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April 12, 2011, 6:22 pm

Johnathan S
 

Question: 1986 ford escort gt fuel issues

I have a 1986 ford escort gt I recently bought and I am having some fuel issues with it. The guy I purchased it from said it sat in the yard for a couple years and had not moved, so driving home I noticed it started to stall and miss then just died after about 10 minutes it would start back with no problems not idle rough or miss then all of a sudden it would die again. He says it has brand new injectors and a new wiring harness and I replaced the fuel filter. My guess, since it sat for years is a combination of bad gas and trash in the tank. I would like a second opinion before I start dropping the tank. Like I said it will idle for hours and hours no problem, 2 minutes down the road and you're probably walking back.


April 14, 2011, 8:53 pm

Tyler O
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If you want to double check that, install a fuel pressure gauge and check the pressure.

Sounds likely.


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