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Cold starting

vee5

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Recently my v5 170 (02MY, 103k miles) has refused to start from cold unless I give it some throttle. Performance seems the same as ever and overall MGP remains constant at 31-32 so I'm figuring its just a cold start fault rather than something more serious. I've sprayed the plugs/caps with WD40 with no effect so I was wondering if anyone has an idea about what could be causing this problem?
Thanks!
 

k3nny

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give the earth strap a clean with a wire brush, where it joins the chassis
 

kewe

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Very common problem on the V5's, live with it :whistle:

I've yet to hear of anyone managing to fix this, mines has done it since I've had it.
Starts fine with no throttle from warm but needs a blip when starting from cold.
 

vee5

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Hmmm I've not noticed any other problems indicative of an earth problem, the battery is pretty old but seems OK and the engine turns over no problem. Maybe its just a marginal drop off in battery performance meaning the starter turns the engine over slightly slower, not noticeably so, but maybe just enough to affect cold starting? :think:
 
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