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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2000, 03:23 PM
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Water in fuel.. What else?

1988 Suzuki Samurai

Have had many replies to my post about sputtering. Most have pointed to water in the fuel. I have questions;
1) How can I stop this from happening? Is the breater holes for the gas tank the problem?
2) What else if not water could it be? Bad/faulty electrical components? What should I check?

Parts that are new are: plugs, wires, ditributor cap.

I wonder if it could be the coil. I tested it and it was within spec but is it possible to have it check in and out at times?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2000, 05:51 PM
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Re: Water in fuel.. What else?

You can run a couple containers of water remover with a tank of gas. It is essentially alcohol which absorbs the water and is then burnt off during driving.

It might be a dirty carb too. Try running carb and fuel line cleaner to clean jets etc..

Good luck

post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2000, 06:50 PM
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Re: Water in fuel.. What else?

Good luck

Would a dirty carb cause such an intermittent problem. The instances are 3 4 days apart. I figure that if it is a carb or injector that the problem would slowly start and worsen. My problem happens and cures itself (usually after a stall and restart).
If it is water is there a way to seal the gas tank to ensure that this does not happen again. There must be tons that do water runs. What do you guys do to stop this from happening?


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2000, 08:48 PM
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Re: Water in fuel.. What else?

your carb might have trash in it, mine used to spit and spudder so i ran some preium gas through it(when it was still cheap) and just ran it hard and it stopped

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Re: Water in fuel.. What else?

There is a ground on you firewall near the battery that goes to you ECM and feeds down to to idle shutoff solonoid. Clean up that ground really well and it might solve your problem.

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