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Engine shuts down immediately upon starting

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I have been very lucky with my C in regards to have none of the serious defects early production owners have well documented on this forum. That being said, one nagging little thing happened about a week ago: I cranked the engine, it started immediately only to shut down with a second or so. This happened three times in a row. The fourth time the car ran just like it always did before and since.

The engine was warm, tank full, sitting level, engine dry (hadn't sprayed it with water) and I was using the original sentry short there was no strange circumstances that would cause such a thing.

Has anyone else expierenced such a thing?
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II Kings - the car WILL start without the Sentry Key functioning, however it will die seconds after starting, per the owner's manual.

If the TSBs don't do it, I'd look at the key! In either case, I'd be drivin' a loaner car for a day or two while they checked it out at the dealer...
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