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    hi
    need some help.car has been stood for a week and it wont start
    seems to be flooding
    i have had plugs out and dried em off put em back in and still flooding
    can anyone help me please its doin my head in as i need to take care somewhere 3 hours ago
    any help will be appreciated especially if someone has had this happen to them before
    thanks

    john

  • #2
    Battery power? check it.

    Battery terminal connection? remove and re-apply the connections.

    AFM? remove and re-attach it.

    Fuel Pump dead? You said fuel flooding.. do you continue to step on the gas? Can you hear the fuel pump working when the car is switched on?

    You can try new spark plugs.

    After you try these, it may be a relay or your starter is dead?


    Good Luck


    Disclaimer: Remember, I know absolutely nothing, but it doesn't prevent me from having an opinion or suggestion. :

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    • #3
      hi
      thanks for that
      battery is strong
      terminals are good
      fuel is getting thro and i dont think thats the problem
      i have a spark .at mo i have the plugs drying out and hopefully the pots
      i know they dump a lot of fuel in when cold which aint helpin
      plugs look ok and were new 2000 miles ago tho i will get a new set tomorrow
      cap and arm are also very new
      i havent touched the throttle cuz i know they will flood easy if u pump it when they are cold
      never had this before on either of them that i have owned
      but i have heard of people having the problem

      thanks for your input

      john

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      • #4
        hi
        just to let you know that i have car running sweet again
        it was a fuel pressure regulator.
        diaphragm scrap and therefore was not returning any fuel to the tank just dumpin it all into the pots.
        put new plugs in at same time as others were soaked in fuel and scrap

        thanks for help

        john

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        • #5
          How did you test your regulator? I checked my inlet fuel pressure and it is right at about 40lbs. Sounds correct, no?
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          '88 Alpine M3 - sadly SOLD
          '03 Carbon M3
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          • #6
            the post you replied is 7 years old. don't think he is going to reply soon


            Goodbye M3, you served me well.

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            • #7
              Haha whoops, I did that on my phone and didn't see the date! Gotta use my head more lately, I am losing it!
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              '72 Inka M20-Turbo 2002
              '88 Alpine M3 - sadly SOLD
              '03 Carbon M3
              '10 Tri-color S1000

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              • #8
                Originally posted by UweM3 View Post
                the post you replied is 7 years old. don't think he is going to reply soon
                Good eye

                Originally posted by M20Curtis View Post
                Haha whoops, I did that on my phone and didn't see the date! Gotta use my head more lately, I am losing it!
                lets see if anyone else will reply..

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                • #9
                  I'll reply...the method of measuring is correct. You should see 43.5 psi but perhaps the tool is reading slightly wrong. But 40 says that the thing works. 0.75l in 30sec is what the return line should flow, then you know the whole system is good to go.

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                  • #10
                    Hey, just want to thank you guys (can't remember who specifically). Had my car off the road for a few years and thanks to this site, got it going and it runs better than ever! I don't post to often but I am on this site daily and read ALOT !!

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