[Es2] Project update...seriously bad gas

Ben Klumper bklumper at mdbworld.com
Tue Jul 6 14:36:52 EDT 2004


How old is the gas? Mine sat for a year and didn't have any issues. Just
wondering if it could be something else frying the pump. To blow two seems
odd. Could there be too much juice going to it? How are the fuel pump


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jimmy Pribble" <Jimmy at texasbankers.com>
To: <es2 at audifans.com>
Cc: <general at austinaudiclub.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: [Es2] Project update...seriously bad gas

> > My report: I got a used fuel pump (Thanks, Mike!) and it's working fine.
> > Also, is "going slow" a failure mode for the starter?  It just barely
> turns....whir(pause)....whir(pause)....whir(pause)....(smell of burning
> power draw).
> ----
> Had a chance to troubleshoot the car yesterday and discovered that the
> starter problem (and probably the slew of trouble codes) was caused by
> improper grounding.  So, we put together a couple of nice new ground
> and the starter cranked strong...whir-whir-whir-whir and the ECU only
> a 2111 code because the motor wasn't started.  We were ecstatic!  I just
> knew that we were moments from firing the motor!  "Say, I don't hear the
> fuel pump, do you?  No?  Hmmm, let's short it at the fuse box and see what
> happens.  Nothing?  Uh oh.  Okay, let's give it juice directly.  Still
> nothing?"  *sigh*  I guess I thought my original fuel pump was ruined
> because it had sat in aging gasoline for so long, but the amount of time
> didn't matter, because the new (used) fuel pump, which was definitely
> working when we installed it a week ago, was deader than dead from trying
> run the bad gas.  &%#*>?#$%^!!!!  Stupid me; I should have put in fresh
> That mistake is going to cost me.  One more time: anybody got a spare fuel
> pump they want to sell?
> The good news is that we really are very close to starting it up.  I'll
> order a fuel pump and maybe we can get it running by next week.
> Any creative ways to get rid of 3.5 gallons of rotten gasoline?  I also
> an unexploded airbag in my garage, so needless to say, my ideas are
> towards the scofflaw end of the spectrum.  Whoops, that probably bought me
> visit from the ATF.  Just kidding, Carnivore!
> Later,
> Jimmy
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