Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 17:28:54 +0100
From: danny <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9.5 2.3T: engine sometimes coughs at start...

Nutmegger wrote: > -snip- > > >but if an engine on a fuel injected car (with > >automatic choke/cold start) gets flooded by fuel (because it didn't start) then > >often the only solution is to depress the accelerator fully. > > Is that true? Why not just wait a few minutes? Because in a cold engine it will be more than a few minutes before the flooded engine can be started. The AA (AAA over there?) recommended it to me once when my (fuel injected) car wouldn't start. > > > >Whilst adding > >more fuel, this also introduces more air into the fuel/air mixture which aids > >starting. > > I mean, I've done it and cripes....the way it starts and the black smoke pouring > out just isn't worth it. > > This doesn't apply to Saab DI systems, where the ignition key can be > >used to clean the plugs when flooding has occurred. > > Hey - that's cool. If the car doesn't start, don't return the key, let go. It hits a switch which initiates a cleaning cycle using extra high voltage to dry the plugs (as mentioned in the Saab 9000 user guide). On later systems (Trionic 7?) the post above describes it's method of dealing with this problem. -- Regards, Danny (a purely hobby site) (UK advert for my mobile espresso service) swap Z for above characters in email address to reply

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