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Alternative Fuels, Diesel
#50 of 69 Re: Questions about Fuel Systems [kerasene]
Nov 23, 2007 (10:18 pm)
Some one told me that kerasene would destroy the fittings, seals, fuel lines, fuel pump ad fuel injectors
Yep, pretty much.
The new engines aren't as forgiving as the older diesels.
I wouldn't run kerosene.
#51 of 69 Re: Questions about Fuel Systems [kerasene]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 24, 2007 (10:55 am)
I can't imagine an emergency where kerosene would be easier to find than diesel fuel anyway. Diesel fuel is not particularly volatile, so it could be carried in the truck, if securely fastened.
I would imagine you'd destroy your injection pump using kerosene, which has no lubricating properties whatsoever----diesel fuel does.
I think you've been misinformed. Some people have added small amounts of kerosene to diesel fuel in brutal winter conditions (the Russians did this to their tanks in WW II, before the Germans copied the idea) but those were primitive older diesels.
Modern diesel engine are pretty fussy as to what you put into them.
So, in short---don't even THINK about doing this.
#52 of 69 Chevy 3500 Van 5.7 engine
Nov 24, 2007 (5:16 pm)
I need some help. I have a 2001 Chevy 3500 van with a 5.7 v-8 engine. When I turn the key to start, the starter works and the motor runs. As soon as I let the key go, the motor dies. Happens everytime. Any ideas?
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#53 of 69 Re: Chevy 3500 Van 5.7 engine [ebaliban]
Nov 25, 2007 (3:41 pm)
Sounds like a bad ignition switch.
#54 of 69 fuel leak
Dec 03, 2007 (5:21 am)
I have 1992 toyota camry v-6 that i had the gas filler pipe replaced. After replacing this and filling my tank i noticed i had a gas leak from the tank area. When i took it back the mechanic stated the small braided hose to the filler pipe was the problem so i replaced this. When I filled it up it leaked again dripping down from the tank. The mechanic then said i have a hole in the tank. This problem did not exist before i replaced the filler pipe.
When you drive it about 40 miles i do not notice any gas leak. What else can I do. The gas tank on this car is very expensive and i do not want to replace unless necessary
#55 of 69 Re: fuel leak [sap1]
Dec 03, 2007 (11:35 am)
Seriously, take it to another mechanic for second opinion. Your first one is simply guessing and replacing parts at your expense.
#56 of 69 1990 Dodge omni Fuel Shutoff
Dec 10, 2007 (3:55 am)
I just replaced the head on the 2.2 L dodge omni. The timing is correct, fuel is getting to the carb and good spark to all cylinders. But, the engine won't start, I think when I had the head off I fliped over the head and activated the fuel shutoff safety device. How do I reset the fuel shoutoff safety device?
#57 of 69 Re: 1990 Dodge omni Fuel Shutoff [sdrowe]
Dec 10, 2007 (8:28 am)
Do a compression test on the cylinders, to confirm that your camshaft timings are correct.
Dec 14, 2007 (7:39 pm)
I have a 93 ford thunderbird 5.0 and i have to crank it for a few seconds to start it at all times but when its very cold it dies sometimes and the second time i crank it it fires right up and fuel pump is making noise at all times as well other than that it runs perfectly no hesitation and plenty of power also idles smooth is this the start of a major problem replies appreciated thank you.
#59 of 69 Re: Should i be worried [thursty_turtle]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 14, 2007 (9:04 pm)
I would check pressure in the fuel rail. Perhaps the fuel pressure regulator is bleeding off. Also perhaps the rail is not being primed when you turn the key to "ON", before you crank. This would be a relay problem.