FI 2.0 liter stall, wait, start.

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Jivermo
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FI 2.0 liter stall, wait, start.

Post by Jivermo » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:59 pm

My bus, which has been running very nicely, has done something twice that puzzles me. I have been at idle, and the engine begins to miss a bit, and then dies. Then, it will not start right away. But, if I wait a few minutes, it starts up as though nothing was ever amiss. And then it runs very well again. The action is similar to running out of gas, but I have plenty of gas, a new filter, and the pump seems OK. Any idea at what to look for? Very weird.

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Re: FI 2.0 liter stall, wait, start.

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:03 am

I am so late to this thread. Any updates? What WAS making the fuel pump cut out?
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: FI 2.0 liter stall, wait, start.

Post by Jivermo » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:02 pm

No update. The problem has not recurred, and the bus starts, runs and idles well. But something caused this, and I know well that it is lurking there, waiting for me to begin to relax and think all is well. Is that the nature of these infernal machines?

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Re: FI 2.0 liter stall, wait, start.

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:44 am

Jivermo wrote:No update. The problem has not recurred, and the bus starts, runs and idles well. But something caused this, and I know well that it is lurking there, waiting for me to begin to relax and think all is well. Is that the nature of these infernal machines?
Relaaax . . . allllll is well.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: FI 2.0 liter stall, wait, start.

Post by SlowLane » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:03 pm

Jivermo wrote:waiting for me to begin to relax and think all is well. Is that the nature of these infernal machines?
Wait, you've owned an air-cooled VW for how long, and you're only now starting to ask that question? :cherry:
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