fuel in oil- back fire wont start? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 02, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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flooed the engine. it started but had a large back fire now it wont start, just turns over seems like it wants to start but wont. did i break somthing in the bottom? changed the oil no metal flakes in the oil just smelled like gas and oil was very thin
what to look fore vales, crank?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 02, 05:56 PM
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This is a carbed car correct? You just fouled your plugs and loaded your oil pan with gas from pupming the throttle to try to get it started.
Check your carb
Change your plugs
Check your plug wires
check your dist cap
Make sure your getting a good voltatge spark to your plugs.

And at all cost change your oil. if for some reason you get a spark in the crankcase you can blow all your seals out and possibly damage the motor seriously.

I know a guy that had his dist laiunch out of his hands while trying to put it back in with loads of gas in the oil pan while trying to figure out the problem.. Put as nice big dent in his hood and made a boom that would rival a cannon fire. Plus the fact it scared him half to death.
Poor mustang HEHE.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 02, 07:11 PM
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If you have an older Holley without the power valve blowout protection you may have blown the power valve. That will make it run rich. Just a suggestion.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 02, 11:56 AM
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is ur timing correct as well?
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