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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-07-2019, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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She fired right up!!!!

Sorry for shouting in the title.

Those aware of the long issues I've had with this car will perhaps understand!

Finally, a problem I don't have!

She hasn't moved since November, and we had a cold nasty winter and I just went to try and start her - with notes on all the things some have had to try.

She started immediately, smooth and easy.

Thank god for small miracles - I was sure I would end up in the "tow it to the dealer" camp, given my luck.

Not today FCA, not today!!
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A little victory @BillaVista , enjoy it!
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Here's to hoping all your troubles are behind you.
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I hope that I have similar luck this Friday (weather depending), Last year I was in the 'tow to the dealer camp'. I was told by the dealership to NOT depress the accelerator until you get the engine to fire. This Multi-Air engine is finicky after months in hibernation.
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Unlike Billavista, I was not as fortunate today. 25-30 cranks and no go, just like last year. What a pain.
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Mine has been hibernating in a car bag since early November. It just started up immediately, like I parked it yesterday!

Same as last year.
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Mine has been hibernating in a car bag since early November. It just started up immediately, like I parked it yesterday!

Same as last year.
Lucky guy. But in light of our current Michigan blizzard, perhaps it wasn't all bad. Next year I'm likely going to have to go in and fire it up for 20 minutes or so every month. Is this a design flaw in this engine? In the 21st century no less...Maybe that is why there are rumors that FIAT will be replacing the 1.4 litre with a 1.3 litre engine........
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Now the service guy said I SHOULD depress the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor when cold starting. I will try it tomorrow.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-16-2019, 10:05 PM
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After over 100 cranks, its a no go. It will have to be towed to the dealer tomorrow. This is the only thing about this car that I don't like. The dealer thinks that the plugs are fouled.
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