WHY DOES MY CAR GIVE ME A HARD TIME STARTING UP?

  • Tiny
  • mexicomp
  • 1985 Mercedes Benz 380se
  • 14,100 miles

If I start my car when its cold it starts right up. But If I go food shopping for 20 mins it gives me a real hard time starting up. It sounds like if out of gas. It takes a good 8 times turning over the motor, then it starts up. But if its cold in the moring it starts right up. It just gives me a bad time just if its still hot or warm then thats when it does'nt fire up, just when its cold.

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 9:24 AM

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  • rasmataz
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Check the fuel pressure if its within specs when the engine is at operating temperature

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 10:03 AM
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  • brodez
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Mine does the same thing, when cold it starts almost before I turn the key then revs at about 1000rpm until normal rinning tempreture is attained. When it is hot I hold the accelerator about half way down and it stats ok, its a matter of working out how cold it must be to start without the pedal being touched

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 AT 9:45 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Check the coolant temperature sensor and the fuel pressure-start here

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 AT 9:19 PM

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