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Do you mean it fouls the plugs with oil or does your engine flood with gas? If the plugs are involved you will need to clean them up really good and make sure they are gapped properly, or just buy a set of new ones. Check to see if you smell a large quantity of gas in the oil. If you do then give it an oil change.

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1997 sl2 satun started with rough idol now won't start . cranks over and floods. has new fuel filter & air filter


Check the fuel pressure regulator. Pull the vacuum hose off it, If it smells of gas, Replace the regulator. Diaphragm broke and is flooding the engine threw that vacuum line. You'll also need to replace the spark plugs. Gas will foul them out also.

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Have a 2004 nissan altima plugs getting wet with gas take them out and dry car starts but same problem after 5 6 hrs won't start again what's the problem


Your engine is flooding with fuel which is why you have wet plugs and why you are having problems starting the car. A flooded engine will not start.

It sounds like a recurring flooding problem rather than a one off and the injectors may be leaking. One way or another too much fuel is being delivered by the injectors.

Get the car into Nissan Service and have them check it over and identify the cause.
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I have a problem in a 1995 lexus es300 i start the car and it feels like a flooded start once the engine is on, i step on the gas and it floods only when accelerating, if i accelerate slowly it will go up...


Most cars have a rev limiter built in and will not let the engine goe past 4000 rpm's you may want to change out the spark plugs as often if it has flooded just once the plugs do foul out

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Engine turns over won't start could it be defective ignition?


It could be flooding, have you replaced the ignition coils and spark plugs? Try this video first before buying plugs and ignition coils

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ha9Gq72wNs

this video shows if its flooding and how to fix it

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I have an 04 rx8 and i have left it parked for 2 days 3 times now. when i go try to start it it will not start i have flooded to engine and now recharged the battery what can i do to get it started


If you flooded the engine, first try to open the throttle all the way and try to start, this is letting in more air. if it wont start replace the spark plugs, they are gas fouled

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Hi my rodeo 2.6lLrodeo floods when trying to start i changed the fuel pressure reg but still it floods any ideas


You likely have a sticking injector. Not uncommon for this set up. Pull all the spark plugs and allow to dry or replace depending on their condition. Once that is done, try to start the car. Likely it will fire for at least a moment. Once it dies or does not start, do not try to fire again. Remove all te plugs and look for the one/s saturated with fuel. Replace that injector/s.

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try running an injector cleaner thru the system.
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1987 chevy s-10 2.8 motor. Wont start and gas present on plugs. Getting fire and fuel. TBI injection. New plugs wires cap and rotor. Checked TDC and checked firing order.


Is it flooded? Have you tried holding the accelerator to the floor? You have gas spraying out of the injectors when cranking? Does it even try?

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Car fails to start but churns like it's flooded.


First, DO NOT pump the pedal. Hold it to the floor and try to start it for a while. If it is indeed flooded, this should help to clear out the cylinders. Also, check for spark. This is likely to be your problem if the plugs/wires/distributer/ignition coil are old. One of them might have failed. Check them in that order. When you pull the plugs out, check to see if they are wet. If they are not, than it is not flooding and you can be pretty certain that it is indeed a spark issue.

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