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Offline Steve Burnett

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Flooded my car :-(
« on: December 26, 2005, 07:45:20 PM »
I flooded my car! Im a **** as I knew I would and that makes it worse.

Any way, I\'ll ned to get the plugs out but I have heard its a pain in the ass. What tool do I need to get them out? Will a socket do the job? What size? I know you get actual socket tools for removing the plugs but I don\'t have one.
Also whats best to get rid of any excess fuel in the engine?

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 07:49:40 PM »
when i flooded mine i fully pressed the throttle and clutch in then turned the engine over. Dont turn the engine over for longer than 10 seconds at a time though. it started within about 3-4 go`s

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2005, 08:37:27 PM »
yeah, tried that. Maybe 2 or 3 times. once for about 10 seconds but nothing. I\'ll try again tomorrow.

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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005, 08:43:01 PM »
pull the egi fuse ( this cuts the fuel pump )

turn her over a few times , pop it back in and then try it ??

saves getting your hands dirty at this point :D


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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2005, 09:12:32 PM »
Anyone got a fuse diagram? Actually I have no idea where the hell my fuses are! I also can\'t be arsed finding out so can someone tell me this one too.
Im lazy!

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main EGI fuse
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2005, 10:07:32 PM »
on the right of the engine compartment near the battery(unless you\'ve moved your battery to the boot:) in which case its just to the right of the engine bay around the strut mounting point, it sould have markings on the box telling you which is which, my fuse was the big yellow one that may help.

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2005, 10:27:22 PM »
Yellow covered large fuse - usually a PITA to take out. ;)

HTH
« Last Edit: December 26, 2005, 10:31:12 PM by Freddy »

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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2005, 09:03:50 AM »
Its the green one in the box thats circled in that picture. Its a bitch to get out though.

When i flood i just pull that relay and crank for a bit, a few times - then stick it back it.  The car will start rough and smoke for a few minutes as it burns off the excess fuel.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2005, 09:30:49 AM by Bobfish »

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2005, 10:35:37 AM »
Thats good guys, gonna go try and get it started. Thanks!

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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2005, 11:10:57 AM »
I think Eddie meant the LEFT of the engine compartment.

Removing the plugs is not that difficult if you remove the black intake elbow .

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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2005, 11:27:10 AM »
Sorry I should have said I meant right when your standing in front of the car.

Glad someone posted a pic he may have been looking for a while:) and its cold this time of year:)

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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2005, 12:09:10 PM »
taking the spark plugs out is easier from under the car.

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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2005, 01:00:52 PM »
Tried to start it, no joy!
Taken the plugs out and I have 2 new 7\'s and 2 old 9\'s to go in. The 7\'s were soaked but the 9\'s not too bad.
Can I just fit the new plugs and hope for the best or do I need to let the engine dry a bit (you know the bit where the plugs go. And its called.....?)

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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2005, 01:20:06 PM »
pull that yellow relay as mentioned earlier and turn the engine over..all the fuel will be forced out the plug holes then refit the new plugs. Im not sure wether you need to re-gap the plugs though.

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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2005, 02:43:29 PM »
We\'ll that never worked! Getting ****ed off now!
Waited 30 minutes then put the now and old plugs back in. Nothing still.
What Can I do? At the moment im just leaving it for a day or so in the hope the fuel dries out.