87 240DL cranks wont start until....

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by eCaVeMaN, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. eCaVeMaN

    eCaVeMaN Guest

    87 240DL cranks wont start until I crank for one or two minutes. This
    happens every morning and then it starts OK until it sits for a few hours.

    As I'm VERY low on funds I don't want to waste any cash and would like to
    trouble shoot it and repair it myself.

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance....
    eCaVeMaN, Sep 19, 2004
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    James Sweet Guest

    Well start with the basics, does the fuel pump run? Does it have a spark?
    How's the wiring harness? Check for rotting insulation.
    James Sweet, Sep 19, 2004
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    eCaVeMaN Guest

    The car is fine once it's started. What is the easiest way to check the fuel
    pumps without replacing them?
    eCaVeMaN, Sep 20, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Carbon build up the back side of the valves causes the fuel to be soaked up
    during cold starts which results in long starting times. If that is the
    problem a carbon blast will correct it. This involves removing the intake
    manifold. A dealership will charge 2 hrs. for that job. First try Tychron
    fuel additive. Add 1 bottle in a full tank. Exxon 93 octain has it in the
    fuel. Once you you get it cleared up use the Exxon 93 once a month and
    should keep you carbon free.
    Guest, Sep 21, 2004
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