It was running fine and all the sudden after sitting for only about half hour, the car started, ran rough for a minute and shut off, it started again and ran for about thirty seconds and shut off and would not start again.
Here is what I have done so far:
- Changed out the fuel filter (I had assumed since I bought this car at a dealer a year or so ago that they would have changed the fuel filter, oil etc. Before putting it on the lot, the filter was OEM and the fuel coming out of it looked almost like dirty oil it was so dark)
- Changed out the fuel pump, I can hear the fuel pump prime now but still does not seem to be getting fuel to the injectors somehow. (Could not hear the pump priming and after seeing how filthy the filter was, I assume it burned out the fuel pump)
- Checked for power and pulse at the electrical plug in at the injectors, both of those tests came out that there was both power and when cranking there was a pulse going to the injectors.
We thought maybe, since it only had quarter tank of gas when replacing the pump, there may be an issue with the gasoline being diluted or just dirty and not being able to gain ignition in the combustion chamber. We added another five gallons on top of that along with an STP Octane boost.
We still cannot get the car to start and I am at a loss as to what else it might be, we did get a can of starting fluid and the car will start with the starting fluid, it just will not stay running once the starting fluid is not being used.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 11:57 AM