My high compression 4.2 was running very nicely before it sat for 2 months while I replaced the water pump and swapped over to the T5.
1 - The first issue is when I hit the starter. I used to hit the starter and crack the throttle, and it would start right up. I never use the AED.
Now, to get it to start I have to turn the starter with throttle closed, and every time it backfires out of the AED. I can see the puff of gas / smoke blast straight up from between the carbs (hood open). Once it does that it usually starts. After a minute or two giving it some revs it’ll idle nicely. The pump stops clicking and the floats dont over flow, and the mixture is good (I have O2 sensors). Is my AED flooding or is something stuck?
2 - My PCV hose is connected to my intake forward of the carbs. Before, it might have a teeny bit of oil in there but nothing remarkable. I never noticed much coming out of that hose, tho honestly I never investigated it much. I’ve now noticed that with the hose disconnected there’s visible puffing. Not a huge amount but consistent puffs coming out of the hose, and noticeable oil / fuel on the fitting. What possible could cause such a change in blowby from just sitting for 2 months? I turned the engine periodically too, it wasn’t completely still. Could something else be causing this, or did I lose some compression? Or is a bit of puffing from the hose normal?