How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Mike Your Own Question

Mike, Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 39198
Experience:  Tech Expert
Type Your Car Question Here...
Mike is online now

rover sdi 2600s appears to suffer from fuel starvation when

Resolved Question:

rover sdi 2600s appears to suffer from fuel starvation when no forward movement ie ticking over, re-starts after fueling up but then no pwer and will not re-start until temp gauge shows up to 50% drop then will run okay until stopping again.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.
Hello and Welcome -

My name is ***** ***** Im happy to help / advise you ..

Can you please tell me if the parts you have replaced are new... and also, if they have been changed because of this issue you have.....?

Too - what other tests / checks have been done?

Also - is this an auto or manual?

Will the engine itself rev up while standing in those circumstances?

Rgds, MIKE....................................
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

the parts are new apart from the carbs. these where from a manual choke version car and yes all the items changed because of the problem.


the electrics where checked for voltage when off and running.


the car is an auto.


the engine will not start until the engine temp has dropped from the gauge temp of around 88 or half way to nearly 1/4 of the gauge.


then it will fire run normally without a misfire..

Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.
Hello again Stephen,

Thank you for your reply and further info -

It takes me back a bit but I do remember these issues ( along with others) on the Sdi you have... and I actually have on file that Ive had for a long time, an article from somewhere on the web from years ago, that I saved -to do with this issue- and I will give it you.

I was going to send it you as a pdf but then thought better of it - I will give you the web address because there is a whole lot more info on that website that may help you with other things in future..

But yes, this issue you have certainly reminded me of the issue with the hot start device and I believe this is your problem - so - the article is HERE - click the link to go to that Stephen.

Rather than type out the info you may as well read it through there - Im sure you are going to find that will cure this issue for you - it was a known issue at the time with these models.. In fact the later ones had the same issue - the injected ones... but that was a different "fix" altogether.... but that as above, is for you.

If there is anything more by all means get back to me and we can carry on...

>> Meantime >>>> Please do click on the "OK/ Excellent ratings" for me - Thank you in advance for that...

You can and are most welcome to get back to me anytime you might need - clicking the OK ratings does not close you out at all..

Kind Rgds, MIKE.


Mike, Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 39198
Experience: Tech Expert
Mike and other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thanks but manual carbs/inlet manifold where removed and a manual choke set up was fitted.

Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.

Hello again Stephen -

Thank you for your reply...

Yes that is indeed what I understood you had as the set up...

I did my early training on these Stephen so Im fully aware of how they were - Of course, people do change things on them over the years, but the carbs are still the same - as a unit if you understand what I mean -

The article I have given you and the info does apply to what you have - in that the FASD is usually retained on a manual choke set up - that needs to be verified.

Let me know how you get in... but - if its not got the FASD arrangement now - then the fault is 99% likely to be down to set up the carbs.... They need to be set up using a proper twin carb set up tool for them to operate properly.

This assumes the manual choke itself is indeed set up properly also...

So one way or the other - thats the way forward as above on this Stephen.

By all means get back to me if you need anything more..

Please do click on the OK / Excellent ratings for me now at this point - Thank You...
and again - you can get back to me anytime if needed still.

Best Rgds, MIKE.

What Customers are Saying:

  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
< Previous | Next >
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, do indeed know your stuff. Jim
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex

Meet The Experts:

  • Greg



    Satisfied Customers:

    Automotive diagnostic tech
< Last | Next >
  • Greg's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Automotive diagnostic tech
  • Matt's Avatar


    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
  • Ross's Avatar


    Diagnostic and repair technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
  • Rob's Avatar


    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    30 years trade experience
  • uk_iaibal's Avatar


    UK Car Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    Verified Car Mechanic.
  • Billy's Avatar


    Trainer/ Master Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    Trainer 8+ years, master tech. 10+ years, SAE member
  • Mike Kelly's Avatar

    Mike Kelly

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.