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by jseabolt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Contaminated fuel or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Contaminated fuel or something else?

I've had cars sit for a year or more and not have a fuel problem. It sounds to me like you have a pressure problem that is worse when the sediment from your tank being contaminated sits at the bottom and gets ingested into the pump. It's been maybe a couple of years but I replaced the fuel filter. ...
by jseabolt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Contaminated fuel or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Contaminated fuel or something else?

It's got to be the fuel. When the car sits for an extended period of time wheather it be two or six months this tends to happen. After this incident Monday, the car has ran fine the rest of the week and hasn't even stalled at idle. Another weird thing. The idle speed has also increased a little bit....
by jseabolt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Contaminated fuel or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Contaminated fuel or something else?

I drove the car home (8 miles) and today again (8 miles) and it never missed a beat. So as of now, I'm not going to worry about it. Like I said my Subaru does this same thing every now and then so I guess when you got all that electrical signals going on, expect a fluke to happen at some point. Not ...
by jseabolt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Contaminated fuel or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Contaminated fuel or something else?

It's pretty easy to rule out contaminated fuel. Disconnect the fuel line at the pump, drain the tank, and pull the sender to check the condition of the tank. Shake any water or debris out of the pump and put a new fuel filter in while you are at it. Checking for something else takes a bit longer. I...
by jseabolt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Contaminated fuel or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: Contaminated fuel or something else?

There's a lot in your description to chew on, especially given that this could be either an electrical problem or a fuel issue, and the first big step would be to narrow down which it is. Given your observation about the fuel gauge, it sounds electrical, but there could be more than one thing going...
by jseabolt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 165HR13 / 185/70R13 Kumho Tires
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: 165HR13 / 185/70R13 Kumho Tires

kgfiske wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Any suggestions on a set of P185/60R14 tires? There are 3 different brands of tires on the 82 that I recently acquired and they are all toast.

Walmart's website had some P185/65/R14 tires listed for something like $27 a piece!
by jseabolt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Contaminated fuel or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Contaminated fuel or something else?

I may have mentioned this awhile back. My Spider has developed a two part issue and I have no idea where to start looking. I park my Subaru in spring and drive my other classics through the summer. I'll get one out and drive it for awhile, park it and drive another. I drove my Spider back in March o...
by jseabolt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Guy Croft website for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1040

Re: Guy Croft website for sale

I bought gaskets from Croft, a NOS IDF air box from FAZA (and listened to unfiltered Al), a tranny and a canvas top from Caribou, a ton of stuff from Chris Obert, and Bruce, and Vick and International, and even LineaRossa... mostly 10 - 20 years ago when they were the suppliers. All of these guys m...
by jseabolt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Guy Croft website for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1040

Re: Guy Croft website for sale

I will have to say that he was the only person who was selling twin cam exhaust manifold gaskets made of Grafoil material. Where the other typical ones just would not hold up for turbo use and fall apart. And I did buy some good head bolts and a good headgasket from him. Although the machine shop sc...
by jseabolt
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: A different kind of service bulletin
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: A different kind of service bulletin

This is all fine and dandy but does not explain why customers for new or used cars at a dealership have to wait up to three hours to actually drive home in their recent purchase. Home settlement takes less time. The last few cars I've bought (for my wife), they make you sign about 15 to 20 pieces o...