1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

running out of gas?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by NCCruiser302, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. NCCruiser302

    NCCruiser302

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    so I was driving up the hill to school yesterday, and all the sudden, after running pretty flawlessly, my engine started acting like it was running out of gas(which it definitely shouldn't have been) by a miracle I made it home. I pulled the fuel filter off, and gas started pouring out of the line, way more than usual, as if there was a bunch of pressure built up in my tank. Any ideas? it can't even make it up my driveway now
     
  2. Heartworm

    Heartworm

    Messages:
    1,639
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Too much gas?

    Your problem may be too much gas. Check to make sure that your carb is not flooding. If there is gas coming out around the base of the carb it would be a sign that is what is happening.
     
  3. Tinker

    Tinker

    Messages:
    2,865
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Larkspur, CO
    You're being stingy with clues: 60 or 62, stock or desmogged, new/old fuel filter, etc.?

    Both models have positive gas tank ventilation through the charcoal canister in the engine compartment. The 60 has a servo valve that recycles it to the air cleaner IIRC. Dunno about a 62 but it has to be similar (EPA regs).

    When you say you can't make it up your driveway, what do you mean: engine idles but won't accelerate? We need more clues.
     
  4. 60wag

    60wag SILVER Star

    Messages:
    1,922
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    Failing fuel pump?
     
  5. Turkeypen

    Turkeypen

    Messages:
    1,076
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Location:
    Weaverville, NC
    I believe he has an '87 FJ60. Start simple and cheap, replace the fuel filter, check the air filter, make sure a mouse hasn't taken up residence in you air intake during the recent cold spell.

    On another note, I see you are also in Asheville! Check out Upstate Cruisers in the clubhouse section.