MarkJ Posted August 13, 2020 Share Posted August 13, 2020 horror of horrors my car let me down tonight for only the third time in 11 years :( I had parked on a fairly steep hill and we got hit by 2hrs+ of torrential monsoon style rain this afternoon. I think a lot of water must have got in through the rear grill on the ducktail lid. There was no standing water in the engine bay but plenty of moisture/drips even 2-3hrs afterwards, and even the air filter foam felt damp to the touch. Anyway the car fired up initially but then kept conking out even if I gave it some steady pedal. This went on for a dogs age, catching then petering out. Eventually it wouldn't fire at all and I was getting the odd whiff of petrol so wondering if it was flooding? (Can an injection car flood ?) My car also has Motec just to complicate things. After a good hour of trying every 5-10 mins the inevitable battery slumped. So I had to abandon it overnight (secure carpark thankfully) with plans to return in the morning and re-try armed with some jump leads and hopefully it can dry out unless it pours down again overnight. Is it likely to be just water ingress? Any part of the engine bay likely suspect for water getting into it? Also hill was quite steep and both my IB and the CR have never liked being left on this hill, often stuttering a bit on fire up at end of day. Car was nose up the hill, could it be fuel starvation/over fuel through gravity combined with the water ingress? Don't even know if that is an issue, just asking. Any help/advice appreciated. I probably wont sleep tonight now! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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