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Re: Fuel pump / line...?

Subject: Re: Fuel pump / line...?
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 14:42:50 -0400 (EDT)
On Sun, 7 Apr 1996 wrote:

> The car "stalls" randomly once at running temperature.  By randomly, I mean
> at any RPM, accelleration rate, etc.  It doesn't sputter or cough...there's
> no warning whatsoever.  It just dies.  Now, I should explain something.  When
> it stalls, it doesn;t initially die altogether.  The RPM drop to zero, but if
> I take the car out of gear, and turn the key, the starter grinds, indicating
> the engine is actually running.  I dont' get it... 
>  I'm assuming it's something to do with the fuel system ie. fuel pum going
> bad, or some sort of clog in the line, or maybe even an improper float level
> adjustment, but I figured I'd ask for some guidance before I started trouble
> shooting...

Sounds like your tachometer is ceasing to function.  Don't you listen for 
the engine before trying to restart it?  An MG whose engine cannot be 
heard running is a new one on me.

   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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