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Old 04-16-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
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Lately my car has been running like **** my fuel pump howling and car idling irratically, this first happened a while back when I first got the car, I changed the pump and pumps filter, along with the fuel filter. Ran great untill a week or so ago, now it started again only 10x worse jumping from 700-1100 in idle and my pump again howling!!! So I opened the tank and looked in saw a little brown... thought no big deal, then since I had only a 1/4 tank decided to feel around a little and the first thing I did was pull out a handful of rust specs almost like powdered rust!! I mean alot, I cleaned my filter on the pump because it was like caked with ****, almost looked like someone dropped it in mud!!! haven't even got to the actual fuel filter.... I know thats fucked as well. There not even 4 months old but there toast!!!! I'm a sad panda.... I'll be replacing the tank for sure, possibly lines, fuel rail, and injectors... which might not be such a bad thing.... upgrades!!!!!! any suggestions guys? let me know....I'm already getting some injectors so maybe if anyone has dual feed rail or stock rail, plus maybe a tank let me know thanks! BTW 1.6
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:30 AM   #2
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Shoot me a PM, I might have a tank from one of my parts cars.
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Drop the tank and use Por-15.

-POR-15 Inc.

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I would rather get a new tank and not worry about coating
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You're going to have to drop the tank regardless. And whether you use your existing tank or one shipped from Zoomin (or some other source), I would suggest you treat it before installation.

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Yeah fair enough! Changed the fuel filter today cleaned the pump filter again and wah-laa idles beautiful again but in a week or two it'll suck... again... FML
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how does this happen? i've opened up several old car's fuel tanks and they've all looked spotless
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honestly my guess is that it sat in a salvage yard for months before I picked it up for oooo $350.00 and it ran lolol
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