Stuck in reverse!

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Re: Stuck in reverse!

Postby Plin » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:16 pm

:sad8: oh bother! Hopefully after you wave your magic spanners over the Fiat all will be happy with all your fleet soon!
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Re: Stuck in reverse!

Postby MM » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:36 pm

Well, having left the Fiat on the driveway for the last 3 weeks or so because it kept cutting out, today I removed the fuel pump under the back seat to inspect it and the state of the fuel tank.

There was a layer approx. 1cm thick in places :shock: of sludge sediment (combination of rust and dirt/silt particles) in the base of the pump, so I carefully cleaned it all out. The tank itself was fairly clean apart from surface rust at the bottom, which seemed fairly firmly attached so I left it.

However, on taking it for a drive to the local supermarket and to put 5 litres of fresh fuel in, although it performs a little better, it still cut out a couple of times and was difficult to restart. Same again when I went out for a short run this evening.

Not sure what to look at next: I've tried all the usual new fuel filter, cleaning out the SPi throttle body and idle control valve, changing crank position sensor and coil packs, fuel pump relay, checking ECU connections, etc. :?
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Re: Stuck in reverse!

Postby MM » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:22 pm

Well, I finally may have cracked it - over the last few days of running into city centre traffic there has been no recurrence of the dreaded cutting out. :)

I think it was a combination of the sludge in the bottom of the fuel pump, plus fitting a new crank position sensor has helped.
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Re: Stuck in reverse!

Postby Plin » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:03 pm

:D Here's hoping it is indeed fixed and you can get a rest from sorting cars for a while.

(unless you will have withdrawal symptoms - you can always meddle with my noisy again 1996 Clio clutch?!!)
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