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Won't keep running

The engine starts for a few seconds and then stops like it is out of gas. i replaced the fuel pump, and still have the same problem. the engine was just replaced with a used engine (a japan exchange) it ran great for about 3 weeks and then started this problem.

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  • krakuup Jun 22, 2008

    Hi- as with the post I just read, I am attempting to resurrect a 1983 Subaru GL. The car sat for about 15 years. I had a local high school auto shop class get it running up to a point. The fuel pump was shot so they hooked up a small lawn mower gas tank to a fuel line and I drove the car home. Since then, I changed out the fuel pump drained the old gas (Thank you Subaru for installing a drain plug), blew the fuel lines out from the back of the car, put brand new gas in, changed spark plugs, 2 new fuel filters, coil, have sprayed carb cleaner into the carb and a few other things.
    The car is now starting and running for about 10 seconds only to just quit on me. There are 2 fuel filters on the car, one in back near the fuel pump and one in the engine compartment. The filter in the back of the car is full of gas, the one up front is filling up part way. I am going to try the fuel return line and see what's up. Other thoughts would be helpful.



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If you have not solved this problem yet, I have a 1987 Toyota Celica GT. I parked it for over 8 years and decided to fix it up and start driving it again. My vehicle did the same thing after getting it started. I changed the fuel pump in the gas tank and found the filter in the fuel tank was rusted as was the whole tank. I could not find a new gas tank for this vehicle so I had to restore the gas tank myself. That seemed to fix the problem and now on to the other problems to restore it and make it look decent. (custexpser@aol.com)

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Hi

It sounds to me as though you have a case of excessive fuel pressure, which could be due to a faulty fuel pressure regulator or a blocked fuel return line.

I don't know whether or not there is a Schraeder valve on the fuel rail of your car (it looks like a tyre valve) but if there is then it may be worth connecting a fuel pressure gauge to it and observing the fuel pressure build up.

You could also disconnect the fuel return line from the fuel rail, push another length of rubber pipe onto the rail, hold the end in a suitable glass container, and then have someone start the engine whilst you gauge the fuel flow from the pipe. It should be a good steady flow, and, if the engine doesn't cut out with the return line disconnected then you know there is a blockage in the return line and you can make arrangements to blow it through.

Very best regards

Geordie

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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