Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 21:31:39 -0400 From: "hippo" <johnhnospamam.shoal.net.au> Subject: Re: 89 900 T sputters at 1/4 tank
Walt Kienzle wrote: All 3 sound good. Water build up is another possibility. I'd prob try a couple of tanks with a high octane ethanol blend or plan b add a couple of litres of metho to each of two tankfuls of your normal fuel and run that through. If it's water that should purge it, but you'll almost certainly be needing a new fuel filter afterwards because it'll flush any other gunk and rubbish out of your fuel delivery system too! Cheers >Two good answers were already presented, so I will go for the easy third >suggestion: Have you replaced the fuel filter within the last 30K miles? >A >clogged fuel filter might cause this problem and cause a fuel pump >failure, >particularly when the car is of this age. You might wonder how I know >about >failures in older vehicles... >Walt Kienzle >1991 9000T >"Everett M. Greene" <mojavegnospamIL PROTECTED] >> wrote in message news:20070406.7A598E8.7CE1nospamIL PROTECTED] >> Paul Halliday <pjghnospamIL PROTECTED] >> writes: >>> John at johnnospamIL PROTECTED] wrote >>> >>> > Whenever the old '89 900T gets down to about or just below a 1/4 tank >>> > on the >>> > fuel gauge the thing starts sputtering like it's running out of fuel or >>> > something. It does it every time it gets below the 1/4 mark on the >>> > tank but >>> > runs fine if you keep the gauge higher then that. Any ideas what might >>> > be >>> > the issue that appears to be related to fuel tank level? >>> >>> Are you certain that you are not genuinely running out of fuel? The >>> gauges >>> do not always tell the truth :) >> >> Or the rear fuel pump ist kaput.