So I made the mistake of thinking I could farther than I actually could. Stopped at a gas station and now she won’t start despite having a full tank. What gives?
She turns over just fine and doesn’t sound like there’s anything grinding or whining. I her towed to a tire discounters and their taking a look at it while I’m here at work.A good question: What exactly do you mean by "won't start"? Did you actually run out of fuel to the point that the engine quit? Did anything else occur at that time?
A single, or even multiple, instance of low fuel is not going to damage the fuel pump. Consistently keeping the tank at a low level (like below a quarter) may. I frequently run to near-empty and haven't seen any problems.
Well they just called and apparently they got it start but it was spewing oil out the tailpipe, sounded weird and shut off. There’s no compression at all now and said that the engine is probably blown.Sounds like speculation at this point. It may have nothing to do with low fuel.
This appears to be the culmination of the problem you were having seven months ago.Well they just called and apparently they got it start but it was spewing oil out the tailpipe, sounded weird and shut off. There’s no compression at all now and said that the engine is probably blown.
Now I’m at a loss…
If I give you .y wife's email, will you tell her this? Been nagged about it for 15 years because of something her father told her when she was a teenager.The low fuel overheating the pump in the tank is a myth. Our pumps sit in a fuel bowl that takes in fuel from the bottom through a Venturi. Excess fuel press is dumped back into the bowl which is about 6” high, keeping it full all the time. Unless you physically run it down to where it stalls, there is fuel and cooling.
Might be true for the older pumps. Definitely not the case for the pumps in the kappas. The actual pump is inside the white bucketIf I give you .y wife's email, will you tell her this? Been nagged about it for 15 years because of something her father told her when she was a teenager.
The older pump/tank designs certainly made it easier to suck air, but - it was the carb that really led some substance to this. The car would run quite happily off fuel in the bowl while the pump was sucking air through more and more corners as the fuel level dropped.Might be true for the older pumps. ...