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Old 11-25-2007, 06:02 PM   #11
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the white is from an extinguisher right?
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the white is from an extinguisher right?
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white dust is fire extuingisher muck (will that cause any problems?)
Also...is that the stock FPR? Doesn't look like the one that was on my 98. Mine wasn't gold.
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i have a skimming problem. i need to read more. thanks wj
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engine cranks (pulling on the accessory belt), electrical system ok (wiring)

if it turns out just my starter was bad and i flooded the engine and blew off the intake, i think i'll punch myself in the face
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engine cranks (pulling on the accessory belt), electrical system ok (wiring)

if it turns out just my starter was bad and i flooded the engine and blew off the intake, i think i'll punch myself in the face
but if the eng cranks, then the starter is good.

is that correct, the eng cranks, it just doesnt fire, or didnt, should i say.
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Good pictures Kevin.

Wow the supply side fuel line was melted, I am surprised they were able to put out the fire.
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engine cranks (pulling on the accessory belt), electrical system ok (wiring)

if it turns out just my starter was bad and i flooded the engine and blew off the intake, i think i'll punch myself in the face
but if the eng cranks, then the starter is good.

is that correct, the eng cranks, it just doesnt fire, or didnt, should i say.
errr... didn't use the starter, i think i used the wrong word

the engine 'turns over' meaning all the mechanical bits are working, i turned it over manually by pulling on the accessory belt

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Wow the supply side fuel line was melted, I am surprised they were able to put out the fire.
i emptied an entire extinguisher on it, im surprised none of the wiring harness burnt up, even the plug wires were ok


EDIT: so can anyone guess as to how salvageable this is? will a new UIM, new lines make the motor run again? is the extinguisher dust going to mess with anything (if so, how do i remove it)?
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bump: how do i remove dust/will it be a problem?

what do i need to replace (should replace) to get it running again?

please.
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Replace all the melted ,burnt, or broken parts. clean up dust with compressed air or pressure washer AFTER you get your engine sealed back up.
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I'd vacuum up the extinguisher dust as best I could from the intake area and from the alternator. I'd also open up the wiring looms in the immediate area and look for melted wire insulation.

You'll need this stuff at least:

UIM (the obvious) and associated gaskets
PCV
FPR
Vacuum lines
The round thing pointing near the camara in the first pic will at least need a new oring if the whole fitting itself isn't cracked
Fuel line with quick-connect to replace the melted one that went to the rear port on the rail
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