OK firstly, Hi, I'm Clare I've just joined, and I'm in desperate need of some advice!
I apologize if there has been a thread about this problem previously, but being short tempered and cold I simply don't have the time or patience to go find one. It's getting into minus temperatures and I need a solution. This is what happens:
On very cold mornings, like 1 or 2 degrees or less, I go out to the car.
turn the ignition on, fuel pump not priming. So ignition off and on again, fuel pump not priming. This goes on for a while. Eventually pump primes, car fires but dies immediately. Ignition on, fuel pump not priming, and this goes on for a while. Eventually fuel pump primes, car fires but dies immediately.
This goes on for about 10 minutes and eventually it starts and holds, when the car is warm it is fine all day. On very very cold mornings I have to put blankets on the engine and use a hairdryer to get warm air into the engine bay, for about 15-20 mins, and eventually we get to the stage where we can go through all of the above.
Now I've had it to one of the best diagnostics place in the North east and it's still not fixed. We've changed the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, ignition relay and he's rewired an live from the ECU to make sure there's always power.
The problem is still there. Please can someone help me cos I'm running out of money to spend it getting it sorted!