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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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Do fuel additives harm the engine in the long term?

Many fuel compamies (i.e. esso diesel synergy) use additives in their fuel to clean the engine and improve performance. My question is whether these additives will harm the machine after 5-6 years of ...
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Why do Lada's fuel gauge looks like this?

This is picture from Lada's fuel gauge. Any idea why it says 4/4 when the tank is full? The logical sequence is: 0, 1/2, 1.
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Why can't my car pick up power ,after cleaning the fuel tank & replacing the fuel filter [duplicate]

My Mazda BT50, has been struggling to accelerate past 2000rpm on the gauge. So I remove and cleaned the fuel tank, and also changed the fuel filter but I am still having the same problem of engine not ...
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Avante 2010 M16 GDI 1.6L Fuel Type

I own an imported Avante 2012 M16 GDI 1.6L from Korea (basicly an Elantra with extra options). The 400 page plus manual and all references on the internet are in Korean, so I have no clue what type ...
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Motorcycle fuel tank inspection procedures?

All of a sudden cylinders 3 and 4 won't fire. The only single thing in common is the fuel feed. Suspecting perhaps some debris (rust?) in the tank that found its way down into the 3/4 fuel tee ...
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Super 95 E10 vs Super 98?

Can i use Petrol: Super 95 E10 in my car? I basically use Super 98 on my car but the price is very expensive now 1.50 Euro cent. Where as Super 95 E10 is 1.20 Euro cent. My car manual says i can use ...
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how do I clean 4 qts of 10W30 out of the cooling system,

By mistake, I put 4 qts of 10W30 engine oil in my radiator. How can I clean it out? I've seen suggestions for using dish washing detergent. Is that safe? I am thinking of using DAWN because it ...
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98 Dodge Ram van b2500, 5.2L gas, 223k miles, runs great overall…stumbles when cold.

OK, the title spells it out, I need some direction from you guys, thanks in advance. Have not really had time to dig-around, so if anyone can offer me a direction on where to look, much appreciated!!...
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2014 Ford Taurus, digital fuel indicator is out of norm, then check engine light came up

My car at a full tank of gas usually have an estimate milage per the fuel indicator of 425 miles. Recently, when I filled up my tank I noticed it went down to 380 miles. Then weeks later my check ...
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Tank reading half full. No more fuel will go in

Tried 3 different times at 2 different stations with same result. Nozzle says full, guage says half.
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07 Camry Engine slow RPM and excessive fuel consumption reading

I have 2007 Camry manual made in Australia for Arabic gulf. The engine sometimes go to 500 rpm and suddenly stops. Or it also goes to 1500 rpm and doesn't return to 1000 rpm (which is the normal as ...
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How is fuel pressure maintained when the pump isn't running?

Pretty simple question, if liquids are incompressible then how is fuel pressure "stored" when the fuel pump isn't running, i.e. after turning to run and waiting a few seconds, but not turning to start?...
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2002 Sub Forester S 2.5 AT Huge power loss going up hills

Can anyone tell me what the fuel pressure should be (40lbs ?) on a 2.5 AT Sub Forester. Any hill I hit the power drops to nothing and the cruise control shuts off (which I understand, it is suppose to)...
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Fuel filler neck has 1 broken pipe of 3. What is its purpose?

I'm trying to fix a gas leak in my filler neck before a 2000 mile trip on 6/28/17... 2002 Mitsubishi Elcipse 3.0L I just pulled off my wheel and the filler neck cover and found 1 of the 3 pipes ...
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Truck burning through a lot of gas

Vehicle Information: 2006 Ford F150 4WD with the 5.4L Problem: On the way to work I noticed that the truck was "burning" a lot of gas. As I drove, (at a normal speed - 60 mph) I noticed that the ...
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What fuel type is more explosive?

I think it's one of the most popular things in action films: Cars exploding. In reality, a car explodes very rarely, even when it gets shot. However, what fuel type tends to explode more? Diesel ...
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What do I do after adding extra oil/gas mixture into the car, which now won't start?

The car, (Toyota 4Runner), won't start after we put some old oil/fuel in. We had read that it's fine to do with unneeded oil. We topped off the tank with regular gas to dilute it, but still not ...
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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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my 2008 ford mondeo will not start at times, any suggestions?

2008 Ford Mondeo, Diesel - starting problems. Issue with starting at times. after long journey it may not start for a few minutes or if its left for 2- 3 days in wet cold weather i may need a jump ...
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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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What is this tube coming off from 1 of 2 motorcycle carburettors?

I've inherited a 1979 Yamaha xs400 that needs some attention. Whilst preparing to remove the engine I came across this tube that protrudes from where one of the 2 carbs meets the block. The 2nd carb ...
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High O2 voltage paired with high LTFT reading

What is likely culprit when O2 pegs at .9 volts and stays there indicating engine is rich. Then as this continues for 15 - 30 seconds, the LTFT eventually climbs to +25% or more. Computer calculates ...
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Black water from exhaust, cylinder misfire and rought idle

It is a Skoda Fabia 2006, petrol, 3cylinders 1.2L. Main problem: Rough idle. Misfire at random cylindners. Steam, Water and black carbon from exhaust. (I'm sure it is not normal). Undrivable. ...
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Hum from Opel Corsa GplTech when throttling

I've got a 2010 Opel corsa d 1.2 GplTech, now with about 84000 km. The car seems fine, does not consume excessively and even the mechanic said this January that it feels solid. However, when I'm on ...
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Gas will not flow into tank

I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. Recently, I attempted to pump gas in my nearly empty tank, and after 4-5 Seconds, the gas began to backflow onto the ground. Each time I attempted to pump the gas, the ...
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P0172 System Too Rich, while fuel consumption is too low

I got this error on my Skoda Fabia 2006 1.2 Bensin 3 cylinder (engine code BME), the car is shaky on idle like it is missing a cylinder, acceleration is non-linear, and fuel consumption is low at 5L/...
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Why does “i” stand for petrol?

As illustrated by this list of car engine names by manufacturer, car manufacturers like to give the petrol and diesel variants of their engines often confusing names. The least confusing of these ...
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Looking for Fuel Injectors for a Renault Clio Expression 1.5 cdi 2006 plate

I am looking at buying a set of fuel injectors for my car but not sure of what part number I can use. Equally can you buy a manual for car parts? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Engine starts with carb cleaner

I have a motorcycle that will turn over but not start. When I spray carb cleaner into the carb and crank it the engine fires up. Does this mean that the engine is getting spark but not fuel and that ...
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Motorcycle misfires

I own a 1990 Suzuki GSXR 750, I, bought the bike about a month ago. The first time I took the bike out for a ride I noticed that when you accelerate hard and the engine is at high revs it feels as if ...
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2004 honda pilot fuel vent problem…can-not-fill-gas-into-tank

I have the same problem and have disconnected and drained the fuel vent line numerous times, only to have the problem return. Would it be OK to disconnect the vent line from the upper fitting and ...
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Honda 919 (CB 900F) idles low when cold

I've got a Honda 919 for a couple of years now. It is 2006, under 20K miles, always maintained and garage kept. I put around 2K miles per year. This season I've put a fresh gas on it and started it, ...
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2005 Kia Amanti will turn over perfectly but wont start every time!

When i got the car I knew that it had issues with starting. I cleaned everything around the battery. It has a brand new air filter. Oil just got changed. New(ish) battery which is showing a full ...
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How do i find a vacuum leak in an 02 aurora oldsmobile [duplicate]

How can I find a vacuum leak in this car? I can't seek to find a diagram of the vacuum system anywhere.
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Location of the fuel level sensor?

What is the location of the fuel level sensor on a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6? Is there a special tool needed to remove the fuel level assembly from the gas tank? "P0464 code: Fuel level ...
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Ran out of fuel while riding, what's worst? [closed]

My bike(duke 390 2013) run out of fuel while I was riding it. It is the first time I'm experiencing this. So I'm a bit afraid about the fuel pump. I heard on diesel engines it could be a real problem, ...
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Slightly low MPG - need help with my checklist

I own a '91 Ford Sierra 2.0 8V SOHC. Fairly simple engine, utilizes a Bosch L-jetronic fuel injection system. (EFI has following components: MAF, MAP, TPS, IAC, narrow-band o2 sensor, TFI module for ...
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What are some signs of contaminated fuel?

Some people are talking about a fuel station in my area and saying that they are selling contaminated 98 octane fuel. I have fueled my car up from them with their 98, and I'm a little worried. What ...
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Will 93 octane fuel burn completely in an 87 octane engine?

This is a little more specific than the "wrong fuel" question: I'm looking for the long term impact of using a higher-octane fuel in an engine designed for lower octane fuel. Not quite diesel in a gas ...
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Toyota Yaris Fuel Saving

I use Toyota Yaris, 2005 Model, 1.3L, automatic shift, gasoline-powered vehicle, at 141.000KM. I go to work totally 30KM by my car on the highway weekdays. On the road my maximum speed is 90KM/H and ...
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Can “performance” fuel filters actually increase fuel flow?

I was browsing online for a fuel filter and saw many different ones claiming to perform better than the stock fuel filter because it increases fuel flow. Can they actually increase the fuel flow in ...
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Fitting a MotoGadget V2 Unit on my motorbike

I have an older fuel injected motorbike (Ducati 2003 DS1000 SSie) which I would like to customise. I am planning on fitting a MotoGadget V2 Unit, to simplify the wiring. On this unit, there are in- ...
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2015 Buick Encore fuel pump

I have a 2015 Buick Encore with just shy of 26K miles and one of the fuel pumps went out. Is this normal? Should I try to trade car after fixing?
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No fuel being sprayed

There is no fuel being sprayed to the cylenders. If put a dash of gasoline into intake it will want to start.. Toke out two hoses and there is fuel being pumped in and out. what are things to loook ...
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Cranks, but slow to catch. Dies after starting

Recently my 2007 Mazda6 (2.3L I4) has been taking longer and longer to start in temperatures colder than about 5 F (-15 C). The car usually sits overnight for about 12 hours after I get home from work;...
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How Long does engine take to relearn lean condition is resolved?

My recently bought 2004 Chevy Suburban 1500 is throwing P0171 and P0174 codes. Which indicates lean conditions on both banks. I found the MAF had a busted housing, which let in more air than it ...
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Intermittent power loss possibly due to dirty fuel

I almost ran out of gas last week, going into the reserve and getting down to the last 2 quarts or so. About 5 days laters I started to experience power loss. The car will lose power and slow down to ...
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Why are there separate Fuel Pressure Regulator and Maximum Fuel Pressure Tests?

There are a few different active fuel pressure tests listed in the 97 Mazda 626 GF Work Shop Manual ( European ). The first two are an idle pressure test ( 30 - 36 psi ) and a fuel pressure regulator ...
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In Tank Fuel Pumps Pros and Cons [closed]

In-tank fuel pumps are common in cars these days. I was first aware of this in 1985 on a Ford Telstar when it was relatively exotic. I have been told that it keeps the electric pump cool and quiet and ...
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Is it OK to use Redex fuel additive in winter?

We're currently in a typical chilly spell here in the UK and I've got a bottle of Redex fuel additive sitting in my cupboard, like this one: http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/fuel-...