2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

'86 flooding problem.

Old 11-20-2012, 08:43 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3
Default '86 flooding problem.

First off I am new and this is my first car. My car gets flooded if I let it sit overnight or while I'm at work. I suspect maybe a leaking injector could be causing it? I've had to unflood it twice now and the second time it was so bad my plugs were soaked.

Leaky injector sound right? Any ideas if not?

This sucks
Brand0n. is offline  
Old 11-21-2012, 07:26 AM
  #2  
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 5,426
Default Re: '86 flooding problem.

Sounds very much like a leaky injector. Your two secondary injectors are right on top, and easy to remove/replace, but your two primary injectors are under the intake. Most people will recommend a place to send them to (I can't remember the name), but look locally, you might find a place that can have them back to you the same day (I did, it was great).

If you plan to remove the primaries yourself, there are some other things you'll likely need to address when you remove your intake manifold. I wrote this up for someone else (who has a series 5, yours is series 4), regarding the same topic. link I wrote this all from memory, so if someone else sees this, please correct anything you see wrong.

For a half-assed fix, you could install a fuel cutoff switch (handy for other reasons, but it's best to have your injectors cleaned). If you do that, while the car is still running, you flip the switch to turn off the fuel pump. The engine will die, and the fuel pressure will be relieved.
Baldy is offline  
Old 11-21-2012, 06:02 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3
Default Re: '86 flooding problem.

Thanks a lot I'm thinking of sending them to WitchHunter next week.
Brand0n. is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
milenia
2nd Generation Specific
9
10-05-2009 04:07 PM
GWYGUY
3rd Generation Specific
5
03-23-2003 10:45 AM
n2olds
2nd Generation Specific
20
08-19-2002 09:45 AM
Powerpack
2nd Generation Specific
3
04-12-2002 11:21 AM
toka
2nd Generation Specific
13
10-22-2001 03:48 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: '86 flooding problem.


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.