What you're describing is a common symptom of a plugged or collapsing pickup screen inside the fuel tank. They will stretch out and allow fuel to pass after sitting for five to ten minutes. To verify this, attach a fuel pressure gauge. I've been through this three times with two cars. Normal fuel pressure varies between 45 to 55 pounds on my '88 Grand Caravan. When this problem occurs, it will gradually drop to 20 pounds. The first symptom shows up, surging, then stalling, when the pressure drops to 15 pounds. Some engines will not run properly when fuel pressure drops as little as five pounds below specs.
I run the test gauge's hose under the rear edge of the hood, then I clip the gauge under the right wiper arm, or I tie it to the radio antenna, so I can watch it while driving.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 AT 5:29 PM