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Fuel problems I have had this 89 e-350 with a 460cid for 10 years and I have always relied on the front tank (the rear tank leaks over about 5 gal.) I have had problems with what I thought was vapor lock, in stop and go traffic, and I would then switch to the rear tank and i would be fine..Now about ten thousand miles ago, all the fuel from the front tank would return to the rear tank , so I disconnected the rear tank(I did a loop on the tank selector valve) ow i am having the same problem of running out of fuel when it gets hot..any suggestions? vapor lock? front tank pump getting hot and foaming? I don't want to spend alot of cash as this things about ready for the boneyard, but need to finish up the summer..any suggestions will be appreciated

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Sounds like the pump is done. This problem could be related to using gasoline that has alcohol in it.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013

Testimonial: "You seem to be correct...I switched lines to the rear tank only and it seems fine...Now the problem is for some reason the fuel gauge does not work when switched to rear tank..I have an electric switch for switching tanks, and it used to work fine...Any ideas...thanks"


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