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



That?s an excellent suggestion Harold! I noticed the thread this morning,
however, so I called him first. We agreed he should start with cleaning or
replacing the spark plugs again as they may be fouled from pumping the gas
pedal. Based on my service notes I instructed him how to make sure the
lambda circuit is functioning after that and then we?ll talk again. 

 

Rob Grady,

 

P.J.Grady Inc.

 

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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Harold McElraft
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 9:16 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Starting Problem

 

With all the recent work you had done by Grady - why haven't you 
called him? If he did the fixes I wouldn't be trying to screw with it 
WO asking him first. Let him guide you through the process. You can 
take notes of what people say but don't do anything WO Grady's input 
first - He won't have any idea where to start or what could be wrong 
if you try to do a fix yourself.

Letting the car sit for 3 weeks without disconnecting battery is not 
a good idea. There are just too many drains on the battery. Even with 
newer technology lock activator, radio, etc. I still would not do it. 
I don't believe my everyday car - recent vintage - would last 3 weeks.

IMHO - you describe a symptom similar to when the coldstart valve is 
stuck open - but ask Grady.

Harold McElraft - 3354

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"jedimasterglenn" 
<jedimasterglenn@xxxx> wrote:
>
> 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/sputterin-g. 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 
> this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Glenn
> 5391
>


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