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Old 12-08-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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My sister has a 1992 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight. For the most part the car runs fine however whenever the gas tank is BELOW half the car will sometimes die on fast turns. She described it to me as when on the exit ramp from the freeway it dies. She'll have to pull over and restart the car to get going again. BUT when the gas tank is OVER half full the issue doesn't happen.

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Yes. The original strainer on 92'* was too small. It'* a filter on the fuel pump pickup. It'* too small to get fuel when it'* low enough and turning, usually right. It require the fuel tank be dropped to fix. Might as well put in a new pump while you're at it.
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i thought there was an issue with the 92 tank baffles too.

maybe even a tsb about them
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Having personal experience with 3 92s, the small strainer has been on all of them. But I've never personally seen a bad tank baffle. I've heard of a few though. I suppose it'* something to be prepared for when you drop the tank.
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Having personal experience with 3 92s, the small strainer has been on all of them. But I've never personally seen a bad tank baffle. I've heard of a few though. I suppose it'* something to be prepared for when you drop the tank.
in both of my 92 c bodies that problem occurs at about 1/4 tank. it is usually a right turn issue. they wont move for a sec or two. but they never stall though.

i read somewhere on here about a problem with the baffles. i think it was a free dealership fix, but not sure. im gonna search a little

*edit* "quick search" yeah right. there are many issues with the 92 strainers and baffles. just search for "92 tank baffle" and there is much ino to be found. to much to post here.

personally, if its a car you plan on keeping, i would replace the tank as well.
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