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03-11-2012, 06:53 PM
hi still new to everything i just bought a 1991 240, im having a starting problem its kinda finicky doesnt happen all the time. basically somedays when i go out to start the car it fires then shuts down. if i go to start it again it cranks and crank then starts to smell flooded. Ive pulled spark plugs and its complety flooded so i clean then still doesnt fire. So the only thing i can do is pull a couple of injector wirings and it starts and i put them back in.

Ive thought it could be leaking injectors but theres no way it could be all of them. I've also thought maybe its the fuel regulator. I know this is a obd1 car so im kinda limited on diagnosing, and i do not think this has a clear flood mode option like some other vehicles since its older.

Any ideas like i said just getting into the 240s so i dont know if this is common or not. thanks

Pro ViZIon
03-11-2012, 11:10 PM
When you pulled the plugs how did they look?

The fpr isn't very expensive. Before that though you could always check your fuel pressure.

03-30-2012, 01:37 PM
how long does it run before it shuts down?