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Old 01-16-2013, 08:13 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by DHK View Post
Lots of people think fuel pump when they are just flooded. Its very easy to flood these engines if you don't let the car warm up at before you shut it off.
True, especially when outside temps are near or below freezing.

To clear a flooded engine on almost all modern fuel injected engines, before you turn the key to crank the engine, push accelerator to the floor and hold it to the floor while cranking the engine.

This puts the engine into "clear flood mode" fuel injectors do not spray fuel while accelerator is floored.

Once engine comes to life, quickly remove or reduce throttle angle and keep engine at fast idle (1500 RPM) for about 30 seconds to stabilize engine idle.
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