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93" subaru legacy ( EJ22 with auto) engine stopped & won't start

I have a 93' subaru legacy brightom (fuel injected EJ22 with auto ) in NZ, my car died 1min after putting fuel in it at the service station , cranks over but theres nothing . I checked fuel & spark . theres heaps of spark when i crank it over , i pulled one end of the fuel rail injection off & turn ignition on & fuel go's everywhere , so there's heaps of fuel . i checked the relays ( visual inspection ) & they seem fine .

Ant sugeestions ????

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  • Rick Dec 26, 2008

    whats heet?

    why would water stop the injectors from firing ? there should be atleast some sort of backfire or noise or something should'nt when i crank it over ? if i just filled the tank , then should'nt the water be at the top of the tank ( unable to reach the fuel pump pickup at the bottom ?

  • Rick Dec 29, 2008

    find out next week fore sure as its booked in to fix the problem - can't blame the petrol station when i am not definate

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    fuel injection systems driving at 80km open road engine stops.egnition lights go on . Pull over .turn key engine cranks beautifully will not start . No partial firing nothing liike the is absolutely no fuel .tank half full checked the coil while very hot after pulling over,checked it later spark ok . Can't work it out?can you please help



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Water introduced through the fuel system. Drain tank and lines, refill, and add HEET.

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    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    fuel is less dense than water. Water will go to the bottom.

    Here's a school website with a simple explanation
    and diagrams about why it does float on water:

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    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    you burned the fuel in the line, and then got to the water.


    P.S. In some cases you can sue the gas station for repairs involved in introducing water to your car. Chances are there are more problems than just yours. Do a little more investigating and speak with the owner of the station.



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