Starting question

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by syata, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. syata

    syata Formula Junior

    Feb 23, 2017
    I have a 1988 Mondial CAB with ABS. When I bought the car the previous owner said to start the car I should dirt leave the ignition key in the first position and wait until the ABs light and other lights go off.

    Is this the correct process to start the car or do I turn the key until it starts then release the key? Kind of strange to wait 10 seconds or more to start the car each time.

    Thank you fir your input.

    Sent from my iPhone using mobile app
  2. 88MONDIAL

    88MONDIAL Formula 3

    Apr 13, 2005
    Racine, Wisconsin
    Full Name:
    Jim Smith
    He is correct. I put the key in and turn it to position 1, lights come on the dash,I buckle up and put the car in neutral (so 4-5 seconds), this supposedly "energizes" the circuitry on these old cars - then I simply turn the key the rest of the way to start the car. Think of it as something's a starting procedure that is different than all the other cars out there. You don't have to do all this say if you just drove the car, starting again at a gas station or something...
  3. syata

    syata Formula Junior

    Feb 23, 2017
  4. mustbenuts

    mustbenuts Karting

    May 14, 2017
    Lancaster, PA USA
    Full Name:
    yep. The glow plugs have to get energized... :)
  5. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
    Moderator Owner

    Jul 1, 2013
    Menlo Park, CA
    Full Name:
    Paul Chua
    I do this as well.
    ronfrohock likes this.
  6. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Aug 16, 2004
    Full Name:
    Ron Frohock
  7. gsfent

    gsfent Formula 3

    Nov 16, 2009
    PB County, Florida
    Full Name:
    If nothing else, it helps the fuel pressure build up for those couple of seconds that you wait.

    Cadillacbart likes this.

Share This Page