My wife owns a 2000 323CI. This past Saturday her car would not start. It started for a brief moment at first, then died. From then on it would turn over but not start. It sat until Monday waiting for a tow to the dealer. It still would not start on Monday.
The service department told her that the engine was flooded. How this happens on a fuel injected engine puzzles me. She does NOT press the accelerator pedal when starting.
Can someone tell me how this happens and what can be done to alleviate if it happens again? The service department said (I didn't talk to them) that they drained something and the car has been fine since yesterday. If it is as simple as draining the fuel rails or something similar, I can do that myself?
2000 323CI (wife), 2004 MINI Cooper S (mine)