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Please help. water got into the fuel tank of my 1995 xjr. i pumped all the fuel and water out put some fresh fuel in the tank and eventually got the engine running perfectly. left it a couple of days put some more fuel in tried to start it and the engine wouldnt turn over. all the lights come on on the dash, the P or N light is lit on gear selector but engine wont turn over. any ideas please

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My children put water into fuel tank of my vx commodore without my knowledge tried starting it numerous times is that bad,fixable if so how ?


No need to worry unduly. It is an expensive nuisance but probably not terminal.



The filter gauze protecting the fuel pump inlet (if fitted) is so fine water will not readily pass through it so hopefully little water will have entered the fuel injection system. Checking the fuel filter will confirm this or indicate the entire fuel system needs drying out. This would be a process of dismantling and drying with compressed air and applied warmth and at the worst the injectors might (only might) need specialist attention but hopefully the water is confined to the fuel tank.



The tank will need draining and drying and the pump removing from it's housing to be thoroughly dried before refilling with fresh fuel. In case of lingering droplets of water adding an emulsifier such as Wynns drifuel is advisable.



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See Figures 7, 8, 9 and 10
On these vehicles, is possible to remove the fuel pump and/or gauge assembly by working through the access panel under the rear seat cushion instead of having to lower or remove the fuel tank.
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0900c152800ad8d1.jpg Fig. 7: The fuel pump is located under the rear seat cushion
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0900c152800ad8d2.jpg Fig. 8: When installing the fuel pump, make sure the projections are properly aligned with the holes in the pump assembly
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  2. For AWD vehicles, make sure the packing is installed properly, as shown in the accompanying figure.



0900c152800ad8d3.jpg Fig. 9: On AWD vehicles, you need a spanner wrench to tighten the fuel pump assembly cap

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0900c152800ad8d4.jpg Fig. 10: The fuel pump packing must be properly installed for sealing purposes
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