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Old 02-13-2008, 01:12 AM   #1
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Is there any thing else you can do or use instead of a fuel gauge to get the air out the lines?
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crank the engine?
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Is there any thing else you can do or use instead of a fuel gauge to get the air out the lines?
Uh, turn the fuel pump on at the ALDL connector? The regulator is on the output side of the rail and dumps excess back to the tank. Once the pump runs for about 10 seconds, there shouldn't be any air left in the rails or fuel line.

If you have a leak somewhere (sticking injector, bad regulator) then you might get some air back in after the pressure bleeds off, but under normal circumstances, the rails are always full of fuel (even when the pressure drops to zero after engine shutdown)
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well the scenario is...I started my car remotely so I can head out and get some gas, then the car died, because it ran out of gas. Luckily the gas station is almost in front of my house. so I put a little over a gallon in the tank. and still wont start. The last time this happened I had a fuel pressure gauge hooked up and the car started, but I don't have that gauge anymore. So just jumper the pump and thats it. I don't have to mess with the fuel regulator or the valve?

And no I didn't drive the gas down, it was stolen. Ain't that a bitch. And I no the SSE'* have the locking door, but the door latch is broke and I'm going to replace it tomorrow. But that'* a dam shame...Violating my female like that!
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...so I put a little over a gallon in the tank. and still wont start. ...!
There is the problem. You need to put in more gas when they run empty. At least 2 gallons and more is better. Many cars are this way today.
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...so I put a little over a gallon in the tank. and still wont start. ...!
There is the problem. You need to put in more gas when they run empty. At least 2 gallons and more is better. Many cars are this way today.
x2 On a slight incline one time it took 6 gallons to get my Lesabre cranked again.
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if you cranked and cranked on it with little to no fuel in the tank, there is a good chance you burned up your fuel pump.
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if you cranked and cranked on it with little to no fuel in the tank, there is a good chance you burned up your fuel pump.
Oooohh don't scare me like that. I just got through changing a heater core on this thing.
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I put 5.2 gallons of gas in the tank and it'* just not starting up. I don't want to drain the battery down. why would a fuel gauge help the car start up anyway? Couldn't I use some starter fluid in my case?
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can you hear the pump turn on when you turn the key to ACC? its a distinctive hum that will run for only 2 seconds

the pump is needed to get fuel pressure to the injectors. starting fluid is for carburated cars and won't help you a bit
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