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#1 docjohn

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:05 PM

My Escort Estate (petrol, 1.6L injection, year = 2000) starts first time (and runs) fine except under one condition. If I start the car and run it for a few minutes (eg, to change the car's position on the driveway), switch off and leave it for a day, the next day it won't start and I have to use the "flooded engine" technique mentioned in the owners handbook. This has happened on two occasions now so I assume I'm doing something wrong. (This never used to happen on manual choke cars, or manual choke conversion cars, in the olden days!!!!) Should I be switching off with the gas pedal in a different position, or revving up before switching off (something that was frowned upon in the olden days) or what? Or it this symptomatic of an injector problem?

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:19 PM

when you are moving the car are you revving the nuts out of it??

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

when you are moving the car are you revving the nuts out of it??


No, I'm unaware that I do this. I guess I just rev the engine a little when it fires (I can check tomorrow where the rev counter goes to) but no more than anyone else would!


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