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Old 01-15-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Would eather ruin an maf sensor? Could it puddle in the intake manifold? there isnt any reason for this im just curious
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It'll kill your MAF sensor. Other than that, you should be okay. I wouldn't see a use for it, however. You don't have a carb, so spraying it in the intake will do nothing to help start the car and have her run on her own. All in all, it would just be a waste.


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You don't have a carb, so spraying it in the intake will do nothing to help start the car and have her run on her own. All in all, it would just be a waste.


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Err...how so?
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When you use starting fluid in a carbbed engine, that will help get the fuel flowing in the car, and thus help the car run on it'* own. With Fuel Injection, the car will start on it'* own, and any extra help will be futile, the car is not going to start any different at 1k rpm for 2 sec, than 200-300rpm for 5 seconds. I'm not saying the car won't run on the starting fluid, but it isn't going to help start your FI car.


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so it is intended to start the engine so that the mechanical fuel pump can get going good thus fueling the car. is that about right?
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Yep.


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It used to be that you would use ether in extremely cold weather because the gasoline simply wasn't volatile enough to start the car. At the very low cranking speeds, not enough air was going through the carburetor to turn the gas into the vapor that is needed to ignite in the cylinder. Without ether, you would pump the accelerator and wait for 10-15 seconds for the gas that came out of the accelerator pump to hopefully vaporize enough to be able to start the car. Using ether put an ignitible mixture into the cylinders immediately.
With fuel injection, the fuel pump is a high pressure unit that will vaporize the gas as it passes through the injectors which is why ether isn't needed.
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doesnt it do murder on the heads though?
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To a FI car? No. To a carbbed? No.

Just don't run the car off the stuff for longer than it 5 sec. After that, chances are your car isn't going to start.


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