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1994 Honda Civic del Sol Question: Rough cold start ( not cold weather - cold engine )



, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Gainesville, FL, June 23, 2011, 01:24

I live in Florida. Very humid. Car has 150,000 miles on it. Once the vehicle has been sitting over night or a few hours it cranks for a long period of time. Once the engine turns over it sputters and I smell raw gasoline, some smoke. I have to keep pressure on the accelerator to keep the car running or it dies. Once the engine "clears" it runs fine, shifts smoothly, idles steady. The car has had a recent tune-up: new spark plug wires / plugs, oil change, new distributor.

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    June 27, 2011, 13:00

    If you smell raw fuel from the exhaust, I'd suspect that you have one or more leaking fuel injectors allowing fuel to flood the cylinders and wet the plugs.
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