trying to start car again it didn't start again!
And to finish a long story the car started again when the recovery guy turned up! Have driven home fine (12 miles) and seems fine.
Any ideas what happened? Had put in some Redex about 3 miles before I conked out. Would this have had an effect? Bit scared to drive it now as if I conk out I'm stuck!