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Ran out gas now will not start

I was wondering if anyone could help me revive my 88 Rx7. I bought it after six months of sitting and it wasn't running I told the previous owner to get it running so I could test it so he replaced the fuel pump and it ran. I brought it home and was showing my friend so I rev'd it a bit and shut it off, did it once again 2 hours later, another 2 hours I tried to start it and bring it into my garage and it wouldn't start It was out of gas. I filled it back up and now it wont start, at first I thought It could be flooded so I pulled the EGI Fuse out and cranked it a few times (Nothing), I then tried to take the Spark plugs out and the EGI Fuse out and crank it for a few times (Couldn't see and vapors but did smell the gas), then I tried to take the upper spark plugs out and put a dab of Transmission fluid in to help with compression (Nothing). I checked to see if I had spark which I do, and to see if my fuel pressure was good and it is. I checked my Injectors with a Noid light and it didn't light up (Only checked one). What could be wrong? My injectors/the computer not telling the injectors to work (Keep it mind they were working before I ran out of gas), my Fuel Pump (Could I have sucked some **** from the bottom of my tank up), My fuel filter, or? I also sprayed some gas into my intake and it fired for a second.

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Yes could have sucked up some ?><*^$ check for a fuel filter

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I would check the all relays. I would check the vehicles main computer. Sound to me the engine ignitoin system was completely replaced.
The altenator should be putting out correct voltage? The battery must be holding the charge because you are able to re start the car.
I think a relay , altenator or computer is getting to hot internally and shutting down.

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run fault codes as there is a problem sensor in the system. volts at the injector is suspect as the voltage will vary with the fuel requirement.

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