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How about buying an electric fuel heater which heats the fuel before it gets to the injection pump? There are various on ebay intended for running vegetable oil instead of diesel and are easy to install, though I would seek advice on which would be the best for your application. They're not cheap but would still be cheaper than replacing your starter motor ...
Your problem is lack of fuel, so carb is at fault. Your diagnostic thinking is on track, it would seem. Per your questions: a) Try and put a small piece of Duct Tape over the crack in the primer bulb and see if that helps. If the carb is drawing air through there, it will not be pulling gas as it should, which will bring about the "choke only" run situation ...
Had same problem.Does starter motor click when trying to start?Solenoid could be on the way out as in my case.Go to source;battery could be sulphated.Any garage or batt. supplier will test it (usually free).Check & clean all leads to batt. & s/motor ensuring they're all tight and free of corrosion.It's often the simple things
Check that muffler internals have not corroded and collapsed there by blocking exhaust; just tap with a rubber mallet and listen for rattling inside. Inadvertently backing car into a dirt bank can also block exhaust preventing starting.
On the side of the distributor,youll find a little modem.This can also be a problem and need to be replaced every 30,000 ks to be on the safe side.I did not know some Unos came out with points very interresting. One of the most reliable cars really fantastic.
It sounds as though your glow plugs are on their way out or you are not letting them get up to temperature prior to starting the engine. Once the engine is running, it warms up and it's fine. You stop at a light and all is normal.
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