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Alternative Fuels, Diesel
#40 of 69 Re: joehilbilly [joehilbilly]
Sep 06, 2007 (9:31 pm)
Air filter good?
No restrictions in the intake? collapsed hose and that sort.
Another common cause of that symptom is a clogged cat.
#41 of 69 "99 Mercedes SLK 230 Flashing fuel warning light
Nov 09, 2007 (5:42 pm)
The fuel warning light started flashing. Manual says it means gas cap loose, bad gasket on it , not put back on properly or a "fuel Leak" somewhere in the system. The cap seems tight enough so I started talking to mechanics. One mechanic said he could do a "smoke test" to see where the leak is but this could be costly. Another one said "buy a new cap; the gaskets do wear out." Even caps for MB's aren't cheap ( especially if that's not the problem) Does anyone have any ideas on how to proceed? Also, the retractrable hardtop has just stopped working...HELP.
#42 of 69 Re: "99 Mercedes SLK 230 Flashing fuel warning light [maxeybilly]
Nov 11, 2007 (9:29 am)
I'd go for the gas cap. That is 99% chance the problem. Heck it takes a few re-test the system so it may only be that it was loose. Gas cap from pep-boys should fit even a MB.
#43 of 69 1992 Lincoln Town Car Fuel Pump
Nov 14, 2007 (1:26 pm)
I have a 1992 Lincoln Town Car Executive that I am being told that the fuel pump is going out. Where is it located and how would someone know this?
#44 of 69 Re: 1992 Lincoln Town Car Fuel Pump [shirlee1]
Nov 14, 2007 (4:35 pm)
fuel pump is in the fuel tank.
What kind of problem are you having?
The only way to confirm if the fuel pump is having a problem is to check the fuel pressure and see what it is.
Or, if it is making unbearable noise.
But before replacing the pump, the fuel filter should be changed if it has been a very long time since it was replaced.
#45 of 69 Re: 1992 Lincoln Town Car Fuel Pump [0patience]
Nov 14, 2007 (5:19 pm)
car is making a whistling sort of noise and someone told me it was the fuel pump. It does need a new fuel filter so I will do that and have the pressure checked. Thanks so much for your reply
#46 of 69 Re: 1992 Lincoln Town Car Fuel Pump [shirlee1]
Nov 14, 2007 (10:29 pm)
Is the whistling noise a bussing noise or a whistling noise?
Is it coming from the engine compartment or the rear of the vehicle.
If it isn't coming from the rear of the vehicle, in the area of the fuel cap, then it isn't the fuel pump.
If it is a whistling noise in the engine compartment, then it could be a belt or pully.
Hard to say.
#47 of 69 Re: 1992 Lincoln Town Car Fuel Pump [0patience]
Nov 15, 2007 (7:13 am)
It is a whistling sound and I hear it when I am in the car so hard to say where it is coming from. It does not make the sound all the time. Another question I have is how do you get to the fuel pump? Does the whole gas tank have to be dropped and access gained that way?
#48 of 69 Re: 1992 Lincoln Town Car Fuel Pump [shirlee1]
Nov 15, 2007 (5:42 pm)
Another question I have is how do you get to the fuel pump? Does the whole gas tank have to be dropped and access gained that way?
yep, the tank would have to be dropped.
Honestly though, if it is a whistling noise, I seriously doubt it is the fuel pump.
I Can't hear the noise, so I could be wrong.
#49 of 69 Re: Questions about Fuel Systems [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 23, 2007 (7:22 pm)
Question. The new 2007,2008 Dodge Rams, in the event of an emergency, could a person run A-1 kerasene without damaging the diesel engine, or would it even start using kerasene? I understand the new engines, that the computer won't like the stuff. The new low ultra sulfur stuff is all it takes. Some one told me that kerasene would destroy the fittings, seals, fuel lines, fuel pump ad fuel injectors. Again however, in an emergency, how far could you drive and would it damage anything electrical? I understood that you could run kerasene and that in fact thats basicly what was being used in the winter time from the gas pumps. However, hearing about the new ultra low sulfer diesel makes me a little worried. What do you think anyone. Thanks