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Old 11-07-2013, 05:01 PM
Kappy21 Kappy21 is offline
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A flooded engine has a smell that could seem like spray paint. If you started the car cold and then drove it for a few seconds and shut it off, especially if you stepped on the gas pedal while you were starting it, you could have flooded the motor and fouled the spark plugs. If that's the case, you will need new plugs to get it going. It's always a good idea to let a car run for a few minutes after a cold start before shutting it down to burn off excess fuel which is injected to help with cold starting.

I'm not sure what you meant by the oil being dry. If you mean that you pulled out the dipstick and there was no oil on it, you might have problems more serious than fouled spark plugs.
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