One thing you could try is to hold the throttle wide open while cranking. Most cars have a feature that turns off the fuel injectors when you do it. Works good when you have a probability of a flooded engine. Looking at the video, I'd bet you might get more response if you did it.
Oh noooooooo... I'm catching a cold!!!! I can't go over and reset the timing the caddy tonight. I don't feel well at all. ;______; I'm going to try to talk my sales manager into letting me trade working tonight for leaving early tomorrow so I can go work on the Caddy.
I think in trying to get the caddy up and running in such a short amount of time, I've overworked myself. @__@
Anybody got any miracle cures?! I need to get this Caddy running!
Actually it should start normally once you get it timed right. Probably save that trick for when its flooded.
Any luck with the progress?
1. Set the #1 cylinder to TDC first trying the finger method (but that was difficult), and then we used a screwdriver, and that finally worked well.
2. Took off the distributor cap and saw that the rotor was two positions off, so we pulled the distributor base out, put the rotor where it's supposed to be (#1), and put it back in.
The temperature dropped really quickly last night and fog rolled in, so we just put everything back together, and we're going to go back today to try to fire it up.
I've been living off dayquil (and nyquil at night) trying to survive these last few days working on my Caddy with this cold.
Omg the caddy ____almost____ started!!!
Last edited by nebulosity; 07-28-13 at 07:33 AM.
Yeah! I was rooting for you the whole way and when it started I nearly fell off the chair clapping! Woo Hoo! You did it! Good job! Did you run it around the neighborhood?
You had me on the edge of my seat leaning forward! More suspenseful that an episode of Dexter!
Way to go!!!!
Awesme way cool....cant wait to get mine started next. Congrats, enjoy cruisin that beauty
Haven't yet timed it with the timing light, but it's running pretty well so far!
CHECK IT OUT!! Driving my car for the first time in about TEN YEARS!!!
Looking good. Did you change the oil? You get an even better idea of how big it is when you're driving it and you realize there is 7 feet of car in front of you.
Why does it sound like it has a knock?