Re: [DMCForum] missfire
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Re: [DMCForum] missfire



Good call, Rob. My car had the same problem when I bought it. Paul,
I'll bet if you take a hard turn you can reproduce the problem
quickly.

Easy test, fill up the tank and see if it goes away.

This isn't a terribly hard fix, it's just not fun. Drive the car as
much as possible to get fuel out of the tank. Open up the panels in
the trunk to gain access to the fuel tank - if you pull both the fuel
pump and the level sensor you'll be able to work in there easier. It
helps if you have small hands. Once in you'll probably see the problem
immediately (my fuel pickup hose was almost completely dissolved).
Replace the necessary parts and you're fixed.

Word to the wise: Supply plenty of ventilation. I suggest doing this
in a driveway, NOT a garage. I have powerful forced air ventilation in
my garage for the purposes of fiberglassing hovercraft panels and did
this safely there, but I don't recommend it unless you know what
you're doing. Explosive fumes and all. ;-) Also, a nice big pair of
rubber gloves that go at least to your elbow, something that won't
dissolve quickly in gas. I actually used my wife's yellow dishwashing
gloves (I now own a pair of yellow dishwashing gloves. Funny how that
works). Lastly, save yourself a lot of headache (literally) and get a
full respirator. No, not a dust mask, a respirator. You can get one
for about $30 at Home Depot.

-Ryan


On 6/3/06, rob@xxxxxxxxxxx <rob@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Paul,
>
> If your tank is less than half full I'd wager your fuel pump is "sucking
> wind" so to speak. The usual cause is a damaged or missing in tank pickup
> &/or return hose. On early cars before VIN #004782 a missing baffle bottom
> is a likely culprit. Let us know what you find.
>
> Rob Grady,
>
> P.J.Grady Inc.
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Of Paul
> Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 9:08 PM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] missfire
>
> Hi Guys,
>
>
>
> I was out tonight in the D and everything was fine.
>
>
>
> Parked up for about an hour or two and then after starting I was getting a
> sudden jerk (like complete loss pf power for a second) in first and second
> gear.  The jerk was enough to crack my head of the roof as the car slowed
> and I didn't.
>
>
>
> I originally thought it was just dirty petrol but noticed it remained for
> the rest of the journey but only in first and second gear.
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>
> Im gonna go for a test drive again tomorrow to double check but wondered of
> you had any ideas in the meantime.
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>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
>
> Paul J
>
> Belfast
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> 2493
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