email@example.com wrote on 16 Jan 2007 21:41:23 -0800:
Can you turns off your caps lock?
Did you really mean it doesn't turn over? Or does it sound like it's trying,
but just doesn't fire? Did you rev the engine when you parked, or only move
it a short distance from parked?
When this has happened to me keeping the accelerator pedal depressed and
turning will eventually start it up (at least in my '93 E36 320), the engine
was flooded with fuel and just needs to be cleared out. Revving the engine
just prior to turning it off will leave it with too much unburnt fuel in the
cylinders - always let the engine idle for 10 secs or so after stopping
before turning it off.
I've also once had trouble starting when parked facing uphill on a hill - I
think in that case the fuel pump just needed a bit longer to get fuel going
to the engine.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.