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Pista cold start issue

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by markt2260, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. markt2260

    markt2260 Rookie

    Jul 4, 2014
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    Looking for a bit of guidance here before the car heads off to the main dealer. From cold the car does not run from the 1st/2nd push of the button, it fires up and immediate stalls, 3rd push, car will start and run perfectly, then start first push of the button for the rest of the day. Left overnight the same thing happens the next morning. Have had fuel pressure checked, I thought possibly a leaking injector but all ok,
    Any ideas ?
     
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  3. MANDALAY

    MANDALAY F1 Veteran
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    How cold is it where you are ?
     
  4. dustman

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    Always on the tender?
    I dont recall if on my Pista you had to press the brake pedal hard before firing the button. The CS you have to.
     
  5. markt2260

    markt2260 Rookie

    Jul 4, 2014
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    Yes it’s always on charge, it turns over and fires up but then dies immediately but will not fire up and keep running until the 3rd/4th attempt, you do need the brake pedal pressed, if it’s not then a message is displayed telling you to do so.
     
  6. markt2260

    markt2260 Rookie

    Jul 4, 2014
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    At the moment it’s 12-15 degC, it’s autumn here, so not that cold, once started in the morning it then starts as normal all day long, only having this issue if left overnight or longer.
     
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  8. markt2260

    markt2260 Rookie

    Jul 4, 2014
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    Resolved this issue, stale fuel, refilled with super plus and it’s back to normal, starts first time every time.
     
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  9. Art138

    Art138 Formula Junior
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    Correct if he car sits for awhile the brake pedal needs to pressed with more force than normal.
     
  10. dustman

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    Ok thx. Wonder why.
     

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