[V8] Check engine light, OXS light, and "brake" light

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Wed May 17 10:18:01 EDT 2006

Wouldn't a returnless fuel system be more likely to vapor lock?

I suppose that if this were a big problem, you could put a small oil cooler in
the fuel return line to try to keep the tank fuel temperature down, seems like
overkill but maybe in some situations it would be helpfull??


Quoting Tony and Lillie <tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net>:

> Just try to convince me of that at the top of the pass at 115 degrees when
> the fuel actaully boils and the car quits. Coasting down the hill for about
> 25 minutes letting it cool was all it took. Oh, and that's the only time the
> current 4000Q ever stranded me. I've now got a setup to put ice against the
> tank for those situations. The V8 has never done that, but it's also never
> been up there past 100 degrees. Hmmm............I'll have to try in two
> months or so ........................
> Either way, it is a good design for the times. Now, of course, we have
> return-less injection systems. Just wish a retrofit was easy.
> Tony Hoffman
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <dsaad at icehouse.net>
> To: <v8 at audifans.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 8:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [V8] Check engine light, OXS light, and "brake" light
> >I am pretty sure I read this in the tech training manual, but it really
> >applies
> > to any fuel injected car -
> >
> > Basically, you are out of gas when there is two gallons of fuel in the
> > tank.
> > The reason is that you can suck air as the gas sloshes around, and as
> > pointed
> > out earlier, the fuel acts as coolant to prevent vapor lock.
> > Of course you can continue to drive until the motor stops if you want...
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >

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