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This morning I went outside to start my car and it almost started but didn't quite get there. As usual if this happens, it will flood the motor and crank a little bit later after plugs dry. I took out the plugs to check them and they were all wet.

The strange thing is #6 cylinder was FULL of fuel. I kept the starter going without the plugs in and the fuel just poured ot of #6, little to none in the others.

You guys think the injector could be sticking open? This is the only thing I can think of is happening. I am always having problems with a fuel smell, and my car has started blowing white smoke almost all of the time. Does too much fuel cause white smoke? I have 150+ pounds of pressure in every cylinder....so the motor seems healthy, and it doesn't burn a lot of oil.
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> This morning I went outside to start my car
> and it almost started but didn't quite get
> there. As usual if this happens, it will
> flood the motor and crank a little bit later
> after plugs dry. I took out the plugs to
> check them and they were all wet.

> The strange thing is #6 cylinder was FULL of
> fuel. I kept the starter going without the
> plugs in and the fuel just poured ot of #6,
> little to none in the others.

> You guys think the injector could be
> sticking open? This is the only thing I can
> think of is happening. I am always having
> problems with a fuel smell, and my car has
> started blowing white smoke almost all of
> the time. Does too much fuel cause white
> smoke? I have 150+ pounds of pressure in
> every cylinder....so the motor seems
> healthy, and it doesn't burn a lot of oil.
> Thanks
> Tim Hill
Definately time to pull the injectors and get them checked out.
And change your oil now!
fuel dilution can destroy an engine fast.
If your injectors check out as being ok next thing I'd look at is the ecu.
But with that much fuel in #6 I'd bet the injector is stuck open.
 

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> This morning I went outside to start my car
> and it almost started but didn't quite get
> there. As usual if this happens, it will
> flood the motor and crank a little bit later
> after plugs dry. I took out the plugs to
> check them and they were all wet.

> The strange thing is #6 cylinder was FULL of
> fuel. I kept the starter going without the
> plugs in and the fuel just poured ot of #6,
> little to none in the others.

> You guys think the injector could be
> sticking open? This is the only thing I can
> think of is happening. I am always having
> problems with a fuel smell, and my car has
> started blowing white smoke almost all of
> the time. Does too much fuel cause white
> smoke? I have 150+ pounds of pressure in
> every cylinder....so the motor seems
> healthy, and it doesn't burn a lot of oil.
> Thanks
> Tim Hill
If your car is blowing out white smoke, 90% of the time that is caused by a blown head gasket or corroded water passage in the head. Both can allow coolant to enter the cylinder and when it is burned, that causes the white smoke. It happened on my Z when it was origial with 220,000 miles, and I have seen the same situation on many other Z's. Check your coolant level right away and check to see if your oil is chocolate colored. If it is, you've got problems. But if you have 150 psi in each cylinder, then this might not be the case.
 
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