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    Default Honda City (2008) Starting Problem

    I bought a brand new Honda City in 2008 and have been driving it on Petrol ever since. However, I had installed a CNG kit in the car 6 months back and it has been performing excellent on gas as well.
    The car has been kept in utmost condition both mechanically as well as physically and I have had no problems what so ever as yet.

    Recently I have experienced problems starting the car. As soon as I turn the ignition on, it behaves as if it is getting no fuel from the fuel tank and does not start unless I convert the CNG conversion switch to gas mode.

    The phenomena described above does not necessarily happen every time and at random intervals it does start on half self.

    Once or twice have I also observed that the car starts to suffocate while driving on petrol and then comes back to its normal mode after a couple of seconds.

    Can you experts suggest the problem my car might be having ??? I can think of either the fuel pump acting abnormally, problems with the fuel filter or the sub-quality fuel present in the fuel tank. Please guide !!!


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    check emulator wiring is plugged in properly and is working or not
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    Bump

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    hash4u gav a good suggestion. remove emulator wires & plug in the original injector plugs. then drive on petrol 4 a day or 2. that will isolate emulator faults

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    Just to update members, the car was giving problems (mentioned earlier) only if the level of petrol in the tank decreased to nearly 25%. As soon as petrol is filled and the level rises, the problem does not happen. Anyways, since I keep atleast half of the petrol tank always filled, I did not face the same problem for next two months.
    Then one fine day, an unusual continious noise started coming from somewhere near the gear knob. This noise was like if something was trying to rotate/revolve. I thought it was something related to the gearbox and which is why I took the car to the Honda Drive-in 3s dealer in Karachi.
    Initially, one of the advisors thought it was related to the gearbox and said that they will have to open and check it out. However, another advisor (who seemed to have a bit of technical knowledge) said it was the fuel pump and not the gear box that was making this noise.
    I told the guy that this problem initially started when i got fuel filled from one of the non-trusty petrol pumps. He told that the cost of a new fuel filter would be nearly Rs 3500/- including taxes however a new fuel pump would cost nearly Rs 30,000/- so it is advisable to get the fuel filter replaced first and check if the issue resolves.
    But unfortunately, today, even after changing the fuel filter, the issue still remains however, the noise has reduced. The Honda advisor informed that the fuel pump is not working effectively which is why not enough petrol is being pumped and the car suffocates after every couple of minutes.
    The only option before I get the fuel pump replaced is to utilize all the petrol in the tank and refill from one of the trust worthy petrol pumps to check if it is the petrol that is the issue or the fuel pump.
    I would like experts to comment and suggest on this thread and also confirm if the price quoted to me at Honda dealer for the fuel pump of a Honda City 2008 is Rs 30,000/-.

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