Got it. I thought the distributor was related to the current problem. You may have a second problem if the distributor isn't timed right. That can be hard to do when you also have a second problem.
The fuel line still has kerosene in it. On older cars there was a return line to the gas tank and fuel constantly flowed in a loop to the engine and back to the tank, with just a little being tapped off to go into the engine. With those systems fresh gas would reach the injectors within less than a minute. Most newer cars are going to "returnless" systems with the pressure regulator inside the gas tank and no second line from the engine to the tank. On those you have to run all the gas out of the line to get rid of the kerosene. The line holds enough gas to go perhaps a mile or two at most, and by that time fresh gas will be up to the injectors.
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 AT 4:16 AM