Originally Posted by Caduceus
Can you flood the engine with a fuel injected engine? My old Datsun used to be finicky, but we're talking 1970s techno...
Absolutely. When you turn the key to start on a cold engine, the fuel injectors "batch fire"- they all fire at once until the ECU reads that the RPM is >400, then they fire sequentially depending on which cylinder is next firing-order wise. In cold climates, trying to start an engine that has sat all day/overnight and letting the key go before it actually catches will flood it nearly every time.
To clear a flooded engine on a fuel injected vehicle, only hold the throttle open halfway, not to the floor like a carburator.