I have a nissan bluebird 1.6 1989 LX Hatchback. I have owned this for 6 months carried out all work such as full service and under-sealant. I left it parked up for about 2 weeks and it doesn't seem to start up now. I have changed the spark plugs and also the fuel filter. The fuel is coming through. But it doesn't tick over. It wants to start but it doesn't. Can anyone help me.
Post by Talking Hoarse on Jan 28, 2015 8:10:17 GMT 1
Not easy without feeling and touching and hearing etc. Where are you - as one of the club experts might be not far away and able to help? However - dare I ask if the car ran after its 2 weeks of unuse, or did you change the plugs & filter because it didnt run? Just ask in case you have mixed up the plug leads. Good luck Ed
Not familiar with the later Bluebirds and, as Ed says, it's difficult to diagnose when not there. However, could this be something to do with the automatic choke not coming on? It has got colder in the last few weeks. Does it actually start, splutter then die, which is how I read your post?
do these later models still have a anti dieseling valve! because my 1975 180b and a 1980 160j both had it up by the carbs, and one day the 180b would not start (had spark and fuel) and it turns out that it was that vavle sticking open and stoping the engine running. With a little squirt of WD40 into it I never had that problem again.
The spark is okay. Fuel coming through fine. Everything seems okay. It wants to start but it's not turning over. And now my starter motor on his way out. I tried everything. Even a push start. Changed all spark plugs and fuel filter. But it turns over nicely but doesn't fire up. Any ideas what it could be. All fuses are fine. Engine wants to start up but doesn't start. It fires up fine but doesn't start.
OK, I am open to crititism, I could say go to a garage, call AA homestart but you wouldn't be asking on here if that were the case?
I take it it is the carb model with the great big air cleaner?
You could buy a spark plug tester for about £3 and put it in line with each plug to check you have a spark.
Pop the lid off by undoing the single wing nut in the middle and pour about two petrol can cap fulls of fuel straight in and try starting it, you may flood the engine but that will just mean taking the spark plugs out and cleaning them off.
Let me know and we can further diagnose and find the fault.