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Postby Orido » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:36 am

Hey guys, i noticed when i got my car it thumbles like 5 to 6 times before it starts is this normal? :roll:

i changed my plugs to some Iridium BKR6E's when i now put them in it started a little better but its a week now and im experiencing the same problem.....

I jus wanna know if its normal with these tezza's since im from a honda background im not sure how these engines start. btw is a 3S-GE motor

what can i do to fix this?

Thanks again

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Postby Evelyn » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:59 pm

What ur battery like? & dont go on the reading in the dash get some one to check the voltage for ya...
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Postby podgie » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:53 pm

if it the small jap battery type in it. ya have to change it to the big type battery that does be in irish cars. the small battery type doesn't have enough power to start prober. i was took this by GTB in galway and the NCT centre told me the same when i NCT the car. don't worry bout it i still didn't change my battery yet. i still have small type... :D

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Postby Orido » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:06 pm

orr ok...hmm and i thought something was wrong LOL

thanks i will check the battery! :D

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Postby IS3_FTW » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:18 pm

While your at it, check the alternator as well. It will save you on changing your batteries every month ;)

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Postby Orido » Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:39 am

good lookin out will check the alternator as well :D

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Postby Mr. Tezza » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:19 pm

Get Denso Iridium IK20's man, they're the best spark plugs you can get for tezzas, my car dosen't like starting either on cold mornings and stuff i think its down to the fact that the cars jap (different climate) ad the fact that a BEAMS is a tuned engine so it's gonna be more finnicky than a normal engine... my 2 cents...
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Postby lanigan » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:29 pm

Could do with a bigger battery though in fairness, piss poor CCA in them for the size of the engine, i've been meaning to change mine for ages to a decent size one (dead handy to do once you get the larger terminals with the bolt fitting on them, that way you dont need to go cutting any cables, etc)

When you think about it, they have approx the same power as the batteries in the old minis......

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Postby Orido » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:40 am

i will try the IK20's at the time there was none available so i got the BKR's

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Postby Evelyn » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:34 am

lanigan wrote:Could do with a bigger battery though in fairness, piss poor CCA in them for the size of the engine, i've been meaning to change mine for ages to a decent size one (dead handy to do once you get the larger terminals with the bolt fitting on them, that way you dont need to go cutting any cables, etc)

When you think about it, they have approx the same power as the batteries in the old minis......


X2.....Its kinda funny being at a tezza meet, u know ur at 1, because they all have this few seconds delay before they start...
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Postby FT2DFLR » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:29 pm

Yea mines the same i think some of its to do with the lower grade of petrol and probably the small battery doesn't help, if i leave my light on for anything more than 5 or 10 minutes without the engine running i'll need a jump start.

Actually this morning was the first really cold morning of the year and have to say it was touch and go if it would start think i'll get myself a booster pack just encase

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Postby james1485 » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:36 pm

mine takes a couple of turns 2 start aswell. not 2 bad. i thought it was maybe the fuel delivery or something like that. but if i turn it off then start it 10 mins l8r- it starts on the button.

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Postby Dan » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:33 pm

sounds like the battery lads jap batteries sometimes die quicker when the temperature drops and doesnt hold the charge as well

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Postby Evelyn » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:35 pm

Ya never go on the reading ur getting on the dash, new batterys needed....
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Postby KaTaLy5t » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:54 pm

Yeah check the battery with a voltmeter. You should be getting around 13.2 volts when the car is not running and it'll drop to around 12V when it's running.

Before anyone says a 12V battery can't put out 13V, it does.


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