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Offline Eoin87

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« on: August 11, 2017, 09:55:33 AM »
Hi I'm Eoin, I've bought a 2.5 v6 1996 calibra a few months ago always been reading the forum and always wanted a calibra, came with a good service history seems to have been well looked after. However it seems to have a small fuel leak on the rail and I was wondering if this would make it hard to start, I've just serviced it and changed spark plugs and it ran fine for 2/3 weeks then I noticed the smell of petrol in the car, so I changed the lambda sensor and thermostat yesterday and today it won't start, it turns over but just won't seem to fire. Any help would be greatly appreciated sorry if this has been an issue before I did have a look through but couldn't find what I needed.

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Re: New to the group
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 16:07:49 PM »
Hi there Eoin87 and welcom :)

This post may get moved to the technical section but to offer some help The fuel leak on the fuel rail however big or small is not a good thing.

It may cause the system to suck in air causing starting problems..........I suggest you sort the leak out before anything else for running and Safety......not good on a hot engine ::)

I am not sure if this is causing your starting issues but at least when fixed you can rule it out.

Other members may be able to offer a better solution.......keep us informed anyway.

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Re: New to the group
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 23:35:28 PM »
Hi there. What Turbohead said but don't rule out the immobiliser. My car would turnover but not start. Went down the fuel pump relay path but it turned out to be the immobiliser. Locked the car, waited for the alarm to arm itself, then unlocked it. Might not be the case for you but give it a shot to rule it out.

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Re: New to the group
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:30:48 AM »
Hello and welcome......as Turbohead says really....is it a hose to the rail...or the rail its self...?

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Re: New to the group
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 10:25:49 AM »
Hello and welcome......as Turbohead says really....is it a hose to the rail...or the rail its self...?

It was the last pressurised hose off the rail, we fixed it last night but the cars still idiling oddly like it's trying to choke itself and the engine management light is still on. Put the old lambda sensor back in last night also just incase that's what was the problem. Haven't started it yet this morning but hopefully it starts and will keep updating as I continue. Any other help or advice is greatly appreciated.
Cheers guys