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Old 06 Feb 2010, 05:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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GC8 Failing to START?

I have a 97 gt GC8 (wrx in some countries).
Have done major work on it, changed timing belt, battery, crank and cam sensors, new sparkplugs, wires etc even tried different coil, but still have the same problem: IT FAILS TO START after using it for a while, won't fail in the morning, wont fail after long hours of not driving (say from 9am to 6pm office day) but i drive it 2 hours and after 1 -3 hours of no use it won't start, it will take like 30 minutes or so to get it to start.
Fuel seems ok (i can smell it)

Any help will be more than appreciated.
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Old 06 Feb 2010, 07:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: GC8 Failing to START?

Hi mate,

Might seems an odd question but is it a manual?
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Old 06 Feb 2010, 07:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, Manual....
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Re: GC8 Failing to START?

OK. If it was auto I may have had a solution. Does it run ok when it is running? Will do some digging and see what I can come up with.
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Old 06 Feb 2010, 07:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you very much, yes, it runs very smooth, no problems at all.
I really appreciate it!!!
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Old 07 Feb 2010, 08:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: GC8 Failing to START?

You test the alternator? odd one also is engine turing over when problem is their or dead altogether?
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Re: GC8 Failing to START?

It is an odd one. I haven't been able to find anything that doesn't involve things you have already checked.
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Old 08 Feb 2010, 01:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: GC8 Failing to START?

Thanks folks, indeed and odd one, alternator OK, sparks ok.... weird uhh?
Engine turns, it isn't dead when it fails to start, but seems either not enough electricity to start it up, or perhaps to much fuel???? but that should be then a constaint fault and it is quite intermitent...

Heard around some problems related to coolant sensor perhaps?

Really would appreciate any help!!!!

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Re: GC8 Failing to START?

You check the ignition? loose connections and so on, also whats plugs like and the gap in them? also any problem with injectors is it down in power at all the car? long shot really but you check the fuel filter also whats the fuel pump like any cracks in the tubing the assembly for the pump check the pipe that black rubber hose on where fuel gets sucked up from filter, also air filter clean not clogged? also whats the compression figures like you test it? also the coolant temp sensor can cause problems like that to
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