Car was cutting out and mechanic told me ‘it sounds like a fuel starvation issue’. In other words he was able to get a lead from sound.

Does this work and how would I be able to based on sound identify if it’s likely a fuel starvation issue?

  • Just spend 10 years or so listening to engines that are in good or poor condition and for those in poor condition know what the faults are. – Solar Mike Nov 10 '20 at 19:25
  • Alternatively, use computer AI. There are now jet engines in service where a computer continuously monitors all the engine vibration sensors, compares any changes with a database of the previous maintenance history for the entire engine fleet, and if required sends a message to the maintenance engineers at the destination airport telling them what to check out. – alephzero Nov 10 '20 at 22:59
  • @alephzero probably out of the op’s price range, but also used on wind turbines. – Solar Mike Nov 11 '20 at 3:34
  • Maybe fuel pump and filter are clogged? – Alicia Bubar Jan 1 at 18:42

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