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Ran out of gas. Long restart!
Posted by Noel [Email] (#876) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Noel) on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:17:30
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I knew I was on fumes but figured I could make it 2 miles to the house. EDU said I had 16 miles left, and I've had it down to about 10 once. Was too tired to drive the 5 miles to the gas station.

But no. Died at a stop sign. Called my wife and she showed up with gas. Put in a couple gallons. No start. Tried maybe 6 times, but nothing. Couldn't hear the FP kick on, so I figured it was the pump. Called AAA. Then 10 minutes later I try one more time and Vroom! All cyliinders firing. Drove home, and it started again this morning.

I have never, in 40 years, run out of gas in a fuel injected car. Have no idea if that long a start time is normal, but if the system was really drained and had to be refilled from the filter forward I guess it could take awhile.

Of course, it could be the CPS, but given that I was on fumes, out of gas seems more likely.

But I will change the filter this weekend. It's due anyway!

_______________________________________ Noel 1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (daily driver) 2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's) 1999 9-3 SE auto (younger daughter's) 2000 9-3 SE 5 speed (elder daughter's) 1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP) 1995 9000 CS (sold) 1996 9000 CS (RIP)


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