wesacosa Posted November 19, 2022 Author Share Posted November 19, 2022 Not a happy day on the XM today. Been using the car as my daily this year and done about 4000 fairly trouble free miles. However for the last couple of months its been a bit of a pain to start after leaving overnight. It fires first time but conks out after a second. Then takes a bit of cranking to get going. General consensus was air getting in, likely from brittle leak off pipes. However I took the intake manifold off for a better view and gave the priming bulb a few pumps and fuel started pissing out from underneath the pump, so looking like I have a pump leak somewhere. Really not the news I was hoping for as I am struggling for time and motivation for big jobs at the moment, plus I can't bare the thought of messing around in the cambelt area again after the fun and games getting the belt done last year. Not even sure how easy parts are to get hold of, and a pump rebuild is out of my comfort zone. Have a big decision to make on the car now, I really like it but just not sure I can face more major surgery AnnoyingPentium, Dyslexic Viking, Three Speed and 3 others 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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