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    Exclamation [OT] Corsa

    i know it's not an astra, but hey ho, thought i'd try here.
    Friend of mine has a T plate Corsa (1.2 or 1.4, she doesn't know - i aint seen it yet!) and she's having problems starting it from cold. Engine turns fine, just doesn't fire. Leaves it a while, comes back and it'll usually fire up with a bit of effort and sputter into life.

    Fires up from hot/warm no problem.

    Any idea what this could be people? I was thinking perhaps the spark plugs being all gunked up and a couple few ideas (Crank sensor, fuel filter, faulty temp sensor?). Was gonna have a quick look tomorrow at work so any suggestions before I do would be good!!

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    certainly a quick cheap service should sort it out....
    as you say, plugs could be prime suspects

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    well, had a look at it today. Some interesting things.

    1) no air filter and airbox full of water. Clips weren't even applied.

    2) Leads quite badly worn and grubby.

    3) Was dying for some oil.

    So, I've topped her up with oil, bought an airfilter and put it in there. Can't do anything about the leads as yet. And one last thing. It was a Rover 200, not a Corsa. WOMEN *shakes head*

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    Take the distributor cap off and clean / dry inside it. My old rover was forever playing up because of this. Also the contacts inside the distributor cap and the rotor arm will probably have a build up on them. Clean them off using some sand paper and she will run as good as new I bet.
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    Good old rover 200's, as has been said the dist caps play up and the rotor arms short out on these common as anything, new cap and rotor required
    Also timing pickups are common ( back of engine block by gearbox held in with either 7 or 8mm smal bolt ) will give poor or intermittant spark
    And we had two in one week which both required new coils ( back of engine block under inlet manifold ) again poor or intermittant spark
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    yup. distributer cap is what i was trying to get at today but it was pishing with rain and I had a single adjustable spanner with me. I'll deal with that
    tomorrow. As for the sandpaper - nah! Best way I always found was rubbing the rotor arm against the side of the tyre !

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    The thing with the rotor arms on these is they can just look a bit burnt, but as i said they give alot of grief shorting / earthing out, they are so cheap for a cap and rotor i'd just stick em on
    If it's got suspect leads too then the best place to start is cap, rotor, leads and plugs, more than likely sort it, if not check my other bits in previous post
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