: 5 Second Start Delay?
10-05-2006, 11:47 AM
Has anyone ever heard of a 5 second start delay on the SVTF?
I took my car in to the service department, because this is the second time that i try to start the car and it doesn't turn on causing the engine to flood. Well the first time I took it in, they told me that the plug wires were bad so they changed them. Now they're telling me that the SVTF has a 5 second start delay, and if you press the gas when you try to start it it will cause it to flood and not start.
I was wondering if this is true, and if this happens often.
Never heard that before myself, but one other thing, why are you pusing the gas pedal to start the car? You don't have to do that on fuel injected cars....... only the old carb'd ones.
That could be the reason your flooding the car right there.
10-05-2006, 11:53 AM
I didnt press the gas to turn it on, just turned the key.
But thats what they told me caused it.
Now they're telling me that the SVTF has a 5 second start delay
^^^ Come again?! [eek] [?|]
That's a crock of "you know what".
I'd try another Dealer.
Preferably one that doesn't have their head up their butt.
10-05-2006, 12:06 PM
Thats what i thought too. See my warranty is due to expire the 18th of this month. I think they're telling me this crap so that they don't have to fix it until the warranty expires.
10-05-2006, 12:15 PM
there is no start delay. if you put your foot all the way to the floor though, it will actually turn OFF the injectors, so you won't be putting any fuel into the engine. if you do flood the engine, you can use that method to clear it out
10-05-2006, 12:20 PM
So if I push the gas pedal all the way down it shuts down the injectors?
10-05-2006, 12:31 PM
yep, that's a feature that many fuel injected cars have
10-05-2006, 12:48 PM
thanks for the tip, bro.
Now as far as the vehicle not turning on, the guy who towed the car to the dealership, told me that the zx3 has a lot of problems whith ignition and that he pics up many of them for that problem every week. Is this the same case with the SVTF? Because like i said on the first post, the first time it did this same thing, they changed the plug wires.
^^^The "ignition problem" he's referring to most likely deals with the notorious "key won't turn in the ignition" syndrome:
I don't believe I've ever heard of that happening on the SVT though.
10-06-2006, 10:43 AM
I picked up my car yesterday and asked why the car wasn't starting, and they said that the tech said that because its a performance vehicle it has a 5 second start delay. He also said that when the car got there he tried turning it on and it turned on right away.
I still think its crap but the car is running whithout them doing anything to it.
thank you everyone for your help with the subject.
10-06-2006, 01:47 PM
The only thing he is might be trying to compensate for is the fuel pump pressurizing the line. That is the only 5 sec you might need and only then if you have a leak that would depressurize your fuel line.
So like everyone else. That is a load of $#!@.
10-12-2006, 08:05 AM
The "5 Second Start Delay" stikes again.
Two days after I get the car out of the shop, the turn the key and dont start, happens again.
I let the car rest for a little so it doesn't flood. Then I put the gas pedal all the way in to turn off the injectors and the car turns on, but as it turns on it starts puttering. I figured it was just burning off excess fuel that might have started to flood the engine, and then the engine stops puttering and is now idleing normal. Well as I'm pulling out of the parking lot, the check engine light comes on.
I really hope that this doesn't happen anymore. I'm going to try another Service Center this weekend to see if they can tell me something other that some crap 5 Second Start Delay.