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De flood.

Post by The Ginga NinjRx8 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:28 am

I know there is a how to on here but can not find it could someone please direct me as I think I may have this issue

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Re: De flood.

Post by Nickp47 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:21 pm

Somebody correct me if I am wrong but all you REALLY need to do is hook the car up to a power source, hold the accelerator and clutch down and turn it over for about 10 seconds four or five times (with gaps in between of about 30 seconds to prevent overheating etc). Unless it is badly flooded, this should do it.

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Re: De flood.

Post by kopite72 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:29 pm

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Re: De flood.

Post by Delanor » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:20 pm

To De flood De RX-8 see De flood

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Re: De flood.

Post by Shagrington » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:46 pm

Or this is a slightly more detailed explanation for one method viewtopic.php?f=25&t=36551

Towing for a bump start is the kindest method for the starter motor - and the quickest way to do it.
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Re: De flood.

Post by The Ginga NinjRx8 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:19 am

Thanks peeps I used d deflood guide on Essex rotary site I ended up needing to charge my battery as I think it was a bit down on power so we'll be giving it a go tonight
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Re: De flood.

Post by Delanor » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:53 am

If you are trying to start after a flood with a discharged or weak battery you are only exasperating the situation, you will be going round in circles as constantly turning it over without actually starting is just pumping more petrol in aside from the bore wash which is removing any protective oil film.

If you haven`t got a top spec` healthy battery, coils & plugs then you need them.

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Re: De flood.

Post by The Ginga NinjRx8 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:19 pm

Ok so I have just finally done my first successful de Flood I am currently taking it for a run to clear out but can anyone help me to get rid of the traction control light and sorry for the dumb description the little red that looks like a cable car with Windows lol
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Re: De flood.

Post by Nickp47 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:44 pm

Traction Control light should go out once you re-start the car after a drive, the 'cable car' light sounds like the coolant level sensor which is a very common thing, options being replace the coolant tank or disconnect the sensor.

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Re: De flood.

Post by The Ginga NinjRx8 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:47 pm

Thank you very much once I stop the car after the run I will see what happens

I thought I had the coolant one disconnected already but will check
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Re: De flood.

Post by Ainmhidh » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:09 pm

Assuming you have a tank full of coolant of course... ;-)
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Post by The Ginga NinjRx8 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:14 pm

Last time I checked
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Re: De flood.

Post by Shagrington » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:42 pm

The coolant warning light - we all get that, or will get it. Most unplug the sensor and just check the coolant level visually regularly (I do that but left it plugged in - I just ignore the light).
You may need to turn the steering full lock to the right then all the way back to the left to clear the traction control lights.
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Re: De flood.

Post by The Ginga NinjRx8 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:14 am

Traction light is gone only the coolant one is left. Cars running good and turning on first time now. Just to sort the coolant light
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