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Author Topic: Oil feed when starting a Flavia 1.8  (Read 1658 times)
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Angle Grinder
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« on: 17 March, 2010, 04:25:33 PM »

The Flavia consortium website carries the following advice for early Flavia's due to a weakness in the the Oil filter design...
 "It is good practice to allow the starter motor to spin the engine for a good 5 seconds before applying choke at a cold start, and resisting the temptation to kick the accelerator to "catch" the engine too soon at a hot start."

I always do this (although my Flavia is a willing starter and doesn't need too much coaxing before it catches), but does anyone know if the advice is still relevant on the 1800cc engines or does it really only apply to the earliest 1500 Flavias?

Current Cars: 1994 2.0 VIS Thema Station Wagon, 1967 Flavia 1.8 PF Coupe.

Previous cars:
1983 Prisma 1600
1991 Thema 16v i.e. SE
1988 Thema 8v Turbo
1992 Thema 16v i.e.
1983 Gamma Coupe (manual)
1993 Thema VIS
1994 Thema VIS LE
1990 Thema 2.8

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« Reply #1 on: 27 July, 2010, 02:54:54 AM »

Only just got here so sorry if its to late.

I have the same problem with my 1800 (its the early type with alloy oil filler cap). I Just turn it over till the oil light goes out then give it a few squrts of gas.
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