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Candid recordings of Women Pedal Pumping and Cranking their cars

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These are clips of Real women pedal pumping trying to start, starting and cranking their cars that I have recorded over the years. They include neighbours, colleagues, family and strangers who have had car trouble for one reason or another!!

Most of the clips are sound only with still photos, as video was not available cheaply or covertly over the period from the mid 1980's to mid 2000s. Sadly all these old cars have gone now so it is not possible to easily flood or rig a car for a show. The best to hope for is to get lucky on a cold day and find a lady with a flat battery, hot or damp is no longer a problem.

If only we had smart phones back in they day, but I guess then we would not have had unreliable cars! 

 I will continue to update with my collection.




1. Mature cranking her Mini - 6.99 (6 minutes)



This mature lady is off out in her classic Mini. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photogrpahs of her i.e. not a video recording.
This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.
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2. Girl cranking her Corsa in the morning - $3.99 (3 minutes)

This girl is working between Christmas and the New Year but has not used her diesel R Reg Corsa 1.5D since before Christmas. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.
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3. Muslim student placement pedal pumping Nissan Almera - $4.99 (4 minutes)

A Muslim Student Placement girl is off home in her W Reg Nissan Almera on a cold evening. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.
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4. Mature cranking her Corsa on a wet the morning - $4.99 (4 minutes)

This mature lady is off to work in her Vauxhall Corsa, it has rained heavily during the night. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recordingThis clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.
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5. Cranking after work - $3.99 (3 minutes)

Woman has trouble cranking her Ford Fiesta Mk3 after work on a very cold day. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.
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6. Pedal Pumping and Cranking af the station - $4.99 (4 minutes)


Woman after work having trouble starting her Peugeot 405 on the station car park. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.
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7. Morning cranking Citroen AX - $3.99 - (4 minutes)

 A Mature lady is off to work on a windy day in her Citroen Ax. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.

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8. Mature cranking her Mk1 Fiesta - $4.99 (3 minutes)

Gran is off out in her Ford Fiesta M1 along with her Granddaughter who is staying with . The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographsof her i.e. not a video recording. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.
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9. Indian Trainee cranking her Corsa - $4.99 (4 minutes)


This Indian Trainee is off home on a snowy evening in her Vauxhall Corsa . The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographsof her i.e. not a video recording. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.
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10. Mature cranking her Polo on a wet afternoon - $7.99 (8 minutes)


This mature lady is off to home after finishing work in her F Reg VW Polo, it is raining. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 
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11. Off to Church on a frosty morning - $4.99 (4 minutes)


My mature neighbour is off to church in her Peugeot 205 diesel on a freezing cold frosty morning. Will she get going this morning. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recoding. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale  
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12. School Librarian cranking her E reg Renault 5 1.1 during the lunch break - $6.99 (7 minutes)


Back in the day I was doing my A Levels and was scouring the school car park one lunchtime with my dictaphone (Lol), as some of the teachers cars took a few tries to get going when they went home/into town. They parked in the play areas - no health and safety then.  It was the back end of the carb era and fuel injection had been mandatory for a few years already. The Librarians Renault 5 was normally a bit tempremental, but on this day I got a whole more than I bargained for. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 
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13. Office worker cranking her flooded J reg Rover Metro  1.1 after work - $5.99 (6 minutes) 


I worked with this lady in an office years ago - back in the early 2000's. She was around 30 then and had nice legs. One day she had a meeting all afternoon and left her bag and keys on her desk. This was to much of a temptation for me! I also managed to get a photo of her at lunchtime. It was summer and a warm day, so when she went to start her car she must not have used any choke to start with, however I suspect she started to use more and more to help it start! Since the engine was already flooded this was not the correct option. Eventually she must have started reducing the choke, as it was not helping. Luckily for her it was warm, her battery was in good nick and the car was otherwise well maintained. Sorry for the heavy breathing but this was the excitement.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 
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14. Partner cranking her damp S reg  Range Rover V8  4.0 after work - $5.99 (6 minutes) NEW


There had been torrential rain in the morning and rain on and off all day, so it would not be unexpected to find moisture in a distributor cap. This Partner is off home in her S reg 4.0L Range Rover V8 and was sort of woman who was determined to get on her way. Despite the car been fuel injected it teases, as the spark almost finds its way to the HT leads in the middle of the clip as she struggles to get going. With all the cranking the spark must have started to weaken with the battery. I think women who cannot get their flash cars to start are exciting, because they do not expect or are used to car trouble and they do not like it. Now ignitions are all crank sensor positions and individual coil packs.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 
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 15. Student cranking her F REG Renault 5 with a flat battery on a cold morning - $5.99 (5 minutes) 


This student is off to her lecture on a cold morning in her F reg Renault 5 1.1TL. With older cars that did not get used all the time and younger drivers University was a good hunting ground for cranking. It amazes me how long old cars (and drivers) could crank with a weak battery back then. Now cars, especially petrol ones seem to just start until the battery packs up and you are lucky to get 30 seconds of cranking. Diesels seem to crank longer these days.  The weak battery obviously struggles to provide enough spark to ignite the fuel,  so I think she partly flooded it and/or it was damp from lack of use. Either way it did not want to go that morning. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 
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 16. Lady starting her N REG Ford Fiesta with a worn glow plugs and on a cold Saturday afternoon - $5.99 (5 minutes) 



Lets go back to December 1999 just before Christmas. This lady was living in our block of flats, she and her sister are off out to deliver Christmas presents in her diesel Fiesta. The 4 year old battery and glow plugs are suffering and looking at the car I don't think it got much attention.  The glow plug cycle was always to short on the Endura D engine at the best of times, resulting in many botched starts anyway. She gave it a crank alright, towards the end I thought she was going to burn the starter out. The clip contains a sound  recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 

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17. Chav cranking her S REG Fiat Punto  - $4.99 (4 minutes) 



This Chav girl is off out in her Fiat Punto. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.

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 18. Mature Lady starting her Mercedes 124 on a cold Saturday in town - $5.99 (5 minutes) 



Here we are on a cold day in Janurary 1995. I was working on Saturday job in a affluent middle England market town. This well to do lady often came into town in her Mercedes 124/Eclass, although by no means young I imagine she would have been a looker back in the day and still had great legs, which she showed off.. I am not sure what year car is because it was on a private plate, which concealed the year, as Mercedes did not tweak the models during their production runs. Though I suspect it was older hence the plate. I am not sure if it was a 200 with automatic choke on the Stromberg carb playing up, as the engine was neither totally cold or warm from sitting a while. Or it may have been the early generation fuel injection throwing a wobbly with a temp sensor, as most models were FI. I think she may have had lots of experience of starting cars over the years.  The clip contains a sound  recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 

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19.  Bad KArma Indian Girl trying to start her KA on a chilly Monday morning - $5.99 (5 minutes) 



 A chilly Monday morning in November 2005. This good looking Indian Girl parked her car overnight outside where I was based and went off to work before the parking charges became live, in the morning. As the mornings got cooler I noticed her battery was weaker when she started up each day. I don't think she had used it on Sunday and it was about 2C. It almost catches at first, but she obviously had not been taught to use any throttle when starting. After a while from the sound and smell in  street I think it overfueled. She tried to do some kind of bump start, thinking you roll and crank the starter, but she was on a hill and as you will see from the photos she ended rolling back and boxing in the Range Rover behind. I have to say her facial expressions are priceless, as she has to walk in the cold while explaining her car would not start on her mobile. She had bare legs and no gloves (as it would be warm in her car) as she had one hand in her pockets. Sorry about the background noise it was near the ring road of a big city centre.  The clip contains a sound  recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 

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20.  Cranking after the Conference - $3.99 (3 minutes) 

 The boss has had trouble starting her car in the cold weather. She has been away at a conference for a couple of days and she comes back to her cold  Mazda RX8. Seems the weak battery and a starter motors that were known to be underrated make for a great sound of a rotary engine trying to start. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.  This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.

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21.  Snowy Student Cranking - $5.99 - (5 minutes) 


 November 1997 and this students D Reg Fiesta Mk2 1.1 has been sitting in the freezing weather because she did not like to drive in the Snow. Now the snow has started to melt she feels confident enough to take her car out. This clips features a great struggle pedal pumping a stone cold engine and a weak battery, as she tries to get going. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.  This clip was previously on Clips 4 Sale.

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 22.  Cold Citroen Xsara - $4.99 - (4 minutes) 


November 2007 and this lady is off to work in her 02 Citroen Xsara with a 5 year old battery and glow plugs. I don't think she knew how to thrash a diesel into life, as she tried little short attempts to start with, which in a modern diesel sounded like a petrol. As the battery got weaker the cranking sound reverted to a much more diesel type noise, almost as if it is in the DNA. You would have thought she had the experience to floor it so that it would catch and stay running. I think she worked it out eventually but no doubt she had been told not to use the pedal when starting a modern car, so did what she had been told. Just imagine sitting there in the cold car as she turns the key time and time again with her leather gloved hand hoping she will get going this morning. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 

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 23.  Mum Cranking and Pedal Pumping her Danp Mini - $6.99 - (6 minutes) 

Late October 1990  (I think) and Mum is going to give me a lift to school on cool sunny Autumn morning . However she has not started her car for a week because of been away on holiday and the car has been sitting outside in the damp British weather, with silicon HT leads.  As you will see she was dressed in a typical late 80's early 90's way with nice brown leather pull on boots and a long camel coat. You can hear everything going on inside as she gets frustrated while she struggles to start her little Mini again and again. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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24. Woman Cranking and Pedal Pumping her flooded Rover 214s - $7.99 - (7 minutes+) 

 July 1999 and this woman is off home after work in her white J Reg 3 door Rover 214s (the girly base model without fuel injection). For some reason this bad tempered and moody womans car is flooded on this particular afternoon. It almost starts first time, as I guess she did not use any choke, as it was a summers day. When she does use the choke this does not help at all and it  took her ages to start trying it with reduced choke. I think she must have been pumping like mad at the end as you will hear, as she tries again and again for over 7 minutes to get going (not the type to give up). If you liked the Metro clip 13 then this is for you, as the K series engine makes that coughing noise as it tries to catch, but her battery was not as good, plus the starter sounded like it was burning later on. More from this lady in due course, as she has trouble starting her car in the morning, when it was damp and her battery packed up "I  just want to turn the key and go" was one quote.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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25. Cranking after work again  - $7.99 - (7 minutes+)

 The same lady and Mk 3 Ford Fiesta as in clip 5,  Cranking After Work. She told me that she had struggled to start her car that morning and that it kept stalling when she tried to drive off, until she let it warm up. I had suggested a new battery but she was said "what is the point until it won't start at all" happy days! Strange clip in a way, as the battery starts off weak but after she almost gets going she then proceeds to flood it and the engine spins more quickly/freely. Something to do with the oil been lifted to the head reducing friction and/or less compression from the fuel in the cylinder?

It always amazed me how women after a real struggle and with a rough running engine would try to drive straight off, only to stall again with the battery already weakened.  I once saw a lady struggle to get a Vauxhall Belmont going on a car park in 1995, only to keep stalling as she entered the traffic with her lights on and the battery really struggling each time. Sadly I did not get a recording. I still wonder to this day if she got home?

Just imagine the lady in this clip working the pedals with her long expensive soft black leather boots. You wonder why she did not let it warm up again, but I guess that is why we love women cranking,  because they defy logic sometimes. They just want to get going! You can see the nerves on her face as she walks from the office to her car. 
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 26. Indian Girl Cranking her BMW 3 series Coupe  - $4.99 - (4 minutes+) 

One for the fans of a more modern car. November 2009 and this Indian girl is off to work in her 54 plate BMW 3 series coupe. Unluckily for her I suspect her 5 year old battery was not so keen. I think this was one of those situations where there is enough current to crank the engine at a reasonableish speed for the first few tries without getting a good enough spark to get compression. In some ways a women in a small base type car, or an expensive type sports cars are the best for cranking. Mid sizes cars such as Vectra, Insignia, Mondeo, 406, Laguna etc always leave me a bit cold. Don't worry she got a jump start and I noticed she was wearing a skirt with a split down the front that you can just see on one of the photos. Quite distracting I must say. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 27. Mrs A trying to start her Mk4 Ford Escort after school  - $7.99 - (7 minutes) 

October 1995. Following a damp day Mrs A is off home after school in her Red F reg Mk4 1.3 Ford Escort, wearing her rain coat . Their is something exciting about a very strict determined women who cannot get her car started. She keeps going at it time and again. You can hear in the clip the times when she came off the throttle, as the engine almost catches only to revert to a lifeless crank. Will she get going this afternoon, or will the damp and flooded engine win? The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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NEW 28. Girl trying to start her Corsa in the rain  - $4.99 - (4 minutes) 

November 2006. This girl is off out shopping in her 51 plate Vauxhall Corsa C on a damp rainy Saturday morning. Will she get going, or will she run her battery down? The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 29. Very Mature Lady cranking her Mk2 Polo  - $6.99 - (6 minutes) 

March 1995. This mature lady lived by Grandparents and did not use her 1.0L D reg Polo very much at all. This clips contains one of those situations where I think the auto choke was playing up, as she had to crank it and crank it to find any sign of life. However when she left it to idle on its own it splutters out and when she tries to rev it up it coughs out on her. You just don't get anything like this today. Will she find the correct combination? Please be aware she was quite mature - the oldest you are going to see on here (unless I catch anything this Winter).  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 30. Woman cranking her damp flooded Renault 5  - $9.99 - (10 minutes)

August 1999. This over ambitious and pushy woman from work comes back to her H Reg Renault 5 to find that it will not start in the Summer rain. Perhaps it is flooded anway for some reason before she starts?!. The car was certainly on its second battery to keep going that long. That photo is not of her on the same day, as the rain prevented good windscreen shots. However it is a few days after and you will notice that she is walking to her car with her fingers crossed. To be honest I think I was rumbled by the eyes, but hey ho it is a long time ago. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.

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 31. Woman cranking her overfueled and flooded new Mini  - $6.99 - (6 minutes) 

Jan 2006. What happems when your modern Mini has been started and stopped straight away loads of times and you come back to it on a freezing winters afternoon? Perhaps it is overfueled before she starts?!. Perhaps you should rev it up? Perhaps you should be more pleasant to people? The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 32. Mum trying to go to work in her Fiat Panda on a freezing frosty morning  - $9.99 - (9 minutes) 

Jan 1994. Mum is off to work in her G reg Fiat Panda 1000cl on a freezing cold frosty Monday morning. You get to hear her scraping the ice off her frozen little car and then she gets in start it up. You can hear her soft black leather boot pumping as she sits there in the freezing cold trying again and again to start her little car, whilst pleading for it to start.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 33. A Mum trying to start her Mk2 VW Golf on a Sunday morning   - $5.99 - (5 minutes) 

March 2001. A Mum and her son are off to church on a Sunday morning in her Red L Reg Mk 3  Golf. Some kind of ignition problem, sensor or fuel pump issue means it does not want to start easily and stay running. Will she win the battle to get going. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 34. Teacher trying to start her Nova/Corsa A after school   - $6.99 - (6 minutes) 

This teacher back in the day was one of those who left straight away after school had finished, before they were made to stay longer! She is off in her white E Reg Vauxhall Nova/Opel Corsa A 1.2, as other pupils leave.  She was wearing those nice long 1990's type pull on boots that were quite distracting in class. She has said that her car needed looking at, because it was hard to start in the morning (perhaps that was where she was taking it). Funny to think she might be pushing 70 now.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 35. Office Worker cranking  her Nissan Micra K10 after work   - $7.99 - (8 minutes) 

November 1998 it had rained first thing, so damp would not be totally unexpected in the electrics!  This woman is off home in her 1.2L Red J Micra K10. The clips starts with a good battery and she almost gets her engine to catch after a few tries, but it will not run, then  she has to crank it longer and longer to almost get it to catch. As you can imagine this takes its toll on her battery, as she tries again and again to start her car. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 36. Young woman cranking  her Peugeot 106 diesel   - $5.99 - (5 minutes) 

Jan 2000 it is a freezing cold snowy morning  and this young woman is off to work in her red N Reg Peugeot 106 1.5XND, which is parked outside her block of flats. Imagine the frustration as she get in and turns the key only to be met with a slow lifeless cranking, as she sits there in the cold churning away again and again trying to start her car. What is more she has very nice, but also the wrong footwear for walking in the snow, as you can see from the photo, she is gingerly tip toeing to the car trying not to slip. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 37.  Woman cranking  her damp Suzuki Vitara   - $4.99 - (4+ minutes) 

October 2002 and this woman is off to work in her white M Reg Suzuki Vitara. I think she must have had damp in her distributor, as she cranks ans cranks trying to get going. She is dressed nicely for the wet with her long rain coat, black gloves and boots . Another case of not bothering with a service. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 38.  Woman cranking  cold VW Polo   - $6.99 - (6 minutes) 

This woman is off to work in her VW Polo on a cold morning. Imagine that sinking feeling she gets as she turns the key only to me met with the sound of her engine struggling to catch, while she sits there trying to get going as cars go by. I do quite like the 90's style  girly fringe hair do. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 39.  Woman cranking  trying to pick her children   - $4.99 - (4+ minutes) 

November 2009 and this woman is off to pick up her children from school in her 03 Ford Focus 1.6 on a cold afternoon. In the clip you will see the shot of her walking to the car with as pensive look whilst holding the end of her car key, as if for luck, she must have been concerned about her car starting. The grumpy look on her face walking back to the house in priceless, genuine emotion. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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Girl cranking /trying to start her Fiat Punto   - $5.99 - (5 minutes) 

November 2006 and this Indian girl is off home in her 51 Reg Fiat Punto. She could not get it to start that morning and had to get a jump start. "Am I going to have the same problem again tonight?" she said. You can see she is thinking about her car not starting from the look on her face and then she appears to mentally rehearse trying to start her car by holding her arm and hand as if she is turning the key! Genuine emotion as you can see from the photo. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 41.  Mum trying to start her Mini in the rain   - $8.99 - (8 minutes) 

Mum trying to start her Mini on a wet Saturday morning, to go shopping. Imagine a woman today sitting in her car  for 8+ minutes trying to get going. Her little car coughs and almost catches, whilst her battery runs down from the repeated attempts to start her engine. This clip is outside only. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 42. Girl trying to start her Nissan Micra on a cold morning   - $6.99 - (6 minutes) 

I have called this  clip the girl next door, as she was neither stunning, or ugly just quite normal. November 2001 and she is off to work in her N reg Nissan Micra( K11). The sample clip is after she has run down her  battery even more, after trying lots of times to start her engine. The cranking is quicker to start with, as her engine almost tries catches, but then to much fuel meets a weak spark. You can see the frustration on her face from the photo. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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43. Very Good looking student girl trying to start her Citroen AX   - $7.99 - (7 minutes) 

What we all want to see and hear a very good looking young woman trying to start her little Citroen AX in the street after it has not been used for a while. It is almost catching for her, but will she flood her engine, and/or flatten her battery before she can get going? The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 44. Girl starting her flooded Peugeot   - $6.99 - (7 minutes) 

August 1999 and a young admin girl comes back to her H reg Peugeot 205 after work, not knowing it is already flooded, so she proceeds to use some choke after a few tries. Ah the days when the production of carb cars had only stopped 7 years before and you could rig a show with a nice looking girl. Will she get going, or flatten her battery first?  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 45. Woman craking her Citroen C3   - $6.99 - (6 minutes) 

November 2008 and I guess an Asian woman originally from Indonesia or Malaysia was having trouble starting her 52 reg Citroen C3 that morning. This was due to worn glow plugs in my opinion.?  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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46. Woman cranking her flooded Mk3 Fiesta   - $7.99 - (7 minutes) 

The same lady and Mk 3 Ford Fiesta as in clip 5 and 25 , Cranking After Work. This is well before she had  battery problems. She comes to go home after work but her car is flooded. Using choke probably was not a good idea! Amazing how a women would try again and again to start her engine without much rest between tries to start with, especially when it teases almost wanting to catch but splutters out.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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47. Woman cranking her D reg Mk2 1.1 Fiesta   - $9.99 - (9 minutes) 

First day back to work after the Christmas break and this lady neighbour has not used her car for almost 2 weeks. I guess this is why we love a women, cranking in the morning when she could have tried it the night before, to make sure it started. Instead we get a morning show, as she gets into her cold car that has been sitting there and tries to go off to work. Women of that vintage were prepared to fight with their cars to get it going. Her weakening battery starts to struggle, as her engine sounds like it really almost wants to catch. So she keeps trying to get going again and again.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 48. Student cranking her F REG Renault 5  - $9.99 - (11 minutes+) 

The same student and car as in Clip 15 trying to coax her little used Renault 5 into life for 11 plus minutes. This was before her battery packed up on her in the cold weather, but is was starting to show signs of weakness.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 49. Legal Professional cranking her  Mazda MX  - $7.99 - (7 minutes) 

A chilly Autumn morning and this woman is off to work in her Mazda MX5, which she had not used all weekend. Her battery is weak but her car struggles into life only to die out on, her spark must have been very weak. Then she struggles to start up a few more times only for the engine to die out on her each time. By this time the combination of a weak battery and a fuel rich engine causes her to lose compression. Ironically meaning that her weak battery can crank for longer. Imagine the sinking feeling of sitting in the car park of your block of flats early in the morning turning the key with her leather glove to get on her way, but instead the engine just slowly cranks away.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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NEW 50. Mum trying to start her Fiat Panda   - $9.99 - (10 minutes) NEW

Jan 1993 is is the first day back to work in a car you have not used over Christmas. So do you start it up the day before, or just hope for the best in the morning ? 10 minutes of struggle as she tries to coax her car into life getting more and more frustrated. I was just sat there watching her brown leather boots pump the pedal while her leather gloved hands kept adjusting the choke, trying to find a mix that would start the engine. I think I was rumbled but I guess this is how things started and developed regarding Pedal Puping and Cranking.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording. 
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 51. Woman trying to start her damp Peugeot 405   - $5.99 - (5 minutes) 

The same woman as in Clip number 6 trying to start her old banger of a Peugeot 405 on a damp autumn day.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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NEW 52. Woman trying to start her cold Citroen AX   - $4.99 - (4 minutes) NEW

The same woman as in Clip number 7 trying to start her Citroen AX as the frost starts to melt away, after a cold night her battery is struggling.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 53. Woman trying to start her Rover 214si   - $9.99 - (11 minutes) 

This woman is trying to go to work on a wet morning but her car has other ideas, because of damp in the distributor. She keeps trying and trying to get going with the car teasing, as it almost comes to life. Will she get on her way, or not this morning?   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 54. Indian girl trying to start her Ford KA   - $4.99 - (4 minutes) 

The same Indian girl as in clip 19 trying to start her cold Ford KA . The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 55. Woman trying to start her Renault 5 Turbo   - $9.99 - (10 minutes+) 

Woman trying to coax her Renault 5 Turbo into life . The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 56. Woman trying to start her frozen Nissan Micra   - $6.99 - (6 minutes+) 

You come out to your car on a freezing foggy morning, get in and turn they key to warm up the car while you scrape the ice off but? The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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57. Woman cranking her damp VW Polo   - $5.99 - (5 minutes+) 

You come out to your car on a damp morning and your little car gives you problems as you struggle to start it. The same woman as in clip 38. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 58. Muslim Girl trying to start her Toyota Yaris   - $5.99 - (5 minutes+) 

A chilly Autumn monday morning and this Muslim council worker girl is off to work in her Toyota Yaris. However the cold morning, old battery and poorly serviced car are conspiring against her getting on her way today. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 59. Student trying to start her flooded Citroen AX   - $9.99 - (9 minutes+) 

This student is off out in her Citroen AX but she manages to badly flood her engine. Will she be able to clear it out, or will she keep trying to start her little car using to much choke and end up flattening her battery? The same girl as in clip 43 above. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 60. Mixed Race girl trying to start her frozen Corsa B   - $6.99 - (6 minutes+) 

This girl is trying to go to work early on a bitterly cold frosty morning in her 1.5L D Opel/Vauxhall Corsa B. The problem is that the cold and worn glow plugs are not a good combination for getting the little Isuzu diesel engine started today. You get to pick up her conversation on her mobile phone as she explains her plight towards the end of the clip. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 61. Polish girl trying to start her snowy Fiat Punto   - $7.99 - (7 minutes+) 

This young Polish girl is off to work on a cold snowy morning in her 1.2L Fiat Punto. She is wrapped up nice and warm in her fur coat and high heeled boots, that are not made for walking in snow. As she walks to her car she seems in a good mood. Perhaps she was used to starting cars in cold weather because you can here the throttle linkage moving as she pumps the pedal even though it will not have any affect. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 62. Nurse girl trying to start her Vauxhall Nova/Opel Corsa A   - $6.99 - ( 6minutes+) 

You finish your long tiring night shift on a cold winters morning and head to your car to go home, still wearing your uniform. You get in to warm the engine up while you get the snow off,  but when you turn the key your engine just slowy churns away. Wait a few seconds it is cold this morning, hopefully it will go second try!  Luckily she has put her boots on to keep her legs warm (I don't think she would wear them on the ward). The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 63. Blonde girl trying to go to work in her Peugeot 205 Petrol   - $7.99 - ( 7minutes+) 

A cool Autumn morning and this blonde girl cranks away with  long goes, as she tries to thrash her engine into life. To much pumping starts to flood the engine, but it shows some signs of coughing into life, only to keep spluttering out on her and she ends up flooded. Will she clear it out and get going. or will her weakening battery give up on her from all the attempts to start. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 64. Mature lady trying start  her MK1 Ford Fiesta    - $6.99 - (6minutes+) 

A mature lady trying to go out in her old Mk1 Ford Fiesta that she did not use very often. Same lady as in clip 8. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 65. Mature lady trying start  her Mercedes SLC    - $6.99 - (6minutes+) 

Late afternnon and the sun is going down on a freezing cold winter day when the frost never melted. This mature lady has been to visit her friend and decided to give  her classic Mercedes SLC that her late husband bought for her a run, as it had been sitting. As you can see she is a well heeled lady and was good looking back in the day.  She had a struggle to get it started in the garage, so maybe she should have given it a longer run than just a mile or so from home. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 66. Woman trying start  her Fiat Uno on a frozen morning    - $4.99 - (4minutes+) 
 A freezing cold morning and this long legged office girl is setting off for work in her little Fiat Uno. She gets in to start her engine and warm up the car before she scrapes the frost off her windscreen. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 67. Woman trying start  her Rover 214 on a frozen morning    - $6.99 - (6minutes+) 
 A freezing cold morning and this women is trying to drive to the station to catch her train to work. She worked as a account manager and would always wear nice skirt suits with boots or heels. She had great legs, a nice curvy bottom and great skin. Is it a good idea to put your heated windscreen on with a weak battery even if you get going? Some dialogue edited at the end, as who would leave a damsel like this is distress, plus a nosy old woman goes past midway through. Same women as in clip 53 above. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 68. Woman trying start  her Peugeot 206 Coupe on a frozen morning    - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
 Another freezing cold morning and this women comes out to set off for work.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 69. Teacher trying start  her VW Polo on a frosty morning    - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
 A freezing  morning and this teacher comes out to set off for school.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 70. Young girl trying to go to work in  her Renault Clio Polo on a Winter morning    - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
This young girl comes out to set off for work in her Renault Clio on very cold morning. This was one of the early H reg models - note the yellow french style fog lights, a pre 1992 model fitted with a carb.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 71.  Mature woman trying to start her Peugeot 205 diesel    - $6.99 - (6minutes+) 
This mature woman is trying to go out in her Peugeot 205 on a very cold day, but she has not used her car for a few days during the cold weather. Maybe she should not have wasted her battery using the windscreen wipers until she has got it started. Same woman as in clip 11. above.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 72.  The morning after and a young girl tries to start her Mk2 Ford Fiesta  - $8.99 - (8minutes+) 
  The morning after and this young girl just wants to get on her way out of here. The only problem is that when she goes to leave her car won't start for some reason! The look on her face is priceless wide eyed, nervous and looking across to see if she is been watched/drawing attention to her self.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 73.   Young woman trying to got to work in her Mazda MX 5   - $4.99 - (4minutes+) 
This young girl comes out of her flat to set off for work in her Mazda MX5 on a cold morning.  Instead she ends up sitting in her parking space  slowly churning away,  as she tries to get her little sports cars going.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 74.   Mum trying to start her Mini on a wet morning   - $11.99 - (11minutes+) 
 Mum comes out to go to work on a wet and rainy morning, but her Mini has other ideas! A vintage clip, as she sits there for over 11 minutes trying  again and again to get her little car going.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 75.   Indian girl trying to start her Fiat Punto on a frosty morning   - $7.99 - (8minutes+) 
You come along a street on a freezing cold morning and catch the sound of an engine trying to start, but not quite managing. As you get closer you can smell petrol in the air and see that it is a good looking young Indian girl trying to start her little Fiat Punto. She looks almost like she is tears because of her plight.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 76.   Business Woman trying to start her Frozen Flooded Mazda RX8   - $6.99 - (6minutes+) 
She comes out of her hotel on a frozen morning and her weak battery struggles to start her sports car. It almost wants to start, but not quite as she keeps trying the cylinders start to fill with fuel. Flooring it chokes it out, as it almost catches, but just cranking away does not purge the cylinders.   She looks very cross about not being able to get going.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 77.   School Librarian trying to start her Renault 5   - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
School Librarian trying to make a quick get away after school has finished in her Renault 5. Her plight seems to be creating some amusement amongst the pupils going home at the same time.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 78.   Indian girl trying to start her Vauxhall/Opel Corsa   - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
 Indian girl trying to start her Vuaxhall Corsa in the car park on a cold and grey Winter afternoon.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 79.   Teacher trying to start her Mk4 Ford Escort after school   - $8.99 - (8minutes+) 
Teacher trying to start her ford Escort after school, following a wet morning when she arrived for work. She has a slightly worried look on her face as she walks to her car. Same woman as in clip 27.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 80.   Young girl trying to start her Honda Civic on a frosty morning   - $6.99 - (6minutes+) 
Young girl trying to start her Honda Civic on a cold frosty morning to go to work. She gets in and turns they key only to be met with the sound of her cold engine slowly churning away. A great look on her face of anger and worry, as she is obviously about to call somebody, to tell them of her plight..  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 81.   Jaswinder trying to start her VW Beetle on a frosty morning   - $7.99 - (7minutes+) 
 Jaswinder's battery has been really struggling on cold mornings, so she has left it on trickle charge overnight. Will it be enough to get her going  and on her way this cold frosty morning? Maybe she should plant the pedal to the floor with her lovely booted leg as she churns away trying to coax her little car to cough into life!  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 82.   Lady trying to start her Rover MGF on a frosty autumn morning   - $8.99 - (8minutes+) 
This lady must have had plenty of experience of starting older cars in the past. As she waits patiently between tries as she tries to coax her MG into life on this cold frosty morning despite her battery not been in great shape, or so it would seem!  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 83.   Chav woman trying to start her frosty Mk5 Ford Fiesta   - $6.99 - (6minutes+) 
 Funny how when an engine shows signs of trying to start a woman will go at it again straight away, when it would be better to let the battery rest a while between tries. When their is no signs of life they sometimes give it a long rest. If looks could kill - she is not happy with her car.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 84.   Young mother trying to start her frosty VW Polo 6N Mk3   - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
Young mother trying to start her VW Polo on a freezing cold morning. Another cross looking woman!  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 85.   Woman struggling to start her Nissan Micra K10  - $8.99 - (9minutes+) 
 Woman trying to coax her little used Nissan Micra K10 into life so that she can go out.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 86.   Woman trying to start her frosty Renault 5  - $6.99 - (6minutes+) 
 Woman trying to start her Renault 5 Turbo on a frosty morning with a weak battery. She is wearing a nice sheepskin coat to keep her warm, which is lucky! She does not look very happy at all.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 87.   Woman trying to start her Volvo  - $8.99 - (8minutes+) 
 Wifey trying to start her snowy Volvo 240 Estate to drive to the train station on the first day back to work after the Christmas and New Year break. Maybe she should have tried her car to make sure it would start up for her on this cold morning after been parked up for more than a week without her going out. She does not look very happy at all, not least because the flash went off, kind of giving the game away..  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 88.   Woman trying to start her frozen BMW coupe  - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
Young Indian Solicitor woman trying to start her frosty BMW 3 series coupe on a freezing cold Monday morning, so she can to go to work. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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89.   Young girl trying to start her frozen  Citroen Saxo  - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
Young office girl trying to start her frosty Citroen Saxo series on a freezing cold morning, so she can to go to work. She gets in to warm it up and must have got that sinking feeling on turning the key as her cold engine slowly churns away as she sits there. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 90.   Mother  trying to start her frozen  Rover 200  - $10.99 - (11minutes+) 
A new mother comes out on a cold snowy Monday morning to drop her baby to nursery before heading  to work but her car has other ideas. She has to deal with the car and a upset baby at the same time. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 91.   Nurse struggling to start her Renault Clio  - $8.99 - (8minutes+) 
A nurse comes out on a frosty day to warm her Renualt Clio but looking at all the smoke coming from her exhaust it would seem that her  glow plugs have seen better days. She tries different combinations of heating and short cranks and longer cranking, but she is not used to having to keep cranking away for a long time to thrash the engine into life. As a result her battery begins to struggle from repeated attempts to start. Will she get going today.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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92.   Woman to stalls her  Fiat Panda and then floods it  - $4.99 - (4minutes+) 
This woman comes out at dawn on a damp autumn morning day and has some trouble getting her Fiat Panda to start to begin with. Then in her hurry she tries to drive straight off and stalls her engine. She ends up flooding her engine and then has to use different combinations of choke and throttle to get going again.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 93.   French teacher trying to start her mini on a bitter morning   - $9.99 - (9minutes+) 
This young French teacher comes out early on a freezing Monday morning to go off to school in her Mini.  Her car has been sitting all weekend and does not want to come to life for her. She ends up flooding it with it firing on only one cylinder.  As she tries again and again to coax her little car into life but the cold and numerous failed attempts to start begin to take their toll on her battery.   The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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94.   Plump Woman trying to start her Fiesta on a damp misty morning   - $6.99 - (5minutes+) 
Plump woman who never thought the cost of servicing her car was worth it trying to get her Mk2 Ford Fiesta going on a misty damp Autumn morning. "It always starts eventually". Her efforts may have been hampered by the fact the choke was on the same dash board side as the ignition key on RHD models. So it was impossible to adjust the choke during cranking to catch the engine. It had to be adjusted between tries to start. On the MK 3 Fiesta it was mounted on the steering column on the opposite side to the ignition.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 95.   Chav girl trying to start her Corsa (petrol) on a cold morning   - $7.99 - (8minutes+) 
 Chav girl trying to start her old corsa on a cold morning at first she churns away tying to get going but after many tries it almostbegins to start for her.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 96.   Young Indian Woman trying to start her Audi A3 petrol turbo on a cold morning   - $5.99 - (5minutes+) 
 Young Indian woman woman trying to start her Audi A3 on a freezing morning but her car has other ideas.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 97.   Young Woman trying to start her cold classic Beetle cold morning   - $8.99 - (9minutes+) 
 Young woman woman trying to start her classic Beetle on a cold morning after she went away over Christmas. Her car is not keen starting up for her after been left sitting in the cold without been run.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 98.   Woman trying to start her frozen mini on a freezing morning   - $9.99 - (10minutes+) 
Woman woman trying to start her Mini on a very cold morning to go work. She is sitting in her frosted up little car churning away trying to get going whilst the cold and repeated attempts to start take their toll on her battery .  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 99.   Mum trying to start her Corsa on a frosty morning   - $8.99 - (8minutes+) 
Mum trying to start her Corsa on a very cold morning to go work. Her car has been sitting over Christmas and the first day back at work coincides with a frosty morning which is bad news as her old battery really struggles. It almost starts at first but does not quite catch which suprises her she was was not used to this car not starting. After a while she starts to use the pedal but it is then to late. Eventually the sound of her sitting in her frozen car on the driveway  churning away gets the attention of a neighbour. The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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 100.   Ladytrying to start her damp Mini    - $8.99 - (8minutes+) 
Lady trying to start her Mini to to go out. She did not use her car that often and leaving it sitting mean't she often had trouble starting it and often had to keep going at it because it got damp. At first her battery is good and it is almost catching but as she tries again and again to start her engine her battery starts to weaken. If only she could just find the right combination of choke to get going. You can see the look of worry and annoyance on her face  that she can't get going.  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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NEW 101.   Lady trying to start her frozen Mk2 Fiesta   - $8.99 - (8minutes+) NEW
Woman trying to start her Fiesta  on a freezing morning.  Her battery is weak to start with but she almost gets it to catch but not quite. She tries over and over with it almost wanting to start but not quite. She waits between tries as her battery starts to get weaker and weaker from her repeated attempts to start .  The clip contains a sound recording of events, with real still photographs of her i.e. not a video recording.
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Couple of links worth reading re the flooding of fuel injected cars after running for a short time with Winter coming up. I once suggested this to someone in the PP community who tried it with his wifes car on a very cold Winters day. It took her 8 tries to get her Ford C-max started and it stalled once as well . Even  easier if the battery is not  the best alog with the plugs. Some de-flood procedures do call for use of the throttle. Needs to be cold though - around freezing to work. 

 De -flooding a Mazda RX 8

De - flooding all types

Real girls trying to start, starting and cranking their cars.

Sound recordings of real women pedal pumping and cranking their cars.

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