1985 Grand Marquis really basic questions (how to start...)
I bought a 1985 Grand Marquis in July and it's the first car I've had that isn't carbureted. It has a 302 V8 with CFI (Central Fuel Injection). I'm having a hard time starting it when it's hot, but before I figure out what's wrong with the car, I'd like to know what procedure I'm supposed to follow when starting it. There's a spring like the one on an automatic choke, but it appears to be only attached to the throttle. Should I depress the gas pedal, so that the fast idle is set? I don't see an accellerator pump, so I assume that pumping the gas is a waste of time. If I think I've flooded the engine, do I hold the gas pedal to the floor like I do with a carbureted car?
Also, am I supposed to check the power steering fluid level with the engine running or off?
Finally, is there a temperature gauge or idiot light? I've busted a few hoses and I smelled antifreeze before any lights came on. I live in southern Arizona, and it just makes sense to know when the engine is getting hot.
Thanks in advance for answering these really basic questions.