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Plugs gas soaked

My car has 40,000 volts to plugs fuel pressure okay car will not start.starter is fine.Plugs soaked with raw gas

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    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    how did you measure the voltage ?



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First thing you will need to do is remove all plugs and clean them up. (you can burn off fuel on them with a propane torch, away from the vehicle where you won't start a fire...just heat them up enough to get fuel off...don't cook them) Next, disable ignition system so there is no spark from wires, then spin the engine over with plugs out to clear cylinders, or use a high pressure air hose into each plug hole if available.
Since you stated that you have fuel and spark, check that spark is reaching proper destination...Make sure wires are in good condition, cap and rotor as well. Check for carbon tracking in cap and on rotor. If in doubt, change them. Put plugs back in and make sure battery is fully charged before attempting to start engine.
You did not mention any history regarding how kit ran before this happened, or if weather is bad where you are. (sometimes important clues) Generally if somehow the engine floded this should get you back to how it was before!

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