Vauxhall Astra delayed starting & smell of petrol

2001 Vauxhall Astra Problem

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CarVauxhall Astra 1.6 16v
Year2001
OwnerAndy G42
Posted15/11/2011
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car has problems starting when weather is damp and chilly , or when stood for any length of time . also when engine is turned off there is a strong smell of fuel for about 2-3 hours after please help.
Problem Category
Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1461 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Maybe a leaking injector,are there any fault codes logged.


Posted on Tuesday 15th of November 2011
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11622 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Could try changing engine coolant temp sensor which lets ECU know how much fuel is needed .


Posted on Wednesday 16th of November 2011
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