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: poor cold starting

1st January 2003, 12:58 PM
Hi new to this group so thanks in advance for any help you may have :D


I have a 97 cse anniversary 2.3 turbo (fp)which since I have had it has always been an awkward car to start. It seems to trickle into life rather than start as it should. If it is warm it only starts when you release the key from the crank position! Much the same stone cold but it takes it 3 or 4 seconds to run on all 4 cylinders. I have had it now for 3 years unable to find a cure for this! I have recently changed the head gasket and all the timing chains, guides and sprockets in the hope this may help. it has now done 157K :-?