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      02-04-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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Drives: 2013 335i xDrive Sedan
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Location: Regina, SK, CAN

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Originally Posted by Ethanderall View Post
You cannot flood a carb engine simply by holding the throttle open and cranking the starter. Carb engine's only flood due to incorrect setting of the metering needle or by the buffon behind the wheel stomping up and down on the accelerator pedal, actuating the accelerator pump in the carb, causing excess fuel to be delivered.

As EFI systems do not have an accelerator pump as such, you can't flood the engine unless there's something radically wrong with it.
Actually you can flood a EFI car especially in the cold. I assume it doesn't get very cold in AU. In fact my wife's Nissan flooded the other day when it was -32 C and her X-Trail was outside for a couple of days.

On an EFI car, holding the pedal all the way down tells the ECU to not run the injectors at all to help with a flooded engine.