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Old Transit Starting Tips

Postby APSDS » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:24 pm

Does anybody have any starting tips for me.
My old scrappy Transit 1992 J Diesel when I start it from cold it sometimes starts straight away. another day it takes ages.
Firstly what should I do with the accelerator? should I keep my foot off whilst cranking or floor it? I just cant seem to get it right. :oops:
When I firstly turn the key the truck instantly fires but then stops. I go to turn over again and this is when it seems to take a while. I am not sure if I should press the accelerator or not. Im probaly flooding it.
When it does eventually spring to life I does rather chuck out alot of smoke until I get the revs up alittle. Dont tell Greenpeace. :lol: Its like a old donky engine starting up.
Of course once its been run alittle everything is fine. No problems
Any tips would be great.
Many thanks.
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Re: Old Transit Starting Tips

Postby madmark » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:29 pm

you cant flood a diesel! :wink:
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Re: Old Transit Starting Tips

Postby winterheating » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:35 pm

arnet these supposed to be started full throttle?
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Re: Old Transit Starting Tips

Postby madmark » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:36 pm

yep put your foot to the floor! :lol:
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Re: Old Transit Starting Tips

Postby foggy08 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:51 pm

best tip i can think is have a good battery....my 79 camper with a 2.5di starts without pressing the gas pedal,even when freezing
ouch ..suarez bit my finger
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Re: Old Transit Starting Tips

Postby john leeman » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:56 pm

Always start a upto Mk5 tranny, full throttle and dip the clutch to avoid cold oil drag in the gearbox especially in the cold. J.L.
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Re: Old Transit Starting Tips

Postby Frag » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:55 am

APSDS wrote:Does anybody have any starting tips for me.
My old scrappy Transit 1992 J Diesel when I start it from cold it sometimes starts straight away. another day it takes ages.
Firstly what should I do with the accelerator? should I keep my foot off whilst cranking or floor it? I just cant seem to get it right. :oops:
When I firstly turn the key the truck instantly fires but then stops. I go to turn over again and this is when it seems to take a while. I am not sure if I should press the accelerator or not. Im probaly flooding it.
When it does eventually spring to life I does rather chuck out alot of smoke until I get the revs up alittle. Dont tell Greenpeace. :lol: Its like a old donky engine starting up.
Of course once its been run alittle everything is fine. No problems
Any tips would be great.
Many thanks.


Is the coldstart working,which pump do you have Bosch or Lucas, 70 or 80 ps ?
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