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Old July 22nd, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 02:59 PM
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You know, I once had the Dixie horn in one of my cars...may just have to bring it back!

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Old July 22nd, 2010, 04:41 PM
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... if not make sure the ignition amplifier on the dizzy is clean, dry and has a good earth.
Jeff, mine used to do the same thing. All it would take to fix is a few sprays of wd-40 on the amplifier and it'd start right up. I have since replaced/relocated the amplifier and don't have any more problems.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:22 PM
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+1 for starting fluid

and you can do this with the left-overs :-)

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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:58 PM
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It was just flooded
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 08:48 PM
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It was just flooded
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 09:38 PM
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check under the passenger seat to see if it's wet. had a ST some time ago- snow got in through the top/ door gap and onto the seat; it melted and found its way to the ECU, with similar results to yours. Probably a stretch, but worth a look.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:10 PM
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All is well now and thanks to all who chimed in. With the gas pedal to the floor and about 10-15 seconds of cranking she started and blew some white smoke for a few minutes. I had to keep it up around 1500-2000RPM for a minute or two and then she mellowed out and settled back in.

Special thanks to those who thought of the flooded remedy as I would have spent countless hours and dollars fixing this problem but never would've thought of that! Also thanks to Charles for lending a brother a hand and not laughing at me too much for starting all this fuss over a flooded engine...it helped that I kept putting beers in his hand!
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Question

???

So let ME get this straight...

I see pictures of some D90/110s in mud filled water... 4 feet deep.. which tells me the driver's feet and the entire cabin would probably filled with water and mud...

But then... just by power washing the car.. it floods?

Am I missing something?

Is the car like.." Hmmm clean water.. YUCK. Flood. Yummmmm Muddy Water! ok run!"

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Well, there is at least one difference - pressure. I sprayed my engine bay down with a garden hose, including all the electrical components and never have a problem - but have been stranded at a car wash more than once after carefully using a high pressure washer.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:57 PM
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I was told by someone that if you are going to pressure wash, then you should leave the truck running...unfortunately this didn't come until after I had my problem. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
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How about not pressure washing it?
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:24 PM
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I think I will refrain from using it in the future but was just curious. Seems that it would make sense that the heat generated by the engine and connections having spark present would be less apt for failure.

Sadly I didn't even spray directly onto the engine but now I know to keep it far far away...like aimed at the siding on the house!
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:30 PM
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After SCARR, I took my truck to the car wash to rinse the major mud pieces off. I left the truck running and it stalled while washing. I found some water in the boot of the lead that runs from the coil to the distributor. Dried that out and it started and ran fine. Later, the starter solenoid failed intermittently because of the mud. Ended up replacing the starter.

In the future, I'm just going to use a garden hose, Dawn detergent and a boar's hair brush with a long handle to clean the engine bay. It took three cleanings to get the bay looking clean again.
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easy engine flooded Fix (from the drivers seat i might add)

1) unscrew fuse box knobs and remove cover
2) pull fuel pump fuse
3) crank - normally it will start right up with the gas in cylinders
4) reinsert fuse
5) replace fuse box cover

In my experiance if it is flooded then holding the gas down either A) works or B) insures there is no way it will start for a few days without doing the above steps.

it does not happen often but when it does takes about 30 seconds to fix.

Plus you can pull that fuse and your truck won't run very far if your parked in a iffy place.
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