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Blown Engine?

Old 01-07-2004, 01:27 PM
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The other day I went to go to work, running late, started my 89 74k mile vert. I realized that I had moved my license plates around and didn't have time to put them on, so I shut it off and jumped into my new Evo (woohoo!, but another story).



So, I go to start the RX today...no go. It turns over, but won't start.



Do you think its possible that I have blown the motor on a carbon desposit. Seems like it turns over a little too quickly. Does the carbon deposit problem typically lock the engine up, or have you guys seen it blow the seals and keep free?



Any help is appreciated...thanks!
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:30 PM
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i blew a seal on the rear rotor and the car would start with a lot of gas just run real rough.

it sounds like your car is flooded.

if you do a cold start and it runs for just a few seconds it can flood out before all the extra fuel gets burnt off.

look up the flooding thread in the F.A.Q section.

happened to me a couple times
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:47 PM
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Dood, I'm sitting hear buggin out cause I can't get home to check it out....thanks for the reply...
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:51 PM
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Yah, your prolly flooded. Sounds like there is no compression right?
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:01 PM
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Yes, thats what scared me.....and thank you both...you have made my afternoon
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:01 PM
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IF its flooded:



when you go home go buy new spark plugs....then unplug the EGI fuse...take out the leading spark plugs.....crank the engine for 10 seconds.....let it sit for a few...then once more for 10 seconds



install egi fuse, install new plugs....start car
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:10 PM
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FrestyleFC3S.....



Why do you suggest the new plugs and taking out the leading plugs to unflood?



Up until my rebuild, I had a lot of flooding problems and I would take out the EGI fuse, crank it over, re-install and it would start right up. No plug removal or nothing. This was with both clean and dirty plugs. Mine is an 87 GXL (S4).



I also thought that an 89 could be unflooded just by flooring the accelerator. I guess I am wrong.
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