RE: [DML] Starting Problem
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RE: [DML] Starting Problem

I just helped another person start his car and it's running good now after
it sat for a while. 
First thing is to have a fully charged battery that reads 12.6 to 12.8 volts
across the terminals with a DVM. This is a must.  
Then if you have tried to start the car several times you have flooded it
and then when it did hit you blackened the plugs. You have to remember that
every time you try to start the car it drags the battery down and it doesn't
start right off then you need to unplug the cold start valve so you won't
over enrich the system.
Replace the plugs and with a fully charged battery it will start.
John Hervey


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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 3:27 PM
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Subject: [DML] Starting Problem

So I let my car sit for 3 weeks and my reward is a dead battery.  I 
was able to jump the battery and get the car started, but the engine 
is severely stumbling/sputtering.  It sounds like it's not firing 
correctly.  It takes about 20 seconds of cranking to start, then 
blows a blueish smoke (for 5 mins or so).  It also won't idle on 
it's own.  If I stop giving it gas, it stalls.  The battery was a 
few years old, so I replaced it.  The car fires right up with the 
new battery, but it's still running as described above.  

In November PJ Grady did extensive work on my car (new lines, 
injector hoses, fuel filter, a couple new injectors & some cleaned, 
new fuel distributor, new plugs...etc, etc,etc).  The car was 
running fantastic.  I mention this because it was starting and 
running great before I let it sit.  I can't imagine anything needs 
replacing.  I'm guessing I flooded the system with gas trying to 
start it excessively.  If I'm correct, how do I go about solutioning 


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