About 3 months ago
I put 20ltrs of diesel from a jerry can into car ( tank almost empty, fuel about 1-2mths old)
Within about 15km the car felt like it was starting to miss doing about 100km/hr
After about 80k the car was max speed to about 80km / hr and lacked power and acceleration
Shuddering and missing above 2000rpm
Max freeway speed 75 – 80km hr with car missing and lacking power
I Disconnected the fuel primer pump in an attempt to eliminate that as a problem,
This cause air to enter the fuel system and it took two mechanics about 25min to reprime the car back to operational, including right to the top of the fuel pump, the primmer pump was reconnected.
This had the effect of fix the problem of the car running bad.
In hind sight the performance may not have returned back to peek
Occasionally the car would miss a it did in the first instance, but never more than a single miss
In the last two weeks the car rapidly developed the original problem again and has now got to a point where the car will not do more than about 40-60km and any improvement immediately after start up is short live down to about ½ km and is completely un drivable.
New fuel filter
Re removed fuel primer and replaced with inline bulb primer
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 AT 3:07 AM