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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-04, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 3.9l ea central point auto sedan, i cant seem to start the car. the car turns over but it doesnt fire, all it does is turn over for about 10 seconds and then a heap of smoke explodes out of the carby straight into the air. i checked the spark by taking the spark plug out and putting it in the lead and grounding the plug to the engine and there was sparks coming out of all leads and spark plugs.

if anyone know whats it is please tell me how to fix it as well.

thanks in advance

btw i should mention that i am trying to start the car with out the air filter on.

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Re: Cant start car and smoke out carby

Sounds almost like you have got the timing 180degrees out.

Have you changed the leads at all recently, or had the dizzy out for some reason?

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Re: Cant start car and smoke out carby

Me agrees, probably dizzy 180 out.
Seems as if the injectors are firing since you get flames and smoke and shit

What work did you do to the engine?

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Re: Cant start car and smoke out carby

Also check your tappets. If the valves are stuck open a little bit this can easily happen. Try a compression test.

But I suggest trying the leads first, as these guys suggested.
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