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 is the yellow precipitate in my outboard's carburetor?

I've got a 2008 Tohatsu 9.8 HP four stroke outboard. My low speed jet keeps getting fouled and on several occasions, I've found yellow almost crystalline "growths" for lack of a better word inside ...
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1999 Subaru Forester - bad acceleration, rough shifting

I have a 1999 Subaru Forester with an automatic transmission and a 2.5 Liter Motor. It has poor acceleration and rough shifting I started to notice 'hesitation' on take off. It just slowly appeared....
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Ford Tractor 5600

This is a older tractor. My question relates to the fuel system. The older fuel injectors don't have any external seals? All of them seat and 3 don't leak but one does. I was looking for a seal but ...
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Best way to repair a rotten fuel line?

I believe the feed line in my fuel system has rotted. If I'm going to cut out the rusted areas and splice a new line in... Is it best to flare a hardline? Is steel the OEM material? How would I ...
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Why is the effect of a bad fuel pump more noticable at higher speeds?

I get that the main effect of a bad fuel pump is that the engine will cut out at higher speeds, and that this is often not easily noticeable until that happens because there are little or no prior ...
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What is this pipe coming out of the petrol tank under the seat

Sorry, this is a newbie question, but what is this pipe coming out from the petrol tank under the seat? The bike is a 1989 Kawasaki ZZR 250:
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Subsitute for Leaded Gas

I have an old '73 240-Z that I am fixing up in class. Once I get it running, will I need to add something to the gas? I know that old cars ran on leaded fuel, the lead lubricating the parts as it ...
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How to know how much fuel is left when the light turns on

In general, where can one find information about the quantity of fuel that is left in the vehicle's tank when the warning light turns on? More specifically, in a Suzuki Swift GLX (auto) 2010 model?
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Are fuel system cleaners (like Gumout) worth using regularly?

Are fuel system cleaners (like Gumout) worth using regularly?
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Two Fuel Pumps died

Already having replaced 2 fuel pumps, both died. Seems to have a problem in somewhere (alternator, battery, electricity) or I have no luck for fuel pumps. The last one, last 6 months, before died ...
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Why are V engines less smooth?

I'm learning how to ride a motorcycle on a Suzuki Gladius SFV650, with a V-twin engine. But I also had the chance to ride a Kawasaki ER-5, which has a parallel twin engine (550cc). I've noticed that ...
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Why can't I fill my gas tank in one go?

For the past couple of months, I've been having trouble filling my gas tank. I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, which has a 55-liter tank (approximately 14.5 US gallons). When I buy gas, the pump clicks ...
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What could be the reason and solution to a sudden drop in mileage?

Got my Suzuki Swift Diesel serviced two months back, and all of a sudden the mileage dropped from 20kmpl to 12kmpl and that is confusing! After i returned to Service shop, the guy said that there is ...
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What is the “Activated Carbon Cannister”?

Why do I have an "Activated Carbon Cannister" in my unleaded/petrol car? What is it's purpose? How does it work? Do I need to do anything to maintain it? I would like a general answer, but my car ...
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What could be causing fuel pumps to die?

I've got a 1993 Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet that I picked up as a project car. When I first got it the lifter pump was dead so I replaced it. About 6 months later, the main pump died and was replaced. ...
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Doing my own fuel induction service - how to, and how difficult?

I was recommended to get a fuel induction service for a 2002 V4 Camry, and am considering doing it MYSELF. The reasons for considering this are: My car idles a bit rough, especially when the AC is on....
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Suzuki 2004 sv650s wiring

I got a 2004 sv650s Suzuki when I turn the key on the fuel pump does not come on and the CHECK light comes on on the dash. All the lights come on and the starter button does not work.All the fuses are ...
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Anyone have experience with a faulty fuel press? Regulator?

I've been dealing with a car that starts and then suddenly dies. I replaced the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor with a new one, and now it stays on until I press the gas pedal. The throttle body is clean. ...
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Is there something I can use to replace a fuel gauge sender float?

The little ball that's attached to the fuel gauge sender in my car has a hole in it meaning that the fuel gauge isn't working. It is not possible to buy a replacement float - the whole sender unit ...
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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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06 Solstice - weird hesitation / bogging under heavy throttle

I wonder what percentage of the questions here are from me about this car... When I try to accelerate with more than about 60-75% throttle at lower RPM (say, under 3k or so), the car starts to ...
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Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6 V8 2003 automatic rpm goes high

When driving, sometimes when I want stop the vehicle, I go to press the brakes, but that time engine rpm goes high, keeping brakes pressed hard, after 5 second engine becomes normal. It goes high when ...
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Are there any modern diesel engines that require electricity to continue running?

I was reading this question about an owner checking the alternator by disconnecting the battery, which is an easy way to validate on a gasoline engine. The single answer assumes that the OP is ...
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Why does my gas not fill all the way?

Same as the title. I have filled twice, different stations, both fill to just over 3/4 and stop. I am not sure if this is the gauge or something with whatever magic tells the pump to stop. Is there ...
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Why does my engine perform poorly and get bad gas mileage after using fuel injector cleaner?

At the advice of someone at a local auto parts shop, I poured a bottle of fuel injector cleaner into my gas tank. This happened around the same time that I had a brake job done and rotated my tires. ...
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is there always pressure when taking off the gas cap? Does it relate to a full reading on gas guage?

When I take off the gas cap, there is noise from the tank like pressure is released every time. Is this supposed to happen? Would this also affect the gas gauge reading full all the time?
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What are all the different types of fluid in a car and a short summary of their use?

A fluid is defined as anything that flows, hence for our purposes a gas or a liquid. I know that there is fuel, engine oil, engine coolant and brake fluid. Also air is normally taken in through a ...
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What is the Fuel Tank Ventilation Valve?

Asking this for a friend. Their mechanic says the fuel tank ventilation valve is broken. What is the fuel tank ventilation valve? What does it do? Is it an important part? If yes, Why? EDIT: In ...
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Why is there a hissing noise when I open my petrol cap?

When I fill up with fuel, there is often a loud hissing noise, as if you are opening a bottle of fizzy drink or something whenever I unscrew the petrol cap. It also seems like there are vapours ...
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Engine Size and Fuel Consumption (cost of driving Audi TTS)

My boyfriend drives an Audi TTS 08 and recently has told me that it costs £15 just for 22 miles in petrol to see me, that's why I apparently don't see him much. When I confronted him about it, he said ...
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Diesel Engine difficult to start

I have a diesel powered Audi A4 B7 (2006) 2.0TDi (the 170BHP variety) with a manual gearbox, which I've owned for around 18 months. The car has just short of 100k miles and has a full dealer service ...
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Car is sluggish, jerking, and idles rough

I have a VW Polo Classic, 1.6L. Just recently it started to be slightly jerky when in idle and whilst driving. There is also a loss of power, a strong fuel smell, and sounding slightly like a VW ...
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I have an issue with Stepping on gas and no increase in speed

It only happens rarely.. but sometimes when stepping down the gas it would suddenly max out the speed gauge, and you hear the very loud engine noise as if i stepped down the gas all the way, but what ...
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Should I run my generator dry in preparation for storage?

I think this is on-topic after reading the FAQ, so I figured I'd go ahead and ask. I gave my gas generator its scheduled 3-month interval "workout" last night, and after letting it run for about 30 ...
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Switching to a higher octane

This may be a very noob question to ask. But I recently got this car and was used with 92 octane petrol. However, to my negligence I overlooked the user manual which states to include 95 octane petrol....
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I'm looking to buy a new car and I'm wondering what does more damage on a car: time or miles?

So the title is pretty self explanatory. I'm looking at getting a minivan, and there is a 2011 model with 50k miles, and a 2008 model with like 30k miles. What's better? Is it better to have ...
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2015 Honda Mobilio - Car shakes when started

I have a 2015 Honda Mobilio with a manual transmission. I have had this car for 6 months and have not experienced any problems until yesterday morning. When I start my car, the engine shakes badly. ...
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How long can “Stabil”ized gas stay fresh? and can it be improved?

I had my sportbike in storage for at least 3 years. It is Electronic Fuel Injected. It had a full tank of Premium Gas (Shell or Mobil). I put in STA-BIL to preserve the gasoline. Is the gas beyond ...
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Vespa PX 150 Fuel and Carbon issue

I am using Vespa PX 150.It is using Contact Point system. The issue is it is consuming fuel more than average and the plug is full of carbon after approx 50 Km.The engine not start unless I clean the ...
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Briny/salty smell from fuel tank?

I've had some trouble with my lifter pump and so I removed the back seat of my Mk1 Golf/Rabbit to access the pump and fuel tank. As I was removing the 'lid' to access the tank the aged seal/gasket ...
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How do I know which fuel line goes to the engine and which goes to the fuel tank?

I changed my fuel filter for the first time. I have a 2004 Toyota Tazz 1300. I have installed my new fuel filter. Here it is: And this is my fuel filter zoomed in: I have assumed that the tube on ...
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Fuel Trim Readings

I have a 2002 Toyota Corolla (1ZZ-FE engine) and I am trying to understand the fuel trim values I am getting in real driving conditions from my scan tool. I have P0171 code (lean condition) that comes ...
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2010 dodge ram 1500 reg./E-85

I let my wife put gas in the car and she thought it was E-85. But she put eco-diesel gas (only) 5.00 dollars worth so my guess maybe 2 gallons now my truck smokes a lot and wants to shut off. I bought ...
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2009 Hyundai Sante Fe - gas smell in cabin after replacing fuel sending unit. has been repaired 4x's now

Fuel sending unit replaced. Since then it has gas smell in car. It has been redone by mechanics four times now but still has a gas smell when the gas level is in the first quarter of the tank. Cap ...
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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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Does the tachometer provide any indication of fuel usage?

So, I'm driving along on the highway with the A/C blasting when I notice the price of gas. It makes me think, "what can I do to increase my fuel efficiency?" Some of the tips I've heard have included ...
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Racing Fuel (100 Octane Rating) - Better than Premium?

Earlier today while driving out East on Long Island I stopped to fill my tank with gas, and at the station, all the pumps had the usual Regular, Mid, Premium on one pump, but on the 2nd pump which ...
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How to tune the ECU / fuel trim in a custom-built engine

I have a Gen VI 454 in my Suburban that needs some work. I'm thinking about turning it into a 496 stroker. Once I find a list of mechanical components (crank, cam, pistons, heads... everything) that I'...
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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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Does engine sound and performance differs with different quantity fuel?

I have noticed many times in my Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle that when there is a low quantity of fuel or quantity before reserve is near, the sound of engine becomes noisy and pickup power ...

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