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wa8yxm

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Posted: 01/08/19 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am going to tell you the story of a padlocked dealer (it may explain the padlock)

My wife had a Mercury Tracer (AKA Ford Escort with a new paint job) and since the FORD dealer was walking distance that's were I took it for a tune up. THey did half the job and it still ran rough so I ask 'em to diagnose

They diagnosed a leaking fuel pump (300 dollars) Visual inspection showed they caused the leak. no question in my highly trained mind on that issue.. Still ran rough

I wound up puttin new spark plug wires on .. Which THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE AS PART OF THE TUNE UP.. Ran like new.

Did I report them to DMV.. OF Course the inspector is a friend of mine and a fellow ham radio operator. His son was one of my Dispatches at State Police.


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Posted: 01/08/19 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

First bad gas can indeed clog just one or two or three injectors and .. Well the longer you run with it the more get clogged.

Second. multiply ways to drain the tank

Assuming you have a B.I.R.D. (bi-directional isolator device) you can simply plug in to keep battery charged. Disconnect fuel line at the filter and turn key to ON. firing up the in-tank fuel pump and let it drain off. Disposal of haz-mat (Gasoline) is up to you. I'd suggest a 'flash pan" and burn it But only if you are in an area where you can do that safely and without angering the fire gods (Law enforcement). Major danger in doing that if you don't know how (IE The other fire gods. Plastic Surgeons been there done that not fun)

|Or a siphon hose.. or both.

Then fill and treat to clean up remaining gas.
DOn't forget to change the fuel filter for if the gas is bad.. SO IS THE FILTER.


Fuel pump won't run unless you bypass the pump relay.
Relay designed to only run fuel pump when you have oil pressure or 30 seconds for starting.
Syphon out old gas and check with local fire department to see if they can use it for training exercise.
Have Auto Parts Store read codes.

Jayco-noslide

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Posted: 01/08/19 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have an older V-10 motor home. It was missing slightly and the mechanic found a bad coil. Big improvement in power. The "bad gas" sounds really suspicious to me. I think I would get a second opinion.


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Posted: 01/08/19 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

I am going to tell you the story of a padlocked dealer (it may explain the padlock)

My wife had a Mercury Tracer (AKA Ford Escort with a new paint job) and since the FORD dealer was walking distance that's were I took it for a tune up. THey did half the job and it still ran rough so I ask 'em to diagnose

They diagnosed a leaking fuel pump (300 dollars) Visual inspection showed they caused the leak. no question in my highly trained mind on that issue.. Still ran rough

I wound up puttin new spark plug wires on .. Which THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE AS PART OF THE TUNE UP.. Ran like new.

Did I report them to DMV.. OF Course the inspector is a friend of mine and a fellow ham radio operator. His son was one of my Dispatches at State Police.
The DMV closed a dealership because you complained to a ham radio operator that you got a bad tuneup? Sorry, but the bull stuff pile is getting deep.

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