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 Posted: Feb 21, 2021 09:20PM
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I've heard to check the crank pos sensor as it fails intermittently

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 Posted: Feb 20, 2021 01:38PM
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What oil are you running??  Changed mine from 20/50 to 10/40 for the winter when I couldn't get it started.  Once I could get it started it started every time...just that first start. 

 Posted: Feb 19, 2021 06:37AM
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Good idea 6464s

I will check that immediately

Thanks for your advise

 Posted: Feb 19, 2021 05:35AM
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Before you throw away the sensor put a multimeter to it to see if it's still good.

 Posted: Feb 18, 2021 04:51PM
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Thank you Malsal
That was among the first components I replaced
Problem persists
Very frustrating

 Posted: Feb 17, 2021 12:52PM
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Check to see if the heater element on the bottom of the intake is working.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Feb 17, 2021 09:22AM
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Thanks for your reply Kermy
All new Vacuum Lines
Just not getting enough gas for that initial cold start
Once started runs great

 Posted: Feb 17, 2021 08:42AM
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Quite often fuel injection Mini problems are caused by splits in the vacuum lines and/or the vacuum line elbows.

 Posted: Feb 17, 2021 08:27AM
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Hi
After tightening the exhaust header and getting everything back together, my 1991 Mini 1275 SPI 4-Speed will no longer start when cold unless I spray Starting Fluid down the Air Cleaner
When engine warms, it starts instantly
At this point I have checked Immobilizer, Grounds, and slowly have replaced almost all components of the SPI, including new Fuel Pump
I'm stumped
Can anyone recommend a good Service Center in the Greater New York area or suggest what else to check?
Thank You