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Re: starting problems

>My guess would have been to check the fuel pump relay first.  A bad/loose 
relay can cause almost exactly the symptoms you describe.  Your diagnosis 
also might
>have been the problem. 

I had already done the jiggling, rubbing and oiling (of the relay!!)

 Do you have a way to tell if you (unknowingly) also
>have a new relay?  This would have been a LOT less expensive to fix.
>I don't want to cast aspersions on your mechanic.  What he did may well have 
>been appropriate for the situation.  I have, however seen guys who will fix
>a cheap problem and bill you for a more expensive one.  :-)

The trouble is I don't have any evidence or knowledge at all to disagree 
with him.
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