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Re: beware v8 hydro-lock

On Sat, 13 Apr 1996 AUDIDUDI@delphi.com wrote:
> > moral of the story:  do not cold start the v8 without driving it for at
> > least half a mile before killing/restarting.  pulling it out of the garage
> > for a wash and then pulling it back in is a big no-no.  push it if you
> > have to!

> After washing the engine, I've sometimes had to push it back INTO the garage
> because it won't start but otherwise this sounds like overkill to me...

i speak from experience owning a v8.  the car doesn't tolerate such a
stunt.  unless you've also owned a v8 and done similar things, your
comments that this is overkill is groundless.  i never claimed that
this applies to a 89 200Q.  indeed this certainly does not apply
to my corrado.  the v8's compression is 10.6:1, btw.