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Slow starter

My 85 Euro 930 usually blasts into life on the very first turn-over, however lately it has started to take about two seconds of cranking before it finally gets going. This problem is intermittent - some days it starts just like normal and other days not. When it does its slow-start thing, it usually gives a puff of smoke when it starts.
I haven't been able to identify any loose wires or hoses or anything else amiss and it always starts up OK when hot.
Got any ideas?
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If it's electrical, besides loose wires, check for corrroded wires. Might need to remove, clean them and reinstall (battery and starter). Otherwise maybe it's an accumulator issue. It's loosing pressure and has to build back up?
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I haven't been able to find anything amiss with the electrics. All connections seem good everywhere including battery - besides if battery connection was suspect, it wouldn't crank as fast as it does.
Enlighten me - what is, or where is the accumulator?
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I haven't been able to find anything amiss with the electrics. All connections seem good everywhere including battery - besides if battery connection was suspect, it wouldn't crank as fast as it does.
Enlighten me - what is, or where is the accumulator?
It's the device next to and behind the fuel filter, above the longitudinal on the drivers side in the engine compartment.
It has a spring loaded diaphram inside that holds fuel pressure for a day or so after you shut the car off.

It helps during cold starts and smooths out the main system fuel pressure while running.
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Thanks J.
I thought that item was a second fuel filter. I'll check it out in a few days - work has intervened for now.
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