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Back at the car BUT the Dam SIX won't start

After a long break from the SIX (due to a move and honey due-list) I decided to get back at it and drive the 914 to work tomorrow.

Tried to start my SIX last night and I think I flooded the engine.. I am running crane 3000 with optical pick-up.
It started fine (well as good as it does with the webers). As I was working the pedal to keep the car running I got called back to the house and had to stop the engine.

Came back out 15mins later and it didn't want to start.. I finally got it started by pressing (pump) the pedal as FAST as I could. BUT it would only bog to a weak idle and some pinging could be heard??? Took alot of cranking to get it to run. The battery cable (-) was VERY HOT from me cranking the starter... Not good.

The fuel pressure is 3psi just before the "Y" to the carbs.

I am wondering if I fouled out some plugs? or ? Will a fouled plug become unfouled by just sitting over night?

The GAS is low in the tank but is above the intake screen ( I looked) I will be picking up some dry-ice stuff on the way home from work to see if that helps. The gas is about 6 months old.
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Put some more gas in it and spray some ether in the intakes while
cranking....

BTW....check timing
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Thanks I'll pick up some of that nasty stuff to spray in there.. I was going to fill it up once I got it started.. Figures

I'll need to fill it up more..2 1/2 gallons at a time.
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Didn't fire..

Pulled the plugs and they are all wet.. No fire at all. I have BOSCH W5DC. and the engine is a 2,2T
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Do you still have the relay board in the engine compartment? Are you still running ignition thru the relay board?

Couple years ago I went thru something like what you're describing. One time it would run, next time it wouldn't. I replaced the complete ignition system, wires, dist, ignition module, harness, coil. Always had voltage everywhere I was supposed too.

Anyway, long story short. Relay board. The pins and busses in the relay board are NOT soldered together, it is all a mechanical press fit between them. The pin for the ignition module was loose, it would pass voltage but not enough amps to power the module.

To check it, wiggle, pull, on harness. If she fires, starts to fire that might be the problem.

To fix it you have to remove that goop on the bottom of the relay board to expose the pin and buss joints. Clean real good and solder joints.

That's what I found, haven't had a problem since. Hope that helps.

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Relay board is gone.. I was checking the plugs and got one hell-of-a shock .. I think I am getting juice to the plugs..

I might get some NGK's tomorrow.. Any thoughts on a plug number?
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New plugs and she fired right up. tuned the timing by ear and it starts better... I never like the way it ran timed with a gun Not sure why but by ear seems to give better performance.

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