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

Pumping out the tank, if that's what you have to do, really isn't all that 
hard or time consuming. You can disconnect the supply line in the engine 
compartment and put that into a gas container then  jumper the rpm relay to 
get the fuel pump to run. The fuel pump probably pumps about 2 gallons per 
minute. Of course you have a lot of gas to pump since you just filled up, 
and you also have the issue of what to do with all that contaminated gas 
after you pump it out.

Maybe you should give it back to the station that sold it to you!

Good luck! I wish I had some more ideas for you, but somebody else on the 
list will probably come to your rescue on this one.

Joe Kuchan

>From: Phil Priestley <phil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] Water in gas?!?
>Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 10:53:10 -0700
>Last time I took the D out it was running well until I pulled in to
>get gas. The tank was fairly empty so I filled it and took off then
>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 off
>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 and
>as soon as it was in the driveway it died. I restarted it and it died
>again. I  pulled the fuel pump and verified that it was working by
>jumping the relay connectors.  I finally pulled an injector and stuck
>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 cloudy
>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 would
>pull the water through the system. After cranking it  a couple times
>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 with
>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 fair
>amount of water coming out of the the exhaust . I would hate to think
>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 out
>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 gal
>or two out and get the bulk of it, then add a fuel drier and run that
>tank of gas out and refill.  Anyone have any ideas?
>Phil Priestley
>Vin 2105

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