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Hey all,

so my 2006 Spec V starts, but it cranks for too long, particularly after the car has warmed up, around the neighborhood of 3-5 seconds.

Any ideas as to what is causing this issue? Currently no check engine light. 119k miles on the clock, stock except for the exhaust manifold which has been replaced with a catless header.
 

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Looks like the two most common causes I found were either a bad headgasket or bad fuel sending unit. Hopefully it's not the headgasket :eek:, but I don't seem to be losing coolant, the coolant is clean, and so is the engine oil. I will keep an eye on those as I drive, to be sure.
 

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you didnt pay attention to the ones titled 'fix'? its a known issue, involving fuel being drained back to the tank when you shut it down, simplest fix that worked for me, for years, was just to hesitate a few seconds after you hear the fuel pump start, and then start the car, or you can install a check valve.....
 

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Hey shanover and yogi, thanks for the tip about waiting with the key on before starting the car. It does seem to help shorten the start time, but I still feel like its a little bit longer than it should be.
 
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