Re: ba xt egas not starting...
G'Day, Some tips for why it might not start:
Fuel contamination is usually greasy or waxy. When the car is cold, this stuff can be really thick, when the car warms up it runs like honey and isn't a problem in small quantities. It could be that hard wax or grease is making the solenoids on the gas converter stick closed or is causing the internal components to not move correctly. Solutions? Get the car to a dealer who can check and clean the converter. To get it started, pour some hot water on the converter, not on the electricals, but trickled over the aluminium parts. It's not something that should be done ordinarily but can get you going. It also helps if while cranking, get someone to lightly tap the head of the bolt on the inlet solenoid - the one near where the gas comes into the converter. The tapping can help the solenoid click open if it is sticking from contamination. Otherwise, crank, off, crank, off, crank, off, etc will power the solenoids on and off which might also open them up but that's a long shot.
If the converter is flooding on start, this can also be contamination in a different area, dealers also have a procedure to fix. To get the car to run, crank and crank and crank or failing that, get someone to squeeze the vapour line hard while you crank, as soon as it fires, rev it up and release the vapour line, ease it down to idle, take it to a dealer and ask for "secondary valve clearing".
Ford dealers have a few different procedures available for quickly removing contamination - easy service = happy miles.
Hope this helps - all assuming fuses, gas level etc are all OK :) Let me know how you go.