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Every since I bought my 2005 Elise it often takes quite a while to start the engine when it has been sitting for a few days. It takes about 2-3 seconds of the starting turning over before it fires up. Once it is warm it doesn't have this problem. I haven't noticed any other problems with the engine except this.

Does anyone else have this problem or have heard of a similar issue?

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Chris
 

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turn the key to "on" and let the fuel pump pressurize the system, then try to start it. If this makes a diff, it could be normal or you may have a faulty "check" valve (I can't remember the correct name) the lets the pressure dwindle.

This may be in the Owner's Manual.
 

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My car does this too. If it isnt started for a few days it hesitates to starts. Have other people experienced this? I will try the method of turning the key and letting it sit for a few seconds first. Ill report back.
 
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