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    Hi guys.... a mate of mine gave me a weird recommendation....

    My car stalls 1 or 2 times every morning I start it... I turn the engine over, it starts... some times it just plain stalls... other times it will try and hold revs, then rattle around for a few sec, then stall...

    After 1 or 2 of these it will start up perfectly and everything is good....

    My mate said maybe the ecu isn't working proper and to reset it by touching the + & - leads together....


    Sounds dangerous... any thoughts

    Tia!
    dekkar..

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    Don't do that.

    Disconnecting the battery for around 10 seconds should reset the ecu, but that might not be the issue.

    Do a search for cold starting issues, plenty of info here.

    Brief rundown:

    - Battery might be dying

    - Always wait a few seconds when you first turn the ignition, for the fuel pump to prime before actually starting the car. Makes a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekkar View Post
    Hi guys.... a mate of mine gave me a weird recommendation....

    My car stalls 1 or 2 times every morning I start it... I turn the engine over, it starts... some times it just plain stalls... other times it will try and hold revs, then rattle around for a few sec, then stall...

    After 1 or 2 of these it will start up perfectly and everything is good....
    It's more than likely not getting enough fuel pressure at the rail if it's only happening after sitting overnight.

    Try as speaksgeek mentioned - turn key to on and wait for warning lights to go out on dash and then start it.

    If this appears to fix it, then start looking for a new battery.
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    Hi Guys, thanks for the comments..... I will try charging the battery overnight, as it isnt that old.....


    I do let all the warning lights go off when I start it, so I guess it must be the battery.


    It does def fell like there isnt enough petrol getting to the engine.


    Thanks for the help.
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