I don't think its a fuel freezing issue as the problem started during damp weather in late summer/fall. Since then I have repeatedly added gas line anti-freeze on fill-ups thinking maybe I got some bad gas or water in the tank with the temperature rising and falling that time of year. At that stage, if it rained, the car would start ok but had no power on take off until it warm up for a while. It was getting progressively worse as winter approached until now I have to pump the gas like a madman and find just the sweet spot on the pedal that will get the engine to kick in and then hope it sputters long enough to engage.
I know I am getting both fuel and spark when its dry and warm as the car started and ran fine for a week in Florida in Jan. There is no problem when the engine warms up and "kicks in". It ran great for almost 20hrs straight on my trip south both on the way down and return. However, on the trip back, the first night it sat outside in the cold I had trouble starting it in the morning. It also started fine after it sat in a heated garage for several hours after the trip.
The fuel pump is engaging and I have changed the fuel filter. I am going to check for spark outside in the cold tomorrow AM but I am pretty sure its a moisture issue and to me that means electrical. The fact that when the block heats up whether by running the engine or using the block heater and that the ignition control module and the coils and tucked right in against the block that perhaps that's the area I need to focus on. That said, if you have a better idea please share it as I am open to any suggestions. Thanks
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 AT 4:25 PM