Starting Procedures

Brett Dikeman brett at
Tue Aug 2 18:36:36 EDT 2005

On Aug 2, 2005, at 8:40 AM, Kerry Griffith wrote:

> Gentlemen,
> The 3b manual clearly states "Do not depress accelerator pedal while
> starting the 217 hp engine. This applies at any outside temperature."
> Roughly 20% of the time my car will not start following this  
> procedure.
> Starts fine if accelerator is depressed.

Any codes stored?  Chief suspect in my mind would be the block  
temperature sensor, which is on the back of the block, towards the  
passenger side.  If you don't have access to a code scan tool, the  
Bentley has a chart with resistance values for the sensor at various  

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