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01-11-2013 10:58 AM
ptpdub
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Originally Posted by amc49 View Post
Problem will not go away, only get worse. You should have gone in with virtually no fuel in tank, that does it every time, putting gas in is a mistake. Full tank masks the problem but eventually it will do it even with full tank and not restart meaning tow charge.
yup, no tow charge for me (red neck town, everyone has a truck and a rope and the cops do not care) but I am watching it very close.
01-11-2013 10:56 AM
ptpdub
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Originally Posted by BC_ZX3 View Post
Or just keep make turns in big, slow sweeping arcs. Shouldn't be too hard in the plains of Manitoba....
you aint kidding
01-10-2013 12:44 PM
amc49 Problem will not go away, only get worse. You should have gone in with virtually no fuel in tank, that does it every time, putting gas in is a mistake. Full tank masks the problem but eventually it will do it even with full tank and not restart meaning tow charge.
01-09-2013 11:48 PM
BC_ZX3 Or just keep make turns in big, slow sweeping arcs. Shouldn't be too hard in the plains of Manitoba....
01-09-2013 11:36 PM
ptpdub well, took it to the shop that installed the fuel pump and they called me and said they couldn't get the car to react like I had described. I went over to the shop and drove the car myself with the mechanic in it. yup, you guessed it. the car fixed its self. no more problems. grr, I hate that. I feel like I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I have put 50 miles on it since and no issues. guess I will drive it until it cacks. grrrr
01-06-2013 08:41 PM
ptpdub
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Fuel pump, even if just changed. Somebody screwed up. The right hand turn describes it perfectly and nothing else on car will act like that.

The pump is a module, in short, a cup that holds maybe close to a quart of fuel right around the pump inlet to let car stay running when fuel is sloshing around everywhere but the correct spot as fuel runs low in tank. The pump refills the cup on the run as part of the output is bypassed, when pump efficiency drops off after it cannot pull in fuel fast enough because filter is clogged, then the cup itself starts running dry, it just happens to show up turning right first. Eventually it will get worse and worse, to finally stalling with no re-startup after simply turning right slowly out into street from say parking lot.

Modern in tank fuel pumps work great but burn up quickly if they are allowed to run dry intermittently like when tank fuel level gets low. The cure was to put pump in a module that very rarely runs dry if working as designed. The reason why now all owner's manuals stress to never run out of fuel, it can damage the pump, they are fuel cooled. Running ethanol in fuel made for many new problems though, it carries garbage that commonly clogs in-tank filters, especially on earlier models of these.


sigh. fuel pump time again. thank you so much for your expertise.
01-06-2013 08:31 PM
amc49 Fuel pump, even if just changed. Somebody screwed up. The right hand turn describes it perfectly and nothing else on car will act like that.

The pump is a module, in short, a cup that holds maybe close to a quart of fuel right around the pump inlet to let car stay running when fuel is sloshing around everywhere but the correct spot as fuel runs low in tank. The pump refills the cup on the run as part of the output is bypassed, when pump efficiency drops off after it cannot pull in fuel fast enough because filter is clogged, then the cup itself starts running dry, it just happens to show up turning right first. Eventually it will get worse and worse, to finally stalling with no re-startup after simply turning right slowly out into street from say parking lot.

Modern in tank fuel pumps work great but burn up quickly if they are allowed to run dry intermittently like when tank fuel level gets low. The cure was to put pump in a module that very rarely runs dry if working as designed. The reason why now all owner's manuals stress to never run out of fuel, it can damage the pump, they are fuel cooled. Running ethanol in fuel made for many new problems though, it carries garbage that commonly clogs in-tank filters, especially on earlier models of these.
01-06-2013 03:36 PM
focusmaniaczx3 i dont know know WHY it does that but i experienced those symptoms of a bad fuel pump first hand. the car would completely die in long and hard right handers and it would stutter horribly at higher revs. but otherwise it would idle and drive fine so long as you just went along like you are driving miss daisy.
01-06-2013 03:08 PM
S0C0nFused whynotthinkwhynot >> I am just curious. Why/how would a fuel pump be linked to 'cutting out on long right hand curves'. I am thinking in terms of inertia and time. Is the fuel running away from the pump? Why is that in issue with the pump? Can you explain what is happening?
Thanks!!
01-06-2013 01:26 PM
ptpdub If it is bypassed, there is a chance that the fuel pump will continue to run after an accident, and if the fuel line is broken fuel will be pumped out at 60 gpm and could catch fire or explode.[/QUOTE]



yea, that would be bad. ok I will try this. I paid someone to put in the fuel pump. I can go back to them and get it looked at. thanks for the information.
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