I'm really starting to regret my comments of my mi16 being the picture of reliabilty!
In tha last 2 days it has developed a very strange issue on the first start of the day. I jumped into it and turned the key - it seemed to crank over like normal for a turn or two, but then the sound and feeling of the starter changed. it sounded and felt to me like the starter (and engine) were no longer turning a full turn. hard to explain, but thats what it felt like.
tried the key a couple more times but with the same result - i got it to start properly by putting the car in gear and rocking it backwards and forwards, then it starts like normal!
I have recently had a relay put in on the ignition switch i was experiencing the famous mi16 "click", and its been fine since then (until this of course!).
can anyone suggest what the problem may be?