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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92 Terrano - Full tank of gas stalls

This question is very similar to "Engine hesitates and sometimes stalls after filling gas tank", however seems to be more severe. I purchased a 92 V-30 (V6) Terrano about a year ago, and have always ...
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Ford Escape 2017 Titanium

The recommended petrol for Ford Escape 2017 Titanium is minimum Octane 95. However, the previous user has used Octane 91- mileage still less than 2000 km. Can I now change over to Octane 95 while ...
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Won't pass emissions, Bad ECU?

So, Last year my 94 Acura Integra AT passed emissions by the skin of its teeth, this year it won't pass, I have noticed in past year and half that dropped from around 30mpg to about 15mpg. Some times ...
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High mileage vehicle: Long drive before and after maintenance

I'm preparing to make a long dive over the Thanksgiving holiday using a high mileage vehicle (Chevy 4.3 with 265k miles), and I am wondering if there are any curious/gimmicky maintenance suggestions I ...
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Corolla gives me a P0170 code

I had an issue when sometimes my 2000 1.8L Corolla stalls if I roll in reverse. A few weeks later, I got a check engine code pointing to Bank 1 Sensor 1 as an issue. I replaced it, cleared the codes ...
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Kia Spectra fuel pump won't turn on

Car drove fine the previous day. Today it would crank but not start. First thought was that the fuel pump gave out, as everything else seemed fine, and I did not hear the fuel pump priming when the ...
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What is the recommended diameter of the Idle Fuel Discharge Port?

My car is a 1987 Toyota Tercel DX Wagon 1452cc 2bl manual driven car. Carburetor of it is a Aisan 14120 Two Barrel carburetor. I heard that the Idle Fuel Discharge Port size affects for the fuel ...
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System too lean at low fuel level

My car shows lean condition at low fuel level. Also it exhibits low fuel average and low rpm and loaa of power. I have Nissan dayz 660 cc with 64000 on ODO.
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What Would Cause Erratic Fuel Volume but Acceptable Pressure?

I took my vehicle to a shop in order to diagnose some severe driveability issues (it is a 96 G10 van with a 5.0 for reference). I was told that the fuel pressure was fine but the volume was "all over ...
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Replace fuel rail pressure sensor in 2006 Mercury Mountaineer?

The car is a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer V6, got about 150k miles. The dealership sale rep is telling me my fuel rail pressure sensor is shorting out and needs to be replaced. Apparently, its causing ...
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Honda dirt bike with clone engine lots of problems

So I have a 110cc Honda trail. It has been getting colder where I live and my bike has been acting funny. first problem: At FULL throttle it starts to sputter and crackle. The second problem: does ...
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acceleration bog fuel injection

I have an air cooled single cylinder motorcycle with a bogging down(feels like something is pulling back on the bike making it struggle) problem on acceleration. After many many months of having it I ...
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Frequent Oxygen Sensor dirty problems (volvo diesel)

I have a volvo S60 diesel for 10 months (more than 30.000 Km), and I already have to clean the oxygen sensor once and seems that I have to clean it again. My question is what can I do to reduce the ...
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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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Mystery White / Gray Dust on Motorcycle Gas Cap

This is pretty bizarre. I thought I knew a whole lot about fuel tanks, but this one has me stumped. I'm working on a 2003 Suzuki SV1000S motorcycle. Vehicle has fuel injection. The vehicle was ...
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Why some vehicles do not have a fuel tap

I wonder why some vehicles have a fuel tap and some do not have to shut off the fuel supply and to know when the fuel level has reached a reserve level. I have seen this is some motorcycles but have ...
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What is the normal voltage of 5-wire oxygen sensor (lambda probe)?

I have got a 2007 Opel Vectra GTS 2.2 Direct car (which still has a high pressure fuel pump problem, yet to be solved). Petrol, 114 kW, engine Z22YH. After getting an P0130-52 (No Plausibility ...
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Best practice for replacing fuel injector o-ring?

Never worked on fuel side o a car so have a few concerns: What's best way to relieve fuel pressure? After swapping o-rings, does a lubricant need to be added to the o-ring to prevent damage when ...
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Small amount of wrong fuel type put in the tank

The guy who works at a gas station was filling up for brief moment wrong fuel type in my car until he realized what he did. I own Citroen Xsara 1.9d, make year 2000. Before filling the tank which is ...
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Gas filled my engine

I'm a little puzzled on my 33 I have a 302 ( stroker 363 )) Dart block with brodex heads with a small blower. after blowing up my power glide I pulled the engine and just now reinstalled it. after ...
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Replacing fuel pump strainer

I have a 2004 Honda CR-V. It does not have a fuel filter but rather a strainer in the fuel pump assembly. I'm used to having cars with separate fuel filters in line with a fuel rail that you replace ...
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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 ...