Ghost in the machine (was Quickie TB cleaning)

Khiem Dinh spdracerut at
Wed Mar 9 11:47:56 CST 2011

Hmm.... good point about the 10% ethanol potentially being a source of the
problem.  Back before I sold my turbo SE-R in 2005, the last few months it
developed a random hot-start issue whereas it had run perfectly for years
earlier.  Cold start was no problem at all, but every once in a while trying
to start it hot required a lot of cranking.  It would catch eventually after
10 seconds or so of cranking.  Was that around the time ethanol was starting
to be introduced heavily into gasoline?  Maybe the 1990s fuel systems don't
like ethanol quite as much.

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Larry Martin <bizznzman at> wrote:

>   Excellent thought although mine is a nearly daily driver and I replaced
> the injectors (stock OEM) three years ago thinking the same thing.  Still,
> it is possible.  I wonder, shouldn't 10% ethanol fuel keep some of this to a
> minimum?  Or could it conversely be part of the problem?
> --- On *Wed, 3/9/11, Khiem Dinh <spdracerut at>* wrote:
> From: Khiem Dinh <spdracerut at>
> I haven't read all the messages... but with the cars sitting for so long,
> maybe some type of leaky/stuck injector syndrome?
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