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Old 01-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default No start - flooded

My wife went out to the garage this morning (32F) to go to work. Came back a few minutes later saying the car (2005 Impreza O/B S/W, 45K miles, all maintenance required) wouldn't start. I go out, crank it for maybe 15-20 seconds and it starts. The entire garage is filled with gas fumes. Car ran fine the rest of the day.
What would cause this? I did some searches on this site and the only thing I could come up with is water in the gas (add some HEET).
Should I check for codes? Any suggestions?

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Old 01-05-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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I could have been vapor lock?


nvm too cold, but it would be possible at high altitudes during the winter when more volatile fuels are used.

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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my guess right off the bat , its your battery . but you should run some fuel system cleaner in there . u may have water in your gas .

i use this http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/api.aspx
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. This was an isolated incident so far.
I'll pick up some fuel additive.

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