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Old February 20th, 2017, 13:57   #31
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No I had absolutely no problems starting before I brought my car to them
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Old February 20th, 2017, 14:02   #32
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Shop said they found a valve at the fuel filter allowing air in the system, they replaced the filter and sealing ring at valve. Apparently the car starts and runs fine now. I have not been out to it yet, I will see when I get done at work. Is this common enough to feel confident this was the starting issue? Or should I be ever concerned and still make the drive to have the timing checked?
You just never know.
There is a valve of sorts there, a thermostatic tee, seals with a double oring. The rings can leak and occasionally the tee can crack.
Hopefully it runs great now. If not I'd be concerned they got the basic timing FUBAR.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 15:48   #33
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The rings can leak and occasionally the tee can crack.
...and it will have been disturbed while unhooking or moving the fuel lines to change the timing belt, so it's a *possible* explanation for sure.
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