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Old 11-21-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Just a fluke or has anyone seen this before?

Got in my 2011 GT last night and when I tried to start it I left up on the clutch just enough to break the safety swirch before the engine actually started. I think I continued to hold the key in the start position and then pushed the clutch down. The engine did start but was running very rough. I revved it up a bit think that it would start running normally but no it continued to miss as if it was running very rich. I left off the throttle and the engine died. I paused a moment and restarted it and started immediately and idled normally. The garage was filled with whitish blue smoke so after I pulled out I walked back inside and it sure smelled as if it had be running rich. I have not been able to reproduce this condition by repeating this inadvertent starting technique. Has anyone else experience this? I'm not going to make a habit of stating the car in this manner I'm just curious what would have caused this condition. It seems like I somehow confused the engine control module.
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Re: Just a fluke or has anyone seen this before?

sounds like it was running really rich, like a sensor was not being read right (like the maf or IAT sensor to that determines how much gas to use).

Keep an eye on it and if it does it again see if there is something you are doing to make it happen. Its going to be one of those things the dealership wont mess with unless there is a TSB, recall, or they can reproduce it.
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Re: Just a fluke or has anyone seen this before?

I would think that you were seeing the effect(s) of "unburned" gasoline, and even some that dumped itself into the cylinder(s), when the normal sequence was accidentally "flubbed"-especially given the "smoke".. All new cars/motorcycles run rich, from the factory(s)-that has been my experience. The manufacturers have to 'get cars past the EPA and other Federal regulations'-and set them up that way, for compliance. Start it normally-if something happens again(in a similar fashion?)-take it in.
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