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C180 only start with throtttle open after snow

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by stiffy.brian, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. stiffy.brian

    stiffy.brian New Member

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    Was running fine. Not used during snow for 4 weeks. Now only starts with throttle depressed and dies if revs drop. MOT is this week so prob fail emissions. Feels like something needs poking to wake it up. Any thoughts what I should take my stick to? :(
     
  2. Alex Crow

    Alex Crow Senior Member

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    has the battery been disconnected or gone flat? if this is the pms engine management (no air mass sensor) then the throttle body needs teaching in (resetting) after a power down. i forget how to do it manually, but there may be guide on this forum somewhere?
     
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    was one the same last week ....only needed a good run then it was ok ?
     
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    stiffy.brian

    stiffy.brian New Member

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    Thanks for replies.

    Yes battery was flat. Had to take out and recharge. Will try a run tomorrow and hope that gives info to the management. Tricky when the steering goes when the engine dies :eek:
     

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