RX8Club.com
Register Photo Gallery FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read RX8 Live!Used CarsVendor Directory

Go Back   RX8Club.com > General Topics > RX-8 Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Welcome to RX8Club.com!
Welcome to RX8Club.com,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join RX8Club.com today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #1
Registered
 
m3pkrobert's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (1)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: woodbridge va
Posts: 284
my car just flood and i need some help to fix it myself

i turned on the car for about 10 seconds to move it and wash it, i never hear about flooding till i did that, my car wont start now, for what i read is not that hard to fix that so if u can give me some help i will try to do it myself. thanks

ROBERTO
RX8
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on RX8Club.com!
m3pkrobert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 11:33 PM   #2
Official Post Whore
 
pdxhak's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (2)
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Portland,OR
Posts: 10,290
Read the manual for deflooding procedures.
pdxhak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
Back in NYC, till OCT
 
nycgps's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (1)
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 19,530
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdxhak View Post
Read the manual for deflooding procedures.
Is not the best way to do it.

Is yoru car manual or Auto ? if its manual u should try to push start it, but I suggest you to find someone who knows how to do it.

if its Auto, tow it to a dealership.
__________________
ロータリーエンジン
nycgps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 07:36 AM   #4
Rotorheaded Geek
 
otakurx's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Manchester,NH
Posts: 517
Send a message via AIM to otakurx
pull the little box that hangs off the side of the intake just before the throttle body and have a friend spray ether into there while you crank the car with the fuel pump fuse out. You will want the engine and car to be as warm as you can get it, since it's very cold up here we pushed her into a garage to let it warm up a bit before this. Now as your cranking it mash on and off the gas pedal. When she starts to sputter put the fuel fuse back in and continue. Now you will need to put that little box back in place before she will start. It is tricky and can take some time and a battery charger but it's cheaper then taking it to a dealer.
__________________
1981 DMC-12 - On Going Project
1983 RX-7 LE - modded
2004 RX-8 GT - modded
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
otakurx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 08:00 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7
^^
Ive never heard of the box on the side of the intake, but this is how the technician at Duval Mazda instructed me to do it, and the two times Ive had issues, this has cleared it up in under 30 mins. Just pull the fuel pump fuse, crank the engine 3-5 times for 7 secs each time, then replace the fuse and do the same, 7 secs, 3-5 reps, until the engine starts. Be warned though, even if it sounds like its about to start, if its been about 7 secs, give up and try again on a new rep, or say goodbye to your starter. Once its unflooded, checking the starter, and getting new Spark plugs is recommended. And Otaku couldnt be closer to the truth... you will DEFINITELY need a battery charger, and youll probably have to charge it more than once.
__________________
Work is the curse of the drinking class. -unknown

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Elements352 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2008, 02:20 PM   #6
Rotary Powered Countryboy
 
04RX8man's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 4,805
Or you could do it the old 2stroke way.....pull the plugs crank it to blow the gas and sh*t out of it clean the plug up with some sand paper put them back in adn fire it up.......
04RX8man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 01:10 PM   #7
93.5 octane
 
mmats69's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 666
Send a message via AIM to mmats69 Send a message via Yahoo to mmats69
Quote:
Originally Posted by otakurx View Post
pull the little box that hangs off the side of the intake just before the throttle body and have a friend spray ether into there while you crank the car with the fuel pump fuse out. You will want the engine and car to be as warm as you can get it, since it's very cold up here we pushed her into a garage to let it warm up a bit before this. Now as your cranking it mash on and off the gas pedal. When she starts to sputter put the fuel fuse back in and continue. Now you will need to put that little box back in place before she will start. It is tricky and can take some time and a battery charger but it's cheaper then taking it to a dealer.
instead of reading all that useless chatter, just hold the gas pedal to the floor while turning the key. that cuts the fuel. do that for 10 seconds. should be able to get it started after that. i agree on the battery charger. if you don't have one, hook some jumper cables to another vehicle. just make sure that it is running.
__________________
SOLD: '04 Winning Blue Metallic, Grand Touring package, Magnaflow Cat-Back, Eibach springs, K&N Typhoon Intake (removed due to warranty threats from Mazda), OEM spoiler added, chrome fuel door, JDM clear corners, stainless steel fender strakes

Last edited by mmats69; 03-04-2008 at 01:12 PM.
mmats69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
Official Post Whore
 
pdxhak's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (2)
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Portland,OR
Posts: 10,290
Quote:
Originally Posted by nycgps View Post
Is not the best way to do it.

Is yoru car manual or Auto ? if its manual u should try to push start it, but I suggest you to find someone who knows how to do it.

if its Auto, tow it to a dealership.
It worked for me and was fairly painless. What is the better procedure? Push starting?
pdxhak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 05:21 PM   #9
DaveCm
 
DaveCM203's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central North Carolina
Posts: 670
Arg. My car flooded for the first time. 74,000 miles. I geuss there is a first time for everything.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
DaveCM203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 05:46 PM   #10
Registered
 
Groundrush's Avatar
 
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 335
The problem with using the deflood procedure in the owner's manual is that by pushing the gas pedal all the way to floor DOES cut the fuel, and then pushes what fuel is in the rotary housings into the exhaust system, where it winds up in the catalytic converter. When you start the car, there is the possibility that it will flash that fuel and bork the cat...hence the reason the manual tells you not to race the engine after successfully starting it following a flood. If you use that method, consider taking your car in to the dealer afterwards to have the cat checked out. Lots of folks are buying up these used '04s now, and have no idea this can be a problem.

Deflood works like this:
1. Push the gas pedal all the way to floor and crank the engine for 8-10 seconds. (fuel cutoff + fuel clears from engine into exhaust system)
2. Turn off key, release foot from pedal.
3. Wait a few minutes for the plugs to try and dry a bit.
4. Crank the engine again WITHOUT your foot on the pedal. Do not race the engine. You may get quite a bit of smoke from the exhaust.

Had someone I know use this method...it took about 4 attempts, but the car eventually started. Blew lots of smoke though, so the cat might have been wasted. This was just a few days ago though, so I don't know yet. Folks here swear by the push start method, or you could follow the steps in the dealer de-flood TSB which can be found here: http://www.finishlineperformance.com...5-08-1883a.pdf

By the way, the SEARCH function is your friend. :-)
Groundrush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2008, 05:46 PM
RX8Club
Mazda RX8




Paid Advertisement


 
 
 
Reply

Tags
body, car, deflood, easiest, fix, fixing, flood, flooded, flooding, floor, hard, issue, pedal, repair, rx8, throttle

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
$1.7 million car won't run and maker Mercedes-Benz won't fix it. alfy28 General Automotive 20 03-18-2010 04:57 AM
Have Your VIN #? Free Way To Check Whether Your Car Has Flood/Water Damage RotoRocket RX-8 Discussion 4 02-16-2006 07:50 AM
Flood Pictures and Procedure to fix it by yourself 'Legs' Akimbo Series I Tech Garage 1 03-20-2004 03:07 PM
Car being worked on in body shop they might flood it! JeRKy 8 Owner RX-8 Discussion 8 12-02-2003 04:27 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All content Copyright 2007 by Internet Brands, Inc.
Emails Backup