As of May 31, 2023, we have updated our Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [fuel-system]

Fuel system covers the components of a car responsible for fuel delivery; tanks, pumps, filters, pipes. Questions on carburettors and injection systems have individual tags

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2 votes
1 answer
27 views

Ariens 911016 mower fuel intake problems

Started up mower this season after sitting all winter with fuel in the tank. Engine will start up for a few seconds very robustly and then sputter out. It was running last season, not perfectly but no ...
Nick Cherry's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
56 views

Kubota Z402 Plumbing Issues

I am currently restoring a Kubota Z402 engine (used in an Aixam 500SL) that has been treated quite badly. While I have been making some progress I am struggling with the plumbing of the engine. One of ...
Yanick Salzmann's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
48 views

Fuel line connector disconnected while driving

Car: clio 1.2 43kw, 2000, d7f engine, 8v Car was difficult to start and while driving it lost power. I parked it in the city. The fuel line connector to the fuel injector rail disconnected and the ...
Alex J.'s user avatar
  • 151
0 votes
1 answer
113 views

Motercycle won't start after spraying WD40 in fuel line

I own a 2011 Honda CBR 250r MC41 which was sitting idle for a couple of weeks, if started flawlessly except it won't idle at 1.5K and died after a few seconds. So, I tightened loose air box hose clamp ...
Caesar's user avatar
  • 1
4 votes
1 answer
469 views

Why does the fuel pump buzzing sound go away after a couple of seconds?

In every fuel injected car that i drove that had electric fuel pump, i always hear the fuel pump buzzing sound after turning the ignition on however after a couple of seconds the buzzing sound goes ...
Timothy Scherer's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
50 views

What are ways to prove this?

Bad gas? What would I look for? Specifically, what are ways to tell if it was bad gas that killed an engine, cylinder, cat? Whether it be poor quality fuel (diluted, water or other), or even, Improper ...
Mr. Hyde's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
37 views

2008 Yamaha Zuma won’t start

Will not turn over unless I cover the air intake on the carb with my hand. Fuel gets sucked in and it runs until there is no more fuel. It’s not getting fuel by itself.
Greg's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
29 views

2001 Honda Accord Fuel Line Parts

I'm replacing my leaky, rusty fuel line on my 2001 Honda Accord LX. I'll be using 5/16" copper nickel tubing. I'm looking for fittings to attach to the OEM rear quick connect supply and return ...
user3080392's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
82 views

Starting a vehicle that has been sitting for 2-3 years: Gasoline/Petrol/Fuel

What to do about the fuel (gasoline/petrol) in a 2010 Toyota Prius that has been sitting unused for 2-3 years before attempting ignition? I found this related QA and one answer mentioned using SeaFoam....
RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
678 views

Does electric fuel pumps run at constant or variable speed?

In websites I have seen that fuel pumps have a pressure range of say 30-95 psi. Why do they give a range of pressure? I had read that these pressure values refer to the unobstructed flow pressure ...
Abhishek P G's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
61 views

Where is fuel line location under the hood? ( Closest one to the engine ) ( BMW 118d 2004 1.9 Diesel )

BMW 118d 2004, 1.9 Diesel Hi everyone, I have one question coming from the very specific situation that happened. Couple of days ago I went to gas station and guy that works there accidentally put 20 ...
Sergej Zivkovic's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
42 views

Replace Old fuel filter or Fuel Pump | Dilemma

The mechanic today diagnosed my car rail pressure with roughly around 15 psi (1.5 bars) and it should be around 30-40 psi (2.5-3 bars). He told me that it could be fuel regulator, fuel pump or fuel ...
user74015's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
48 views

What is the name of the component which looks like fuel tank pickup in Hyundai i20 diesel?

The vehicle in question is a 2016 Hyundai Elite i20 Diesel launched in India. For a petrol engine this would be the fuel pump assembly, but I couldn't find the name for the same part in diesel model. ...
mad_greasemonkey's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
64 views

2021 4Runner broken into. Person left a multi tool and an easy flo spout inside. Vandalism or theft?

My 2021 4Runner was broken into. The rear window was all smashed and the person left an easy flo spout accessory and a bike multi-tool inside My initial suspicion was gas theft but when I read more ...
PuppyHeadedNinja's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
41 views

Fuel/gasoline smell under car. Normal or problem?

Is there any normal process or function which could result in some fuel / gasoline smell under the vehicle? Or does this necessarily indicate an issue? On a 2009 Toyota Venza, I got some whiffs of ...
adatum's user avatar
  • 253
0 votes
1 answer
40 views

Why would a properly sealed fuel tank help with cold starting?

Weird question I know. For a long while my Mk1 Golf had trouble cold-starting. It would cough a few times but not catch until maybe the 6th attempt. Over the years I tried a number of thing to try and ...
MeltingDog's user avatar
  • 3,664
0 votes
1 answer
54 views

White outdoor riding mower wont start

Mower was running let sit for 2 months so I drained the gas took bowls off carbs cleaned everything .still won't start unless I spray carbs acts like not getting gas
Tom's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
70 views

Audi 100 C3 engine stops mid drive

I have an Audi 100 C3 from 1985 (66kw). It has a carburetor, which is tuned automatically. On random occasion engine stops working mid-drive. This usually happens 2-3 minutes into the drive- engine ...
Kaarel Allemann's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
69 views

Car jerks when low on fuel during acceleration and turning but then runs ok

I found a weird problem with my BMW E90. Recently when the fuel was low the car jerks when accelerating from start position and when the car is running it runs fine. Also yesterday while at the ...
BiologyEnthusiast's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
390 views

Can I make my own fuel pump gasket?

The gasket around the in-tank fuel pump on my car disintegrated and is leaking. I can't seem to find a new replacement anywhere. Could I just cut my own out of a piece of rubber or cork?
MeltingDog's user avatar
  • 3,664
3 votes
1 answer
66 views

RPM fluctuating at specific speed

RPMs start to fluctuate (more like large drop and back to 700 RPM and again drop and back to 700 and so on, but overshoot is not so evident) when coming to a stop only in window between 35-50 km/h and ...
spaceman's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
63 views

Why doesn't my engine rev up when closing choke valve?

So I just installed a manual choke cable on my Mustang 1967 (Holley carb 4 bbl), and upon startup I pull the choke and see the valve close but the engine does not rev up at all. I go as much as to ...
Omar Khoali's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
100 views

How to measure engine's fuel consumption?

I know this question might not be new, but I am still asking this question as I haven't yet got any satisfactory answer to this. I have done quite a research on this topic and will sum up it here: To ...
Jignesh M. Khatri's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
116 views

2007 VW Rabbit seems starved for fuel after sitting, but then work perfectly once started

I have a 2007 VW Rabbit that has had starting issues. A few thousand miles back, it would not start, and I changed the plugs, ignition coils, fuel injectors, air filter, and fuel filter. It then ...
David's user avatar
  • 151
1 vote
1 answer
55 views

Driving with old fuel?

I haven't used my car in a while. The last time I refueled was back in December. I've used it a couple of times but nothing very significant, so I have over 30% of a tank left. Yesterday I drove it &...
hjf's user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
0 answers
165 views

Carburetor not drawing fuel from tank

So the title is kind of generic, but I am facing a bit of a weird situation. I am going to explain it first, but I also have some pictures at the end that might help. I have bought a cheap 2 stroke ...
Yanick Salzmann's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
598 views

Do you need to bleed the fuel system after a filter change?

I put a new fuel filter on my car (2002 Citroen Saxo, 1.1 petrol engine) yesterday - pretty simple, just unclipping the lines from the old one and putting the new one in the same place. It's located ...
george7378's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
81 views

My car engine turns off while driving

I have Tata Tiago 2017. I am facing a problem specially in summer. When I drive more than 100 km car engine automatically turn off after 1-2 hickups. If you try to start again it works but again after ...
Sinchan's user avatar
  • 11
3 votes
1 answer
104 views

Briggs and Stratton Stalls after Sea Foam Treatment

I have an older 2cyl 16hp Briggs and Stratton engine on my old garden tractor. I inherited it with my property purchase, so I have no idea how it's been maintained. I put new gas in and changed the ...
Brian's user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
2 answers
346 views

What would cause multiple frequent fuel pump failures?

1986 Ford F-150 with a brand new fuel tank and fuel lines has gone through 4 mechanical fuel pumps in a couple of months. I put a sock on the pickup tube (was originally missing), an extra fuel filter ...
Troy's user avatar
  • 390
13 votes
6 answers
8k views

Ford Focus hard to start after fueling

I own a 2014 Ford Focus, with a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. A few years ago, it developed a rather interesting issue. After I put gas in the tank, it gets hard to start, and is hard to keep ...
HiddenWindshield's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
33 views

My fuel gauge is not reading my fuel level accurately

1998 suburban c1500 replaced fuel gauge with a known working gauge, installed a new fuel pump assembly. when you turn the key on the gauge jumps like normal and truck runs great what can i check next?
DAVID BALL's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
41 views

Erratic running with smell of gasoline, then dies

Spits sputter smell of gasoline when it happened and then dies. Restart car and does same. Check engine light is on now. 2013 Ford Fusion Turbo SE 2.0L Ecoboost 76,000 miles. While idle it starts to ...
Lance Firkins's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
30 views

Quirky starting

I'm the one who asked the question Monday about gas fuel pump situation. Well fast forward to today 3 days later. Car starts sometimes other times dead.not even a click. Last night started right up . ...
Badluck's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
0 answers
39 views

Engine modifications when using waste vegetable oil

I'd like to ask what engine modifications is needed for converting a car from B7 diesel to used vegetable oil (uvo) ? I have an old BMW from 2013 and has bought filters to externally clean the uvo ...
FronHambTu's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
256 views

Corolla EVAP Canister Location

i’ve recently have problems with filling up my fuel tank because the pump keep shutting off early. Most youtube videos point to the evap charcoal canister to see if it’s clogged up. But I can’t see ...
Kane Banh's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
153 views

Hard Starting when Warm

I have a 2001 Ford Explorer, 4.0L V6 and It likes to hard start after running. If I start it up in the morning it has no problems if it sits for 3-4 hours when its cold outside it starts up no problem....
xDGmz's user avatar
  • 13
1 vote
1 answer
54 views

Mercedes S205 sometimes I smell fuel

In my Mercedes C180 T sometimes I smell fuel. I can reproduce it with the following steps: when the engine is stopped after a route and become cold first time when I open trunk door or only I press ...
Dániel Kis's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
110 views

How to arrive to an instantaneous estimation of fuel consumption using OBD2 ELM327 parameters [closed]

Problem details Hi my friends, i'm working on a project in vehicles field, and i want to make a system to estimate number of fuel litters consumed in each second or any time unit, using the OBD2 ...
ABID Dhiya's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
188 views

Fuel Pressure Build-up Question - Honda CRV 2005 as reference

I'm troubleshooting my 2005 CRV - not starting. I had replaced the fuel sending unit as it was dead. The new one spun up and I put the fuel pump assembly back in. I understand the pressure should be ...
HDer's user avatar
  • 133
1 vote
0 answers
256 views

2005 Suzuki katana 600 carburetors not delivering fuel

I have a 2005 katana that was given to me I cleaned the carbs and it ran ok. I was riding it for a few weeks then overshot a corner and crashed, the damage wasn’t too bad scratched some plastics and ...
Nicholas's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
48 views

old American car started stalling on idle after long maintenance in a shop. What could be the causes?

Early 90s Buick, car has not stalled in a long time. After extensive maintenance which fixed injection issues, suddenly acquired distinct stalling on idle behavior. Starts ok in traffic, but still ...
access_granted's user avatar
6 votes
4 answers
3k views

Engine start is OK but dies when applying throttle

Triumph Tiger 900 (1994) The engine starts fine and idles with choke. When I reduce choke and try throttle it just dies. Regardless of choke position, when I throttle, the engine dies. Thus, I cannot ...
Hpoonis's user avatar
  • 61
1 vote
2 answers
259 views

Help diagnosing an O2 code - running rich, bad sensor or bad cat?

I've been (increasingly frequently) occasionally getting an O2 high voltage code for Bank 1, sensor 2 on my vehicle - P0138 (2009 toyota matrix, 1.8L). The code would often resolve itself within a ...
Brydon Gibson's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
129 views

'16 Mazda CX-5 failing HC-PPM emissions test?

I have a 2016 mazda cx-5 with 25K miles that has to go through a yearly inspection. The vehicle's in good shape, plus I take it the mazda dealer for maintenance. I took it to the the inspection center ...
rbhat's user avatar
  • 383
1 vote
2 answers
98 views

Fuel Filter Bypass Valve Opening Pressure Differences

What is the consequence of using a fuel filter with a higher-spec'd bypass valve opening pressure ? Currently have a UFI ‎31.833.00 / 6Q0201051C on my 2008 City Golf - rated at 4.0 bar. Considering a ...
robut's user avatar
  • 145
0 votes
0 answers
483 views

Opel Corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 Fuel Delivery Problem

I have an opel corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 model. I serviced my car recently and after I serviced the car it wouldn't start. It turned over but it wouldn't start. I primed the diesel filter by pouring ...
Nicolas Stephenson's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
486 views

Does 2002 Ford Escape have a fuel pressure sensor?

I've watched some videos and on their engines the fuel pressure sensor is at the end of the fuel rail close to the coolant reservoir and AC ports. My engine looks identical but I have no sensor there. ...
user875234's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
223 views

Bajaj pulsar RS200 shuts off while trying to slow down or stop the vehicle

I have been a owner of pulsar RS200; ODO- 24,650, idling RPM-1.5, never touched FI system for servicing, just gone a round trip of about 400kms, by start of the ride filled tank, while returning while ...
Rinais's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
120 views

Why does my mechanic suggest me to press the clutch when spark plugs tend to flood?

I'm quite a novice when it comes to mechanics of a car. I had a problem recently in my car where it wouldn't start. The mechanic explained that the plugs are flooding and maintenance is needed (a ...
S. Rotos's user avatar
  • 157

1
2 3 4 5
14