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Old 12-19-2013, 03:45 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by propr'one View Post
if its flooding it could be lots of things (basically anything that has to do with the air/fuel mixture)

if it happens again you can always pull the fuel pump fuse, crank it until it starts, and then replace the fuse and try starting it again.
It would be much easier to just crank at WOT, letting a LOT of air in the engine...(just like back in the day with carburated engines). If flooded too bad, might need to add oil in the cylinders to restore compression.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #17
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i've never had any luck with that. my e30 used to flood when it got cold and cranking at WOT would never get it started. Eventually i put a switch on the fuel pump line, i'd kill the power to the fuel pump, car would start, and then i'd get the power back on and everything would work swimmingly
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #18
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When is real cold out, the mixture is heavily enriched for starting. So much so that any fuel injected car can flood if it doesn't start on the first crank. In other words, never start a car and shut off within a second.

If the car didn't start properly, there are prolly other issues but this flooding behaviour is not uncommon. Flooding to hydro lock is pretty extreme!
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