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BMWwon't start, possibly flooded engine. No leaks but a

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BMW(###) ###-####won't start, possibly flooded engine. No leaks but a pretty noticeable gas odor so I believe fuel pump is working. Should I remove spark plugs to dry everything out or what?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Kevin if car is flooded remove plugs and crank engine with plugs removed . Then pop plugs in oven on low heat to dry them out (sounds rediculous but works ) this will remove fuel from cylinder

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are the chances that the fuel pump relay could be at fault?
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

You wouldn't smell fuel if you had a fuel problem

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long might it take for badly flooded plugs to dry out on their own?
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Take them out of engine leave them out for an hour or so this should be enough just make sure you spin the engine over to remove any fuel from cylinder

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I meant if I leave the plugs in the car.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately, you have taken too long to respond. I have to leave now.
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for delay had to go trick or treating . Best to take plugs out and spin engine over with them removed to get rid of any fuel in cylinder

Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

If it's flooded itself badly enough to cause a non start the plugs will need to be removed and checked to get re running

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