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over the past few days my lupo has occasionally decided it doesn't want to start. The ignition will turn the engine over but I've had to pump the throttle a few times before it will eventually come to life. Also its not just starting from cold, the other day i drove to the shops, left it for 20 minutes, came back and it wouldn't start.

any ideas?

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I've just had this exact same problem on my lupo.

Check spark on coilpacks

check spark on plugs

Check fuel is getting to fuel rail (remove inlet pipe from rail, get friend to hold pipe into a container and turn ignition to 'live' so the fuel pump turns on)


I replaced my throttle body & temperature sensor (was faulty) And mine seems to be okay now.

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