Mine does this every once in awhile, more or less on a regualr
interval...driving the city streets of Chicago, the stuff in the tank
makes it way up into the fule filter and the symptoms are the
same...keep a spare fuel filter in your boot.
"Peter S." wrote:
> Crap in the fuel tank is being churned up when you're driving on gravel
> roads. Then it plugs up the fuel inlet pipe in the tank. Thats my guess.
> Peter S
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Winnie Olmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: 'Steven P Yezo' <email@example.com>; 'spitfire'
> Sent: Sunday, October 03, 1999 4:36 AM
> Subject: RE: "Sputtering" after prolonged low speeds
> > The difference between your problem and mine is that I have superb
> > performance and acceleration at all times EXCEPT after a prolonged idle or
> > 2nd gear drive down gravel roads. Really strange!!
> > Winnie (Win)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Steven P Yezo
> > Sent: Saturday, October 02, 1999 9:34 PM
> > To: spitfire
> > Subject: Fw: "Sputtering" after prolonged low speeds
> > sounds definitly fuel related you can check the output of your fuel pump
> > cranking it with a fuel line from the fuel pump into a can be carefull of
> > course,or the fuel bowl is not filling up. you have to check the float
> > also check if the float is not cracked or has a hole in it. My spit had a
> > similar prob it would idle fine and accelerate sowly ok but when I got on
> > it, it would bog out found out by having someone give it the gas when
> > and I checked the fuel filter in the trunk and it wasn;t filling up. Yes
> > gunk in the tank had to clean it out and put some of that miracle
> > sealer/coater in the tank, you would be surprised on how much crap was in
> > there after 25 years.
> > Steve Yezo
> > 68 TR250
> > 74 Spitfire 1500
> > From: Winnie Olmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >
> > >I live down 5 miles of dirt road. I take it slow whenever I'm on a gravel
> > >road. The car runs fine until I get to the pavement and accelerate. It
> > >sputters and "bucks". After a quarter mile or so all is well. I can
> > >at high speeds. I can stop for traffic lights and then smoothly
> > >through the gears. If I'm in stop and go traffic, stopped at the Dunkin
> > >Donuts take out line or a traffic signal for an extended period, I get
> > >same symptoms. Seems like the trouble occurs when I've spent a
> > >(longer than the average traffic light) at low RPM, that the trouble
> > occurs.
> > >Could the fuel pump be in-efficient at low RPM and the float bowl gets
> > >Any ideas?
> > >
> > >Thanks
> > >Winnie
> > >
> > >79 Spit
> > >72 TR6
> > >