[DML] Re: Water in gas?!?
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[DML] Re: Water in gas?!?

Phil,I would suggest Pulling All the gas out(as described in my old 
posting below,using a Bulb type non-electric pump for Kerosene 
heaters)It is just NOT worth the risk of possible damage to the fuel 
system/exhaust system and possibly the motor to save on/or the gas in 
the tank.If you own a House,save it for your household lawn 
equipment.That gas will work just fine on your(small) lawn 
equipment,or if you rent a car,for some reason the newer cars can 
handle it.(ask me how I know) Deloreans ARE only happy with clean 
fresh gas,and even then they act up,What you might also have 
done,since your tank was almost dry,you might have disturbed the fine 
c-ap in your gas tank,if that stuff started flowing thru the 
system,it could make it act up,but then on the other hand your 
strainer in your tank might just be clogged/dirty,if you have a 
compressor,you might try cleaning that,but then again if it is water 
in the tank,next time you go to the gas station,look at the gas pump 
real close,most pumps(not all) usually have a little analog meter 
that tells when that pump(tank) is low on fuel(usually located on the 
lower part of the pump)if you see it says "LOW" DON'T pump from that 
gas pump.Otherwise you will find out the hard way, AFTER leaving the 
gas station.Been there.


From: CBL302@xxxxxxx
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 13:56:50 EST
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I found that the safest way to remove the gas from a Delorean tank 
after removing the fuel pump was to use one of those plastic kerosene 
pumps,it is all plastic
so that there is no chance of any kind of spark,they are found in any 
hardware store and they cost under $5.00,you put one end in the fuel 
tank and the other end in a plastic gas can,pump the bulb a few times 
and then it sucks the gas out,no electrical power needed
just be careful you do not over fill the gas can.With no gas in the 
tank it then is a snap to remove the gas tank.If you do not know what 
the kersone pump looks like I could e-mail a pic. 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Phil Priestley <phil@xxxx> wrote:
> Last time I took the D out it was running well until I pulled in 
> get gas. The tank was fairly empty so I filled it and took off 
> about a mile later the car started hesitating like it was starving  
> for fuel. I was sitting at a light and when I gave it gas to take 
> the engine died but restarted when I turned the key. The car kept  
> acting like it was starving for fuel and after a block or so it  
> started running fine.
> Yesterday I pulled it out of the  garage to take it out for a run 
> as soon as it was in the driveway it died. I restarted it and it 
> again. I  pulled the fuel pump and verified that it was working by  
> jumping the relay connectors.  I finally pulled an injector and 
> it in a bottle , jumped the relay again and pushed down on the air  
> flow meter.  The fuel that sprayed out into the bottle was a 
> and seems to have a lot of water in it.  Put everything back and  
> tried firing it up again thinking If I could get it running It 
> pull the water through the system. After cranking it  a couple 
> there was one hell of a backfire but no starting.  The battery was  
> almost dead from all the starting attempts and It wouldn't start 
> a jump so It was pushed back into the garage.
> This morning I took it off the charger and tried to fire it up. It  
> starts but as soon as fires up it dies and there seems to be a 
> amount of water coming out of the the exhaust . I would hate to 
> that the back fire could have blown a head gasket and they were  
> changed 200 miles ago. I'm not looking forward to having to pump 
> a full tank of gas for a little bit of water in the bottom but was  
> thinking that since gas floats on water I might be able to pump a 
> or two out and get the bulk of it, then add a fuel drier and run 
> tank of gas out and refill.  Anyone have any ideas?
> Phil Priestley
> Vin 2105
> http://alessandros120.com/
> (503)370-9951
> 1(866)225-7985
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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