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Like title says today i went to pull my xx out of my storage building to install my new bumper and she wont start :( On first attempt i got a little backfire and then not much else afterwards... Being snorkeled she has seen some water so i am leaning towards maybe a fouled plug?? Was gettin dark and the plug bein a pain i decided to wait til tmrw to pull it. Hopefully thats it but if not any other ideas?

Side note- went ahead and bolted on the prm desert ii bumper i got and it looks great!
 

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after it had been swimming, how did u clean/dry it? caus if u have corrosion in any of your contacts may they be plug, coil, ecu, or even your injectors it could cause dramas
 

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or if it sat up the fuel may be bad, todays fuel with the 10% ethanol only lasts about 2 months until the ethanol starts sludging.may need to drain the tank, put fresh fuel and a bottle of seafoam in it.
 

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Just another idea, battery dead? Lights and everything work?
 

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Check the ECM connector ,Under the headlights. There is no seal as such to keep water or dust out and another member had the same problem awhile back.
 

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Thank you guys for all the input.. The problem was indeed the spark plug. Whew..... Misserable all day at wrk worrying
 

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Good deal.:xx:
 

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is ur gas on?... or if u use gas with ethanol u prolly have water in ur tank.... i pay the extra 15c to get ethanol free gas at out local gas station so i wont run into this problem. and its better for ur engine.
 

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is ur gas on?... or if u use gas with ethanol u prolly have water in ur tank.... i pay the extra 15c to get ethanol free gas at out local gas station so i wont run into this problem. and its better for ur engine.
He said it was the spark plug.
 

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opps didnt read that... also ethanol srews spark plugs perty damn quick.. my xx has the stock plug and 350 hr on it.... my recons lasted 6 yrs till i put ethanol fuel in it
 

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opps didnt read that... also ethanol srews spark plugs perty damn quick.. my xx has the stock plug and 350 hr on it.... my recons lasted 6 yrs till i put ethanol fuel in it
I've never heard of Ethanol fouling plugs.
 

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ethanol actually runs cleaner, it doesnt foul plugs, it just goes bad quicker and eats rubber hoses and linings, most 2007-newer vehicles have upgraded fuel lines, idk about atvs. it also doesnt eat steel or ceramic
 

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well ik it messed up the engine on our boat here and in puerto rico...and it attrackts water like a magnit.. and it messes with carbed engines
 

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BTW, use iridium plugs as they last longer than the resistor ones.
 

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well ik it messed up the engine on our boat here and in puerto rico...and it attrackts water like a magnit.. and it messes with carbed engines
Yes, it is hell on carbs! It tries to turn back into corn syrup over the winter. We are just starting to get a few gas stations back in my area that sell gas with no ethanol.
 

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I was told if you have un treated fuel over 45 days, to throw it out.
 

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I was told if you have un treated fuel over 45 days, to throw it out.
I was told as little as 30 days it can go bad. Suck balls. Cost has gone was up while quality gone down along with fuel milage.
 
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