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Replaced my exhaust yesterday, and noticed a crack in the down-pipe. No big deal. Figured I would go fetch some 'fix it' cement after mowing the lawn.

Started up the lawn mower and made it about 25 feet before it died.

Spent the next 3 hours taking half the engine apart before re-assembling and getting it working again. Finished mowing the lawn at 8pm last night. Now this is especially irritating because I was supposed to leave town on a trip yesterday afternoon. No problem. I can handle a few delays.

Headed around the corner to the auto parts store to pick up some JB weld for a quick fix this morning. Upon firing up the 900 to leave the auto parts store the car stutters and dies on me after going about 25 feet. Great! Sounds like a fuel pump failure since the car will fire up fine for a few seconds, but seems to be starved. Can't tell for sure because I left my tools at home. Fortunately got a ride home and now have to get tools + extra pump back to the car for repair time. Once again my trip is delayed at least another day, and I'll probably wreak of petrol for 2-3 days, which means I won't get laid. What a f$%karoo!

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Just swapped out fuel pump in the parking lot, even though pressure seemed good. Checked for spark. Looks good. I checked crank sensor and it's good. Car starts and runs for about 3 seconds, and then when the needle goes to rest around 900 RPM it quits in a sputter. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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Yeah well in either case it's not happening. I'm stranded until I figure this out. The only women I am aware of that like the smell of petrol are diesel ***** and scary motorcycle chicks. :wink:
Pretty sure John Force's daughters don't mind it since they race.

 

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Replaced my exhaust yesterday, and noticed a crack in the down-pipe. No big deal. Figured I would go fetch some 'fix it' cement after mowing the lawn.

Started up the lawn mower and made it about 25 feet before it died.

Spent the next 3 hours taking half the engine apart before re-assembling and getting it working again. Finished mowing the lawn at 8pm last night. Now this is especially irritating because I was supposed to leave town on a trip yesterday afternoon. No problem. I can handle a few delays.

Headed around the corner to the auto parts store to pick up some JB weld for a quick fix this morning. Upon firing up the 900 to leave the auto parts store the car stutters and dies on me after going about 25 feet. Great! Sounds like a fuel pump failure since the car will fire up fine for a few seconds, but seems to be starved. Can't tell for sure because I left my tools at home. Fortunately got a ride home and now have to get tools + extra pump back to the car for repair time. Once again my trip is delayed at least another day, and I'll probably wreak of petrol for 2-3 days, which means I won't get laid. What a f$%karoo!

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Really? Last week, from 7:00am - 9:20am, I blew the transmission in my Yukon, drove over my kid's Tonka dumptruck with my Typhoon and ripped some of the cladding off, then threw a 2x12 through the windshield of my Aero at Home Depot.

A little fuel pump ain't nothin to sweat over.......
 

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We didn't meet at Carlisle. We should have. I'm neither of the above and I like the smell of petrol.

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I've already been proven wrong, and my previous opinion was based on my girlfriend complaining about it. She hates the smell of coffee as well. Too bad for her.

We'll have to catch up at Carlisle next year. I was only at this years festival for a very short time.
 

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I've tried giving it throttle to see if I could keep it running, but all it does is hang on a second or two longer before it dies. I've had it towed home, and will be testing all the electrical systems tomorrow.
 

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Best way to check if it's the AMM is to unplug it. If it runs fine (aside from the idle hunting up and down) unplugged, but doesn't run plugged in, you know it's junk.
 

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Really? Last week, from 7:00am - 9:20am, I blew the transmission in my Yukon, drove over my kid's Tonka dumptruck with my Typhoon and ripped some of the cladding off, then threw a 2x12 through the windshield of my Aero at Home Depot.

A little fuel pump ain't nothin to sweat over.......
That sounds a bit like my life at times.

That's one of the first things I tried. I'm hoping it's something simple in the end.
I can't remember but is the car turbo'ed at present? If so, did you replace the idle control valve when you did the job going from n/a to turbo? My idle control valve sooted up fairly good on Little Red last summer but in such a way that it held open and revved forever. I thought she was gonna blow.

Apparently, sooting is a concern for n/as. Not so much for turbos. Just some thoughts there.
 

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Also, check the hoses that go to the AIC from the throttle body. I had one split near the hose clamp on the throttle body (on the underside of the hose) and it caused it to die after 3 seconds of running. As soon as you'd hit the gas it'd instantly die.
 

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I can't remember but is the car turbo'ed at present? If so, did you replace the idle control valve when you did the job going from n/a to turbo? My idle control valve sooted up fairly good on Little Red last summer but in such a way that it held open and revved forever. I thought she was gonna blow.

Apparently, sooting is a concern for n/as. Not so much for turbos. Just some thoughts there.
Thanks Erica...I haven't gotten all the parts together yet to do the turbo. Still the peppy N/A just like Lil' Red. I did clean out the AIC about a month ago, and it was actually fairly clean. I will check it again tomorrow.

Also, check the hoses that go to the AIC from the throttle body. I had one split near the hose clamp on the throttle body (on the underside of the hose) and it caused it to die after 3 seconds of running. As soon as you'd hit the gas it'd instantly die.
This is probably the closest symptom explanation I've heard so far. Looks like the AIC and surrounding area will be first on the list in the morning. Thanks much for the advice everyone!
 

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This is probably the closest symptom explanation I've heard so far. Looks like the AIC and surrounding area will be first on the list in the morning. Thanks much for the advice everyone!
Yeah, and unfortunately for me, I didn't notice the split hose since it was underneath and out of sight, so I had to have the car towed home. Of course, I found the problem 3 minutes after it was in my driveway and had the spare hose in my garage. Go figure.
 
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