Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Canada's Rain Forest
Here's my thing with this all..
Where i work, we build Cars with Flat four engines (Air cooled Volkswagen) ranging from 1600cc to 2332cc, all (all but the 1600) have 40 or 44MM Weber IDF carbs on them with a normal `electronic conversion' ignition system on them.. You can flood those engines (and anyone that knows webers know that's not hard to do) you can crank and crank, and as long as the spark plugs aren't fouled up it will start, and work it's way up to a normal idle (clear itself)
The only times that never happen is if the plug got fouled up (fuel closing the gap) or fuel was leaking down the throat..
I would think on a car with the ignition system of a SC should be able to able to clear a fouled plug? Also the fact that the EEC should be paying attention to the AFR that it'll do something to correct this problem.. even throwing a CEL or a Code in General, which it does not during this whole time..
So either the sensor not replaced (BAP, IAT, O2's, MAF) are giving the ECU wrong info, OR the ECU itself is screwed up