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Eratic idling and misfiring under pressure

Fires on two injectors at idling. Misfires under pressure. Air bubbles in delivery line from fuel tank. Fuel tank disconnected. Run car out of a can of diesel, air bubbles stil appear. Idling seems to inprove but when reving engine, misfire is stil present.

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  • arnoldkahts Mar 08, 2009

    Yes, I suspect that I have a air leak on the vacuum side of the injector pump sucking fuel from the tank.

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    checking window motor and car injectors stop firing



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Confirm that the fuel pump delivers the proper pressure to the injectors

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