2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

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Old 06-13-2004, 07:21 PM
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Changed plugs, changed out battery since I was not getting enough volts to have it turned over.



I have not even tried the ATF trick yet, since it is not really a bad motor, and I was told not to put it in there, but if it starts it up, I will do it.



What else should I check out on the car. Could it be starter, plug wires, igniters, or just a blown engine? Blown engine would be saying too much since I have an N/A and it only has 168,xxx miles on it.



Please help since this is my only car that I can drive legally.



Car is an 88 N/A with no real mods.
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Old 06-13-2004, 07:23 PM
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I also put a bit of 20w50 on the leading plugs and tried that, and did not help.



Should I say **** it and put in a little bit of ATF on all 4 plugs and turn it over?



Also tried the EGI Main fuse relay over 10 times and it did not help any.
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Old 06-13-2004, 07:36 PM
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How long has it been since it ran. first check to see if you have fuel, spark, and good compression. As far as the atf trick you don't put it on the plugs, you put an ounce in each cylinder through the bottem holes. Go to www.rotaryperformance.com and they have it step by step.
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Old 06-13-2004, 07:54 PM
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Explains more what happened here. https://www.nopistons.com/forums/ind...howtopic=42120



Been only two weeks since last running. I know it is flooded now from trying to start it up so many times.
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Old 06-13-2004, 08:00 PM
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I know the feeling. mine has done that to me 3 times this year. Go to that web site and it will walk you through it.
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Old 06-13-2004, 08:16 PM
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I tried rp.com and it has nothing on it. Just about their cars and products they sell and upgrade stuff. Nothing on getting the car to unflood.



Will this work?



-Pull the fuel pump relay.

-Take out the spark plugs

-Turn the motor over with the plugs out for 10 seconds.

-Wait a few minutes and then do it again. Repeat these steps until no gas sprays out of the plug holes.

-Squezze a tiny bit of marvel mystery oil into each rotor housing through the plug holes to keep the engine lubed. (just toplay safe)

-Put new plugs back in but dont hook up the plug wires.

-Rotate the motor with the gas pedal wide open for 10 seconds.

-Reinstall the fuel pump relay and plug wires.

-Start it.

-Once it starts keep on the gas if it tries to stall. It should clear itself out.



Found this in the 3rd Gen FAQ. Be the same thing right?



I am losing my mind on this car. I am just gonna try push starting it and running it into a tree and collect the insurance from it. LOL. J/K.
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-first pull your plugs

-pull the egi main fuse& fuse in the dash

-turn the motor over just as you said but keep the gas pedal all the way to the floor

-put 1 once of trans fluid in each of the bottom plug holes(use a funnel with a rubber hose)

-put new plugs back in and put wires back on

-put fuses back

-cross your fingers and try to start the car

- you should get a lot of white smoke out your tailpipe
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try putting clean plugs in it and unplugging the fuel pump
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if your putting new plugs back in then that means your almost done. don't unplug the fuel pump.
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Old 06-13-2004, 08:59 PM
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Plugs are brand new. Yesterday when I pulled them to put oil on them for some lubrication in turning the engine over, they were fresh, with no corrosion of course.



I hope I would not have to buy ANOTHER set of plugs.
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