Hopefully this will be quick and painless for you more knowledgeable folks.
My engine will not start unless I pull one or all of the injectors out. If I leave them in it will just crank and crank and crank. Seems like it wants to start, but never does. I've determined I'm getting spark and fuel out of the injectors.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Edited: This is a 1989 16v engine out of a Jetta that in now installed in a 1981 VW Truck. If that matters.
Last edited by elomont; 01-16-2012 at 09:18 PM.
can you verify you are getting enough air in the system? this may be a crazy thought but it seems like by taking out the injector your creating a vacuum leak allowing that much more air into the system. although i can't see how you'd have that big of a block from the intake but, just a thought.. i've never heard of the car only starting when the injector IS pulled only.
edit: try and put that injector back in once the car starts.. best to have 2 people doing this so there is a minimum amount of atomized fuel spraying everywhere. what happens when trying this?
I was just complaining about unfinished forum posts and no "cure" or "resolute outcome" at the end.
Hence, my post now.
If I remember correctly, the issue was related to my distributor being rotated too far in one direction. I think I did this while trying to get it started.
The fix I tried was to rotate the distributor just a bit and then try to start it. If it failed to start I went back and rotated it a bit more until it kicked over and started. Then I fine tuned from that point.