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Cold starting issues with a 1971 914-6


Model: 914-6, Year:1971, Mileage:60,000, Type of use:Street use only
I just acquired a restored, numbers matching bone stock 914-6 from the original owner. Feel very fortunate; he even had the original window sticker! The PO had not driven the car much the last several years. When I got the car about 6 weeks ago I took it to a Porsche shop that has worked on 911's, 914's and 356's for about 30 years here in Nashville, TN. They completely serviced the car including: adjust the valves, major tune up, replaced transmission bushings and all fluids. The car now runs beautifully. It is such a pleasure to drive. (will add I have found a gas station close by selling non ethenol fuel). Having said the above, the car is quite the cold starter. (I have owned a 1964 SC Couple before and am familiar with finicky carburaters & how to start them). My start procedure is to pump the accelerator about four to five times before turning the key. As I turn the key, I depress the accelerator about 1/2 way down. The car will almost immediately start, but then quickly die. I might have to do this about two to three times before the car remains running. (the car has a manual choke and I will use it once started). Again, once warmed up the car runs beautifully. Suggestions/ideas or advice?

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