suspect fuel filter or pump

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Wed Aug 6 13:02:17 EDT 2003

> From: "Archibald, Jon" <Jarchibald at>
> Sounds a LOT like a clogged fuel filter, change it asap, work from
> there. Fuel pumps either work or don't IME, in other words, if the fuel
> pump was dead, you would not be able to start it at all, period. Might
> possibly be a fuel pressure issue (bad fuel pressure regulator), but I'd
> go with fuel filter since you should change it at least once a year
> anyway.
Doesn't sound like a fuel filter to me.  A loaded FF will usually start
giving problems at high fuel flow rats, not at startup or idle.  Mine is
still going strong at 170K.  DFI if IAB!

> Jon Archibald
> Message: 2
> From: Lou.Martin at

> Got stranded on the way home last night; lost power, engine quit,
> electrics ok, tried starting - fired up but quit.  Towed it home, tried
> starting - fired up for couple of seconds, then quit.  Put it out of
> mind for the night (too many problems cropping up recently).
> I'll consult the Bentley tonight, but a few hints would be appreciated.
> Is there a separate fuel filter?  When does the pump start running,
> should I be able to hear it.
> Regards, LOU

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