|Over th elast few months
I've begun to experience poor starting problems, but only when the
engine was hot after a prolonged run, or when it had been stood
all afternoon n the sun. On fuel injected cars this can sometimes
be traced to the air temperature sensor giving high readings because
of the heat.
The car starts perfectly
from cold, but once very hot does not like restarting. The odd
thing is that when you turn the key there's nothing, not even
a click from the starter motor solenoid. Clearly there's a problem
with power to the starter motor and it's likely to be the positive
lead suffering from temprature related high resistance, primarily
because it's not beefy enough, but this is made worse by the SZ's
high underbonnet temperatures.
So, hopefully a simple
solution is to upgrade the positive lead by fitting a larger diameter
cable to see if it makes a difference; I''ll report back in a
few months to see if it's cured the problem!