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Well today I squirted a little fresh gas down the carb, and still no workie. So,

October 10 2017 at 3:06 PM

Mike U.  (Login mtrain)
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I pulled all of the plugs on one bank, and they were soaking wet with fuel.

I cleaned the plugs, and cooked them a while on the open flame of the stove top [wife is out shopping today].

Put the plugs back in, and still no start.

Now I'm really starting to get puzzled as the engine did fire, and run last week.

I checked for spark on a few random plugs, and all was well there.

Then I check compression on a few random cylinders, and compression was fine [no backfires last week so it really shoulnd't have jumped time, but now I know it not the timing].

The only thing I can think of is that the engine really flooded with bad fuel.

I pulled ALL of the plugs, cleaned them, and left them out for tonight so the fuel in the cylinders can evap.

I'll try to fire it again toward the end of the week.

However, I do believe gasoline is different in different parts of the US, and at different times of the year [ie winter gas], and I have personally ran into fuel going bad just sitting for a year. The last time I drove the Cobra the engine was starting to have symptoms of bad fuel. I just didn't have time to take it to the station, and add some fresh fuel at the time.

 
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