Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 21:10:13 -0400
From: "John" <>
Subject: Re: 89 900 T sputters at 1/4 tank

"hippo" <> wrote in message > 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. > > We have run a few tanks of 'good' fuel along with water treatment and it still does it. I've thought about the fuel pump but what is the magic behind it only happening when it gets to a 1/4 tank? >

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