This happened to me twice, once going and once coming, on my Roadster Factory
Summer Party last year. Got a new fuel tank from VB when I got home. Rarely
do I get anything from anyone other than TRF for the Triumph, but the VB gas
tank was the only economical tank I could find. TRF doesn't carry (or didn't
) anything in stock. If the trash is coming from the tank, the best thing to
do is replace it.
On Jun 22, 2011, at 5:00 PM, James Henningsen wrote:
> That's one of the best things about our triumph group! They are always
willing to help on eanother when in need. Sorry to hear your beautiful TR4
cut out on you and glad you got her running without to much hassle.
> Jim Henningsen
> 62 TR4
> 75 TR6
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> Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 1:55 PM
> Subject: [TR] Side of the Road
>> The TR4 took me to the side of the road, Route 30 in OHIO, coming home
>> the TRA National Meeting in Ft Wayne, Indiana. In fact I was there
>> several times. Out in the middle of no where on a Sunday. She would run
>> half mile or so and then slowly die. First I tried to trouble shoot
>> electrics with no success then I opened the tops of the SU's to find them
>> looked at Beverly and told her we were most likely toast. It was weird,
>> the fuel pump was pumping gas as I disconnected the line, the Four would
>> for 5 to 10 minutes, then fire up normally but would only go a 1/2 mile
>> before running out of gas again.
>> I was ready to give up and call for a Hook when the calvary arrived in the
>> form of Pat Davis, hauling his TR2, his Buddy Rich (no not he famous
>> drummer) hauling a TR4, my friend John Nelson and Jim Shear both driving
>> They were all then on the side of the road as well.
>> Pat was the fire plug. We are going to get this puppy going again he was
>> saying over and over. I was skeptical, thinking that the AC fuel pump
>> gone south. Rich had a spare fuel filter and Pat was insistent that we
>> out of the way and let him install it. THANK YOU Pat! Bingo! The Four
>> fired up and I never looked back the 90 miles to home.
>> We often talk about it. True Triumph Friends are of great value to each
>> other. None of the four who stopped were going to leave me on the side of
>> the road until we had tried all on the spot remedies available. Thanks
>> to all.
>> There was a bunch of black junk in the old filter. Rich was talking of
>> the horrors of ethanol added to gas ruining all the rubber fuel lines. He
>> referred to some braided lines that were available and may be the
>> Anyone know about those or any other fix?
>> As a side issue I filled up before I left at a BP station. Premium 93.
>> The pump was so slow it must have taken 15 minutes to fill up. I wonder
>> I was pumping a bunch of black junk from the bottom of their tank.
>> See you Guys on the Road,
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