Ran her out of gas

  • ilikescars
  • ilikescars's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • ACD Club Member
  • ACD Club Member
More
10 May 2008 01:44 #10041 by ilikescars
ilikescars created the topic: Ran her out of gas
I drove the 35 Auburn yesterday and forgot to check the gas level with the old dip stick. Luckily I ran out of gas almost in front of my son's house, so I was able to borrow some fuel from him. When I got her started again, she was running awful, like a valve or two were stuck open. Spitting flames out of the exhaust, going down the road! After putting in fresh gas, it took two more miles to start running properly again.

I've never experienced this before, but my theory is that dregs from the bottom of the gas tank must have caused the valves to get crudded-up and caused some to stick open. (Is this possible?)

I suppose that it would be a good idea to drain out the tank once in awhile to get rid of the crap at the bottom...

Mark

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • mikespeed35
  • mikespeed35's Avatar
  • Offline
  • ACD Club Life Member
  • ACD Club Life Member
More
10 May 2008 05:23 #10042 by mikespeed35
mikespeed35 replied the topic:
I never put the L-29 or Auburn away with any fuel or water in them. Drain them when I put them away and put fresh in at spring. That way I always have fresh fuel and water and no crap in either. Yes I said water, not antifreeze. I add water pump lub. to the water. Water runs 15 degrees cooler than antifreeze.
CORDially Mike

Mike Huffman

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
10 May 2008 15:26 #10044 by K Clark
K Clark replied the topic: Water
Not only does the water cool quicker, if for some unforeseen reason it wants to spit some out , it is easier to clean up. The advantages of antifreeze is that it has antirust. And we all know that there is always plenty of that already in these engines.
Ken Clark

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • ilikescars
  • ilikescars's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • ACD Club Member
  • ACD Club Member
More
20 Nov 2008 00:03 #11929 by ilikescars
ilikescars replied the topic: Gas
I figured out the problem: I had poured some Stabil into the gas tank and that is what caused the poor running. It's much better to mix the Stabil with a two-gallon can of gas and then pour that gas into the tank. If the stabilizer isn't mixed first, it will just sink to the bottom of the gas tank.

Mark

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Nov 2008 02:20 #11930 by Joel
Joel replied the topic: Re: Ran her out of gas

ilikescars wrote: I've never experienced this before, but my theory is that dregs from the bottom of the gas tank must have caused the valves to get crudded-up and caused some to stick open. (Is this possible?)...

Mark



I don't think do. The fuel pickup is always drawing fuel from the bottom of the tank, regardless of the fuel level.

Joel Nystrom
1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
20 Nov 2008 21:19 #11934 by oldbanger71
oldbanger71 replied the topic:
You might still have some debrise in your tank, which has ben succed into your carburator causing poor running if you don't have a gazfilter just after the tank and / or an other bevor your carburator. If you have one filter somewhere in your gazline, this can be clogged teporarly, gaz filters are alway good, just in case, but they have to be check reularley and carry a spare with you . Valves arren't likley stuck as they only get in contact with a gazified airmixture pushed in by the carburator. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

The more i know, the more i realize that i don't know enough.
812 310 121 S

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.109 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum