Engine Mechanical problem
1974 MG Midget 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 54000 miles
I have left my little buddy sit in the garage too long and now it won't start. I shoot some starting fulid into the spark plug holes and put plugs back in. Then re attach the cables ( I taped them and numbered them ) and crank it over. VROOM.......kaput! Pulled out the choke as I always do but it won't run. Any help out there?
Disconnect a sparkplug or 2 and ground it to the engine and crank it over-do you have spark? Let me know
March, 12, 2009 AT 10:50 PM
Yep, I have sparking. This happened once before when I let it sit too long without turning it over and the mechanic said it was something with the fuel pump near the back of the car but I forget what he told me to do next time it happened.
March, 12, 2009 AT 10:51 PM
Yes I have sparking
March, 12, 2009 AT 10:53 PM
Check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/pick-up strainer and fuel pump
March, 12, 2009 AT 10:56 PM
How do I do that. I'm a novice when it comes to cars.
March, 12, 2009 AT 11:16 PM
You hook up a fuel pressure tester before and after the fuel filter on the fuel line