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#1 kpf1grandprix

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 01:22 PM

Just went for a burn in the Vx. Parked up but when I went back and turned the key I normally get an electrical motor noise (pump I’m assuming) but instead of steady buzz. I got what sounded like starting a car with a flat battery, did it couple times then was back to normal
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Posted 02 June 2019 - 01:24 PM

might be the battery terminals or the earth straps need tightening / cleaning



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 01:30 PM

might be the battery terminals or the earth straps need tightening / cleaning


Ah right. Was worrying it was pump on way out. Just to be clear I didn’t push the start button ,, was just the first stage key in and lights on
Did think maybe some crud in fuel line getting sucked thru as it sounded like a scraping of pump intervals on metal.

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 01:58 PM

in that case then your fuel pump was perhaps hot, this can happen if you run low on fuel

 

You have to also remember that these cars are 15 to 20 years old now and fuel pumps are starting to fail, Spitfire Engineering do a replacement unit.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 02:02 PM

in that case then your fuel pump was perhaps hot, this can happen if you run low on fuel

You have to also remember that these cars are 15 to 20 years old now and fuel pumps are starting to fail, Spitfire Engineering do a replacement unit.


Yeh did spot that on a forum search. Is there anywhere that would fit the pump. Really don’t fancy it 😂

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 02:04 PM

in that case then your fuel pump was perhaps hot, this can happen if you run low on fuel

You have to also remember that these cars are 15 to 20 years old now and fuel pumps are starting to fail, Spitfire Engineering do a replacement unit.


Also on almost full tank. Did give a little blast overtaking someone. So do u think something stirred up in tank maybe

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 02:06 PM

 


So do u think something stirred up in tank maybe

 

 

No idea on the tank, but I bet something stirred up in your trousers when you did the overtake!  lol.....



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 04:48 PM



So do u think something stirred up in tank maybe


No idea on the tank, but I bet something stirred up in your trousers when you did the overtake! lol.....
😂😂it’s like you were there. Proper adrenaline rush

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:13 PM

Probably just priming with hot fuel/vapour that compresses?

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:47 PM



So do u think something stirred up in tank maybe

No idea on the tank, but I bet something stirred up in your trousers when you did the overtake! lol.....
😂😂it’s like you were there. Proper adrenaline rush
Haha! Love it! rallly

Don’t worry about, these cars make all sorts of weird noises, but you’ll know when something is really wrong. Just wait ‘til the clutch spring fails... :lol:

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:13 AM

Clutch spring?? Is that a regular fail then. What’s the early warning signs for that 😩

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 07:40 AM

Clutch Spring... a £2 spring commonly found rolling round in a footwell.
Simply designed to help bring the clutch pedal back to the top...

When it snaps... you'll crap yourself as it makes an almightly thwack as it hits the bulkhead, making you wonder WTAF was that?! :lol:

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:06 AM

When it snaps... you'll crap yourself as it makes an almightly thwack as it hits the bulkhead, making you wonder WTAF was that?! :lol:


Or in my case hitting my leg, resulting in a stream of blood down my shin. It also ensured my biscuit seats became a shade more poo coloured. :lol:

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:48 AM

Clutch spring?? Is that a regular fail then. What’s the early warning signs for that 😩

I’ve only had one fail on my first VX years ago. No warning!!

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 09:20 AM

Oh man. Sounds a scary fault 😱.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:50 AM

Oh man. Sounds a scary fault 😱.

Only when you don't know WTF it is! :lol:



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 06:36 PM


Oh man. Sounds a scary fault 😱.

Only when you don't know WTF it is! :lol:

I’ll be constantly waiting for it now 😂😂




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