My car has been parked for few months as I don't use it much and I travel a lot.
When I tried to start the car, it didn't. After ruling-out the battery, I first figured
the SPARK PLUGS are dead so I replaced them with brand new ones from NJK
(Iridium) which did not help either. I next discovered that the tank was bone-dry so
I manually filled it from a can and it did start and I used it for few days in a row.
THE PROBLEM AT HAND NOW:
The week after, I parked the car downhill near my home. It was a bit of a steep downhill
but I didn't think much about it at the time.
a) The next morning, I tried turning the car ON but it didn't even CRANK. I tried many times,
no CRANK what so ever . I checked the battery and used cables to jump-start it from
my daily-driver but it was not the battery as well.
I started smelling FUEL so I checked underneath the car, and to my complete surprise, the car
was slowly by steadily dripping FUEL from near the airflow filter onto the asphalt (see the arrow):
c) After many failed attempts to start the car or even CRANK it somehow, I figured the engine must be flooded with Fuel
which is preventing the spark plugs from igniting somehow. So I removed the fuel intake pipe feeding the engine, bent-it well
and zip-tied it. I next, removed spark plugs #2 and #4 (I believe. They were the nearest to my right-side and the easiest to
remove) and left those spark plug engine opening OPEN!!
d) Immediately, upon doing that, the pathy CRANKED and fuel started flying from the two open spark plugs holes. I CRANKED it few times
until I felt that the quantity of fuel flying out of the holes was getting less and less each time.
e) I then put back the SPARK PLUGS back into the engine and connected the wires. I started the engine (WITHOUT re-connecting the
Fuel intake pipe to the engine), and the engine ran just fine for like 5 minutes until it ran out of fuel. During that time, I managed to pull the car
out of that steep parking spot into a more level parking position.
The problem now is if I connect the intake fuel pipe into the engine, the car cranks, starts, and runs just fine for like few minutes before
the engine SHUTS DOWN and floods with fuel and will not CRANK again without repeating the same process above over-and-over again:
Cutting the fuel intake
Removing a spark plug
Crank it a few times to relief the engine from the excess fuel inside of it
re-install the spark plug and wire
start the car
I have no clue as to why this is happening and how to solve it neatly without damaging the engine any further
as I am pretty sure the steps I followed above are not the healthiest or safest but I was stuck and had to improvise
Please let me know what you guys think. I am clueless