Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 00:35:20 +0300
From: "AO" <>
Subject: Re: Sudden engine stop

"Anders Fondal" <> wrote in message news:2PAX8.257$ > Hi guys > > I have an 83 99 GL. > The car works just fine and have done so ever since I bought it in february, > possible with a little too rich mixture (occasional smell of gas, and a > somewhat low mileage pr. litre) > > However: It runs fine for about a kilometer or two, then it just dies on me. > I have power and ignition, but it won't run. I wait for a minute or two, and > it fires up like nothing happened. Then it just dies again. > > I have changed membrane in the carb, adjusted floater and replaced floater > valve. (when it runs, it runs very smoothly and in my ears very nice) > No gas smell, no sputter..... the carb's now in very good shape Hi, Had the same thing with my '84 900 GL. After checking and changing many things with the carb, ignition parts etc. I finally took it to a repair shop. They fiddled with the carb too and finally got the idea to check the fuel intake/fuel level sensor device in the fuel tank. There were quite a lot of small aluminium chips in the tank (accrued over time from all the fuel filler hoses obviously) which were clogging the intake. After removing them, the engine ran flawlessly again. Don't know what that system is like in the 99, but it should be easy to check anyway.... -Antti

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