S60 Hard start after refuelling

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by info, Dec 4, 2006.

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    info Guest

    Hi group,

    I've just picked up my first P2 Volvo, an '01 S60 T5.

    The S60 runs beautifully apart from one problem. After refuelling, it
    is hard to start, and then requires some throttle to keep it from
    stalling for the first 5-10 secs. It feels like it is starved of fuel.

    This is ONLY after refuelling, it doesn't happen if I stop the car for
    a couple of minutes and then start it again. I've done as many searches
    as I can and found someone with a similar problem, but no answers..

    Both times (I've only filled up twice) the tank was only about 1/4 full
    and I was refuelling with either BP Ultimate or Shell Optimax here in
    the UK

    I posted on Swedespeed and UK Volvo Owner's Club, and haven't heard
    anything conclusive back yet.

    Any guesses???


    info, Dec 4, 2006
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    shaun Guest

    Sorry can't help with your question but there's some very knowledgable peeps
    on www.vvspy.com
    shaun, Dec 4, 2006
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    gtyler2 Guest

    I think you may have a fuel pressure issue. I know for a fact these
    cars have a pump on top of the tank that pressurizes the tank to detect
    leaks (it has a sensor for that). before you bleed off the resident
    pressure in the tank to refuel, the system is functional. Maybe a weak
    fuel pump or dirty fuel filter??? Filter is located on the right side
    of the car just ahead of the rear wheel. Really easy to change. Maybe
    you can cut it open to check if it is clogged (I do mine every time).
    Hope this helps...

    gtyler2, Dec 4, 2006
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    Aug 5, 2015
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    I have the same hard start issue after refueling. 2005 S60 2.5T Did you ever get a resolution?
    SLABLIFTER, Aug 5, 2015
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