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Runs but stops after 15min to half hour.Changed the fuel pump. someone said that if it sat which it did for a couple years it probably built up junk in the pan that kicked loose and pluged things up. Flushed it three times, does same thing.

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I had a fuel pump changed on my 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais, and the tank at the same time (as well as the sending unit and screen).

The gas tanks and lines rust out in Pennsylvania winters and wet summers.

If, however, you changed the fuel pump and it does the same thing, this makes me think that it is something else.

Have a pressure check of the fuel system performed. You should have plenty of fuel pressure on the fuel rail of the fuel injectors.

If not, then I would change the filter again.

I spent $1200 on changing fuel lines, tank, fuel filter, and fuel pump and sending unit about 1.5 years ago and sold the car to someone else, because it was getting kind of older as far as style.

However, the fuel pump went bad within 2 weeks of having it installed.
I had it repaired at no additional cost because it was in warranty, through Firestone.

But, it is still running today, as far as I know, with no fuel related problems.

Of course, that's quite a bit to pay for this repair, but it's worth it if you plan on using the car yourself and you like the body style or features on that year of car.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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  • elk1elk2 Jul 11, 2010

    You didn't answer the question. Does it have an automatic shut of if the oil pressure drops?

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 11, 2010

    I don't believe that an automatic shutoff exists for the 1990 model year Oldsmobile.

    I have read that an automatic shutoff for low oil pressure exists on lawnmower engines, like the Kohler Magnum 20hp mower engine (that I happen to have on a 1984 Gravely Mower).

  • elk1elk2 Jul 11, 2010

    What do you mean? You don't know?

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 11, 2010

    I'm sure it does not have a 'low pressure' shut off from what I've read on my online resources,

    and experience fixing Oldsmobile cars from the1980s to the 1990s.

    The oil pressure light might come on if low oil pressure is present.

    It is up to the driver to shut the engine off manually if this occurs.

    Even my 1997 Cadillac Deville has a low oil pressure light, but even on that vehicle,

    it is up to the owner to shut the car off if oil pressure is low.

    Hope this helps.



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