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Old 05-07-2002, 12:27   #1 (permalink)
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Flames from the Engine

Back when I first bought my car, when I went to pick it up, we were having trouble starting it (as it hadn't been run in over 9 months). Anyway, at one point we removed the airbox lid and tried to start the car. The car started up but when it did, a large gout of flame came from the throttle and I quickly switched the car off, replaced the airbox lid and everything was good from then on.

The car is running on LPG, is this flame thing normal when the throttle is exposed like that? Or should I be able to run my engine with airbox lid off and not have flames shooting from the engine? I'm hesitent to remove the airbox lid and run the engine again to find out if it's still doing it just in case it is.

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Old 05-07-2002, 14:58   #2 (permalink)
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oz - my old man's CFI EA shot flames out of the throttle bldy when he was having problems with it. Its not on LPG by the way. The only way I can think of this happening is if a compustion chamber is still burning while an intake valve opens which would mean that your timing is way out.
You checked you cam and ignition timing lately?
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Old 05-07-2002, 15:11   #3 (permalink)
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Zomwit,

Would it answer your question if I said "huh?" :)

No in other words, can't say I know how to.

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