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Finally a hard start/won't start fix 81 308gtsi

Discussion in '308/328' started by gilligan308, May 14, 2009.

  1. gilligan308

    gilligan308 Karting

    Dec 8, 2008
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    Brian
    After all of the threads and my own research to get my baby to start or restart was finally concluded today. After fuse blocks,removing add on alarm kill switch,relays it was a bad accumulator as I posted previously as a possible culprit.The diaphragm had a hole in it and fuel did make it back to the tank via the safety tube coming off the back end of the accumulator. HOORAY!!!!! Draining 14 gallons of fuel was fun even with the lift,scary draining from the bypass drain as no valve to regulate the flow.I will get a new check valve on the fuel pump soon just for peace of mind.Thanks to all of the ideas from you all, Your a great bunch of enthusiasts,Gilligan.
     
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  3. f308jack

    f308jack F1 Rookie

    Jun 7, 2007
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    Funny you should say that, I have the same issue and suspected same too.

    Where did you source the new accumulator?
     
  4. gilligan308

    gilligan308 Karting

    Dec 8, 2008
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    Most of the normal sources have it but it crosses over to many other vehicles. The new Bosch part # is 0 438 170 004 that used to be 113978. It is the exact same part. 209.00 at Rockauto.com and I did find less at other sources.Good luck I hope this helps let me know. Bently,Mercedes Benz,BMW all use it,Gilligan
     
  5. cockrill

    cockrill Formula 3
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  6. f308jack

    f308jack F1 Rookie

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    Thanks: I'll probably source it from the local Bosch agents.
     
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  8. PittsS2APilot

    PittsS2APilot Formula Junior

    Jun 29, 2007
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    I think I have a fuel accumulator on my parts shelf if you are interested. I bought one and found out my problem was the check valve at the pump. PM me if interested. Joe
     
  9. doug328

    doug328 Formula 3

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    #7 doug328, May 15, 2009
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
    Glad you found the problem. When I bought mine 2 years ago I went through these guys as they had the best prices:
    Importec
    7012 Aspen Creek Ln
    Dallas TX 75252
    972-596-6965
    sales@importecparts.com

    fuel accumulator $182.16
    check valve $15.20
    fuel pump $249.59 (while I was there)
     

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