This is fairly basic and most of you will know this but for newbies like me (and newbies searching the topic) I'll recount my discovery today of how to fix a flooded engine. First - how my engine flooded: For whatever reason my car needs to idle at about 1000rpm to avoid the revs dropping too low to zero and motor stopping when you take foot of the accelerator and go into neutral (from high rpm) sort of like the inertia of dropping revs keeps going below idle speed and hits 0 (I know dropping revs doesn't have inertia just what it looks like the needle is doing). Maybe someone can explain that. Note that replacing ECU and idle control valve and TPS has not changed this (I didn't change them to fix this but for other reasons but it hasn't fixed it anyway). Anyway my recent tune at the mechanics had idle reset to 750 rpm which sounds about right for a normal 300ZX (but not mine). After car warms up and been driving a while idle drops to 500rpm and that is where the occasional engine stalls occur as described above. It probably doesn't help that after my recent tune engine at start up is on the rich side (but at least it starts straight away now not after several seconds like it used to). My NRMA adventures: So for above reasons my car stalled 3 times in quick succession on way home (slow moving stop start traffic). I was observing how the revs had dropped to 500rpm at idle and thinking how I need to turn the idle screw up when I got home. But I didn't get that far. Instead I stall on busy Windsor Rd near Churchill drive and cause a major traffic jam for half an hour (traffic too busy and no where to push Z to in order to get it off the road - on hill) before NRMA tow truck finally arrive. Then wait another hour for NRMA mechanic to turn up. NRMA mechanic observed engine is flooded and determines that fuel is flowing to engine. Says he has no idea how to get to spark plugs to check spark. Basically throws up his hands and says he cannot do any more because he knows nothing about the engine. He calls tow truck again (same one) who arrives an hour later. I get tow truck to take car to my home. How I finally fixed my flooded engine: At home I look up the internet for how to un-flood a severely flooded engine (apart from wait a day). Disconnecting the fuel pump fuse and turning engine to burn off flooded fuel is suggested. I see someone has also done this for a Z. So I take fuel pump fuse out and turn engine several times with throttle fully depressed (to let max air in - no fuel is getting in). I then replace fuse and try to start car. Car starts instantly, works a charm. Fixed it without spending a cent (and NRMA guy wanted to tow me to my mechanics).