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Richard, Jaguar Technician
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Thought i had a failed starter in a 4l s type, turned out to

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thought i had a failed starter in a 4l s type, turned out to be flooded
now it's happened again
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

I see this if the vehicle is sitting for an extended period of time and there is a temperature change to colder. Yes removing the plugs to clean them then put a cap full of clean engine oil down the cylinders should fire it up we can also try a clear flood which is holding your foot on the accelerator pedal while cranking then rapidly pump the pedal as you continue to crank it. Put a booster on the battery as it will run down quickly when cranking.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i tried the pumping - but only gave it a quick go. Not much good so far. The last time this happened i was moving cars around and only moved the car 10-20m, stopped moved another car, then went back - i saw another post somewhere suggesting that this quick start - stop routine can be prone to flooding problems, if so in future, i will just leave it running - who would've known.?Hoping i don't have to remove plugs - could i remove the fuel line - at least that's easy to get to. ?
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Yes starting and shutting it down can also contribute. It looks like we need to remove the plugs. You can also try spraying some starting fluid in the air inake while an assistnt cranks the engine.

Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Hope all is well. This question is still open on my end since it has not been rated yet. If you are satisfied please subit a positive rating. Thanks.