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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan S. View Post
    O-ring?
    I've put a new oring recently too.


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    Three more tests. Before trying to start it see if there is any resistance when you try to push the air sensor plate down. Now try starting hot again but check for spark. If you have spark then try the plug swap and see what difference that makes.
    Last edited by David T; 05-18-2017 at 09:35 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madstudios View Post
    Hi everyone!

    I'll describe my hot start issue:

    If I turn off the car with the engine hot, and try to turn on right after (or within a minute or 2), it won't start... and If I try to crank for a couple of times it smells like the engine is flooded. I have to wait a bit, like 5 to 10 minutes and then it fires up.

    Any thoughts?

    Fernando Silotto. Sao Paulo - Brazil
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    This may not fix your issue, but try depressing the gas pedal 1/4 - 1/2 while cranking the Hot engine. It should help clear the excess fuel and help it to re-start it.

    It is stated in the owners manual to depress the throttle a 1/4 travel to aid in starting. We are so used to modern EFI vehicles we tend to skip this step and don't touch the pedal when cranking most of the time the engine fires right up this way but not always for some situations.

    What is the Ambient Air temp when the problem occurs most of the time?
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    Hot start issue, won't start right after turn off the engine.

    Hi everyone!
    Today I've figured what was going on.
    My Ignition coil gets too hot, and does not provide the spark needed to fire the engine. That's why if I wait for about 10 minutes, it works, I think it cools down and works.
    The coil installed is not stock, was put by PO, cause we don't have the same one from bosch here in Brazil, so I had another one from a friend and now its working.

    I've already ordered one from DMCH, waiting to arrive.


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    Last edited by madstudios; 05-23-2017 at 10:47 PM.

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    We have seen similar problems before with none-stock ignition coils. People try them thinking it will give them a boost in performance. That doesn't happen BUT they do often cause problems. Make sure all of the connections are clean and shiny on the ballast resistor and it is connected up correctly, ie, all of the wires are where they are supposed to be on it. Sometimes it gets rewired or even bypassed to make the coil even hotter. In fact, on some performance coils, you remove the stock ballast resistor and use a special one that comes with the coil. Mallory did that back in the 70's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    We have seen similar problems before with none-stock ignition coils. People try them thinking it will give them a boost in performance. That doesn't happen BUT they do often cause problems. Make sure all of the connections are clean and shiny on the ballast resistor and it is connected up correctly, ie, all of the wires are where they are supposed to be on it. Sometimes it gets rewired or even bypassed to make the coil even hotter. In fact, on some performance coils, you remove the stock ballast resistor and use a special one that comes with the coil. Mallory did that back in the 70's.
    Thanks David!
    Do you know the resistance of the stock ballast resistor, correctly wired?
    This Bosch coil requires a 0.8ohm ballast.
    The primary resistance is 1,2..1,6.



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    Quote Originally Posted by madstudios View Post
    Thanks David!
    Do you know the resistance of the stock ballast resistor, correctly wired?
    This Bosch coil requires a 0.8ohm ballast.
    The primary resistance is 1,2..1,6.



    Fernando Silotto. Sao Paulo - Brazil
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    Stock resistors are 0.5 ohms each and connected in series. So you get 1.0 ohms during normal running and 0.5 ohms when your starting the engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madstudios View Post
    ...
    Nothing is plugged in the hot start relay, and after few more tests, unplugging the CSV had no improvement.


    Fernando Silotto. Sao Paulo - Brazil
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    I would suspect one or more injector(s) leak while at rest, at this point.

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    I've installed a new ignition coil, and apparently the old one was causing the problem. Tested and everything is working great!


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