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

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What happens when you run out of fuel?

My question is specific to diesel or gasoline (petrol) engines. Many people told me that it is very bad to run out of diesel since it can damage the engine and it's difficult to re-engage it ...
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I put E85 gasoline into my non-flex-fuel car

Yesterday I filled my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt's tank with E85 gas. I saw it was the cheapest at the pump, so I used it (bad idea). I then used a little more today (like 1.5 gallons) until I just ...
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No fuel pressure after changing fuel regulator

I own a 2001 Blazer 4.3lt 4 door 4 wheel drive. I was having a hard starting problem it would take several attempts to start before it would run. On a few occasions it would back fire through the ...
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Engine stuttering/dying and loss of accelerator

I had recently bought a 1998 Gen 3 Subaru legacy (BH5) with 190k Kms/ 118k Miles on it, for the first month it ran perfect with zero issues. Suddenly one day I started up the car as I was reversing ...
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Mazda pick up 2300,replace fuel pump,clean gas tank,replace fuel neck parts and pick up still hesitante to run [closed]

Mazda B2300 ,I replace fuel neck filler,fuel pump and clean gas tank, but
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1997 Geo Metro dies after driving for a short time. What next in diagnosing culprit

Back Story: I recently took my Geo Metro on a road trip. 2700 miles of road trip. The first 800 mile nothing happened. Then going up a hill it died, dropped from 75 mph to 55 mph then the engine ...
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My motorcycle bogs

I have a 2007 Honda shadow spirit 750. My motorcycle Boggs when I open the throttle, it idles fine. When I bought the bike the guy said the petcock was bad and that there are bigger jets installed in ...
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Motorcycle: Fuel Injection light comes on after 5 mins of riding

I've bought a brand new bike and have had it for about 2 months. Later this week I noticed that after about 5 mins of riding the Fuel Injection light comes back on. I stop the bike, turn the ignition ...
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Problem with float height on a Honda CB400T

I might have a problem with the float height on my CB400T from '78. It seems to be running rough at a constant speed, however when i accelerate it'll go away until constant speed again. It's like ...
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Any stable alternatives for Z22YH (GM Ecotec GDI engine) high pressure fuel pump?

the main problem with these pumps (part number 815049) are: 1. Expensive: about 400€ for a new one, very hard to find a working old one. 2. Membranes: the membranes used in these pumps get broken ...
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EFI fuse blows randomly.

I am beating my head in with this issue. EFI fuse blows randomly, I have found no patter. When it blow, it will keep blowing them and not start. I have to disconnect the battery first and then replace ...
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Location of Fuel Pump relay on '07 TSX

I'm having frequent hard starting issues & think the problem is the fuel pump relay. However, I have no idea where this is located, presumably under the dash somewhere. Anybody?
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2002 Ford Taurus shakes and dies at idle and has a gas smell at high speed

My mother has a 2002 Taurus that keeps giving her problems. The latest issue is it shakes very badly and dies at idle and at very slow speeds when breaking. If she gets it going up to highway speeds ...
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dying on fast acceleration + blackened spark plugs, but no problems on idle

I drive a 1990 Audi 80 b3 with 2.0-liter gasoline engine (I have no idea what the correct term is in English since it is not my native language, so please excuse me my mistakes). Today I encountered ...
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Fuel Pump Failures

I have a 2015 Hyundai Accent with 45,000kms. The tank fuel pump has failed twice and the high pressure fuel pump once. Anyone know what would cause such failures?
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2002 Citroen Saxo - Clicking / tapping noise from inlet manifold

I have a clicking / tapping noise coming from the inlet manifold on my 2002 Citroen Saxo VTR (1.6 8v) I have manually adjusted the valve clearances (see this video to hear what the engine sounded ...
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2004 Audi TT 1.8 poor MPG

I have Audi TT 1.8 04 plate My average miles is 50/60 per week. However I don’t seem to get many miles for a fuel tank. Average 210 for £60 fill up. What could be the problem ?
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Fuel Gauge Inaccurate

I recently purchased a used 2005 subaru forester (non-turbo). I initially noticed that the fuel gauge seemed to be dropping a little faster than what I would have expected based on the Km's traveled. ...
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glamour fuel injector repair

My glamour fi bike flooded and fully covered with water. after drying my bike i changed engine oil,air filter, and cleaned silencer and petrol tank. after that switch on the bike using key, then my fi ...
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5 months old Royal Enfield 350 cc stopped all of the sudden

I have 5 month old Royal Enfield 350cc with only 4600 km. My bike stopped in the middle of the highway ... fuel was leaking ... I went to the service center they told me there is an issues with fuel ...
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Why with the addition of a gy6 50to100ccbbk,44 stroker,20mm cvk carb with 33 pilot and 105 main jets does my gy6 engine still nog down?

Gy6 50 to 100cc Tao Tao atm-a1 50 scooter. I've tried: Going up and down on jet sizes Cleaning carb Replaced carb New pod filter Advance timing 2 degrees New cdl Checked fuel flow from carb Changed ...
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Worldwide Envrionmental Products EIS 5000 Analyser: “Communication Error with IOBoard”

I have an old EIS 5000 fuel analyser which displays the error "Communication Error with IOBoard". The system was used a long time ago without problem until this problem came and was never solved. The ...
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8: No power to the control side of my fuel pump relay

I have isolated the issue to no power coming in to the relay coil. I am having issues finding a wiring diagram, or a pcm terminals wiring diagram to help me further troubleshoot the issue. I'm only ...
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94 Honda Accord VTEC motor spitting and sputtering sit in the yard for 8 years

_ we change the fuel pump on my 94 Honda Accord 2 door e x VTEC motor and yesterday we change the fuel filter I got in it this morning to go to work and it's spitting and sputtering so bad I couldn't ...
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What's the meaning of a “lean” vs “rich” air fuel mixture

I'm learning about vacuum leaks on engine intakes and I'm hearing this terminology of lean air fuel mixture. I thought I heard of a rich mixture before too. What's a normal mixture referred to as? A ...
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2014 TGB 550I LT 4x4 stutters after sharp turn (right)

We have an ATV and we just got it up and running again (got scammed when we bought it). The ATV had been standing still for a few years. The ATV had a damaged front wheel and because of a bad repair ...
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2001 Vw beetle 02 sensor car will not go over 65mph

I have a 2001 vw beetle 2.0 engine with 171,000 miles on it. I have a check engine light on saying that bank 1 lean. It has been like this for years and I have had no problem with it. Yesterday I ...
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2001 ford e250 no start but has spark

2001 Ford E250 not properly long term stored. I can get it to crank/turn over but it will not run at all. It has 200,000 miles on it but has never had this problem before. I shoot a bit of starting ...
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Short term fuel trim shows -9% (Rich)

Honda Civic 2007 90km odometer Problem- Fuel consumption I have scanned my car and it shows STFT -9% along with below parameters. Coolant temp -> 64 LTFT -> -7.03 Oxygen sensor voltage -> .55v EGR ...
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1989 suzuki gsxr750 slingshot k

Had bike tuned up new plugs carb tuned new gas bike starts cold runs great when bike is hot will start but only idle won't rev over 1000rpm can't drive let cool down runs drives great
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Can I leave the fuel filter hose, EVAP line and all the electric lines disconnected overnight outside?

I'm in the middle of having to drop my tank to change the fuel pump but dont have enough time to finish the job before it starts to rain tonight and tomorrow. Is it safe to leave all those hoses and ...
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2014 Ford Focus won't start at all

My vehicle died on me suddenly on the road today. It was stuttering for a few minutes hard prior to it dying. When I tried to jump it nothing happened at all, not a click, not a turn over, anything. ...
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Pontiac LeMans 1.6 TBI - fuel pressure problems

I have a Pontiac LeMans, 1989 year of manufacture, engine 1.6 with Rochester TBI 700. I think that I have a problem with a fuel pressure. Engine idling is bad. Engine idle has 800 rpm with ...
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What causes too much fuel for my Briggs and Stratton engine?

I recently bought a generator that uses a Briggs and Stratton 17hp Vanguard engine. Before purchasing the generator, it had not ran in several years. The fuel was stale and the oil needed to be ...
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Engine warning light P2191 / Hyundai Veloster problem starting when cold

on monday I had some issues starting the car and then an engine warning light with the code P2191. I clear the error but it appeared again. This is the starting sequence values of o2 and other: https:/...
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Engine Stalls after Filling up

I have a 2008 Hyundai Elantra, 232,000 miles on it. Just recently and happened twice already, Last week and two days ago. I filled my tank up started the car and it would stall out. I started again ...
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2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities

Can Regular gas (not containing ethanol) be used in a 2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities?
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Troubleshooting low engine power uphills

my 02 Corolla (230k miles) has low power, especially uphills. I did a vacuum test and fuel pressure test, as I was suspecting a clogged exhaust or a faulty fuel pump. Both readings are normal, ...
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Why isn't my car showing a small fuel input?

I just used a fuel pump to add 3.8 liters of diesel to my car (£5) from a local Jet fuel station. However my car's analogue fuel guage hasn't moved in the slightest. I have added similar amounts ...
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2008 Audi A5 3.2 Sometime wont start but the electronicts work

Hi I have a 2008 Audi A5 3.2L V6 with about 80k miles. Every once in a while the car wont start. The dash lights work fine along with all the electronic parts of the vehicle. The vehicle doesn't crank ...
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04 vw beetle starting problem

This used to happen when the car was warm but now it happens all the time. When I go to start the car it just keeps turning over and does not start but I take the key out and try again and sometimes ...
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LTFT and STFT values are off and don't make sense

Car is a 2015 BMW M5 and it has an aftermarket CAI and a catback (slip on) exhaust. No other performance mods or tunes. About 6-7 months ago, I bought a Kiwi OBD-II reader, simply out of curiosity ...
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Fuel consumption and too much noise from the engine when driving

I have a Toyota D4D 2013 model. I have driving this car since last year. But in the month of May I took it to be serviced but from there it started consuming a lot of Diesel but it was just fine ...
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Why is the engine on my Royal Enfield Classic 350 shutting down?

After travelling 7-8km on my Royal Enfield Classic 350, the bike acts as if the fuel is finished & the engine shuts down, but it starts again when I pull the accelerator. What could cause this ...
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Fuel pressure regulator location?

I am trying to replace a fuel pressure regulator on my 2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0 engine. I bought the correct FPR. However, I am looking for the location near the engine. 1999 had it on the rail, but ...
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Honda push mower

We got a Honda mower, used, but in good shape. However, last summer the wrong fuel was mistakenly used. It conked out. We drained it. Added the correct fuel. It eventually starts, while it spits and ...
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2003 Ford Focus poor acceleration, starving for fuel

When I try to take off it acts like it's getting no fuel then all of a sudden it starts to accelerate but it does this every time I stop.
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I would like to wire a fuel pump kill switch in my 1995 Ford Ranger XLT

Currently, despite a new ignition switch. (including tunnel) My Ranger will not turn off. With the truck in park, key in the off position, and even removed, it just keeps on keepin on. As of right now,...
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2002 Chevy Chasis on a motor home

How many book hours to change the fuel pump do you normally charge? We have to drop the tank, we know that for sure
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How to improve Fuel consumption of Kia Sportage 2014

How we can improve Fuel consumption of Kia Sportage 2014. Also guide me what is the Avg fuel economy of Kia sportage 2014 with 50,000/ mileage. Does changing of spark plugs have any affect?