Re: Engine quit, no fuel

From: Barry Oliver (
Date: Sun Jan 15 2012 - 23:59:25 EST wrote:
> wrote:
>> Sounds like you are getting there . Temps will be above freezing by
>> Tuesday . 40's, 50's , 60's vehicles were less difficult . Crazy
>> idea would be to make portable fuel tank with it's own 12 volt
>> electric fuel pump and hose connections , quick connect to throttle
>> bodys etc for special operations . Sounds like it is slowly thawing
>> & letting some fuel thru.
> That's what I thought at first, but it doesn't seem like there should
> be any ice left at this point? I will leave the heater running until
> I run out of fuel anyway, and see what happens, but at this point, I'm
> not sure.
> What I can't figure out is why it would stay running for 10 minutes
> the first time it quit. Earlier today it ran for a few minutes before
> quitting. Now though its just running for a few seconds at a time, if
> at all. Intermittent fuel pump?
Maybe all of your efforts have just thawed the ice crystals and you are
now dealing with working that water through the lines. Try another
bottle or 3 of heet. Then crank it and crank it. Even if it does not
start, you are pumping liquid, and eventually you will get back to

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