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Old 10-06-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Last night on my way home from the store, I turned the corner and decided I was gonna pin it to the speed limit. *SPUTTER SPUTTER POP POP POP*. First thing that came to my mind "Uh oh, time to hook the scantool up". So I proceeded to do that. Hmm...everything looked good, no KR at redline whatsoever, no codes, so WTH? I had less than a 1/4 tank, and it wasn't in the yellow yet, so I really didn't think of the 92 gas tank problem. Well I learned that it sputters for up to 20-30 seconds after a sharp turn from the bad gas tank design, and goes away. Kinda freaked me out. Guess we all learn that way.

Oh and thanks to Petey (petraman) for reminding me to keep at least 1/4 tank or more in it.
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Got the same problem here. If im at 1/4 the tank and am proceeding on the on ramp for the highway my car usually just stalls out or dies on the on ramp. If you ask me its dangerous, especially with cars behind you ready to merge with highway traffic. I thought it was due to the baffles being rotted out or something.
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Yeah I'm not sure. But when I replace the fuel pump in the spring, I will probably get a '93 tank if it will fit.
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Same problem on my car. Don't get a '93 tank.

I'm more than likely going to use the resources I have and have a few buddies with welding skills do a permanent fix
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Darn, I was hoping it would fix it. Oh well, I should just keep at least a half a tank in there anyways.
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Mine got to the point that no matter how much gas I put in it...it rattled like hell at idle and everytime I shut a door.

The plastic baffles came apart in several locations in my tank. So expect yours to get to rattling real soon too.
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Yeah, no rattles yet. Only thing that rattles is my semi-bad harmonic balancer. :(
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