[V8] Infamous V8 No Start

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 11:54:41 EDT 2007

OK, I dug deeper and found the original post.

I'm not sure the ECU temp sensor will prevent the short-run flood/fowl syndrome.

Whenever I need to move a car, I drive it around the block.  I
typically won't just let them idle because I don't plan ahead far
enough and need to move it now, not in a few minutes, and with the
automatics, I am too paranoid about letting them idle after they've
been put into gear because of that whole burned up clutch pack thing.
I don't want to replace a transmission.

Ben's is a 5spd so that's not really an issue.  However, leaving a car
idling is not a great alternative anyway.  In my city, there's a law
against it.


On 7/10/07, cobram at juno.com <cobram at juno.com> wrote:
> Easier to just let it warm up a bit.  Every time I have to move one of
> the V8Q's for whatever reason without driving it, I just leave it running
> for a while till it warms up, never had a problem.  Blow out the cobwebs
> with a few deep accelerations too.  The V8Q is a cold blooded beast.
> As for other cars, early RX7's were 100X worse, especially in cold
> weather.  If you did the start and stop without letting it get up to
> temp, you'd have to lift the front end off the ground, pull the plugs and
> let it breath for a couple hours.  If you just replaced the plugs those
> would foul out too.
> I don't think Audi ever offered an explanation, just the TSB on swapping
> out the plugs before delivery.  I've seen a lot of guesses, and made a
> few of my own, but I don't think anyone's every nailed it down.
> Listers with later 4.2's, do your V8Q's have the same "feature" ?
> http://www.geocities.com/cobramsri/
> "Why Johnny Can't Read" - Now available on DVD.
> "Ben Howell" <bhowell at rmi.net> writes:
> > Alright, Why does this happen with the V8, but no other car I,
> > personally, have ever owned:
> >
> > Pull the V8 out of the garage, shut it off, couple hours later, pull
> > V8 back into garage, shut it off, couple hours later (or next day),
> >
> > This has happened to us three times in the time we have owned the
> > car. The first time it was MADDENING trying to figure it out. I know
> > that it's flooding because the plugs are soaking wet with fuel. The
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