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Almost home, 3/4 way up the hill here, it SPUTTERS, and i have ta put my gas pedal to FLOOR to make it home, mind you its not a mountain goat range but it IS a hill lol...Today i drove dwn road swashed it side to side driving, nothing, Anyone have this happen to them? Thx in advance..
 


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fuel pump? fuel filter?

maybe they need changing and are giving you a heads up?
 

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Almost home, 3/4 way up the hill here, it SPUTTERS, and i have ta put my gas pedal to FLOOR to make it home, mind you its not a mountain goat range but it IS a hill lol...Today i drove dwn road swashed it side to side driving, nothing, Anyone have this happen to them? Thx in advance..
Check fuel pressure. Tank is downhill from the pump which is downhill from the engine. If the pump is getting weak and the hill was steep enough it might be just the perfect storm.

Im assuming its a 2.9. If its a 2.8 with a carb it could be carb/float related as well.
 

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fuel pump? fuel filter?

maybe they need changing and are giving you a heads up?
Thank you! N Thank u for your service to US of America SuperJ ! :)
 

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Check fuel pressure. Tank is downhill from the pump which is downhill from the engine. If the pump is getting weak and the hill was steep enough it might be just the perfect storm.

Im assuming its a 2.9. If its a 2.8 with a carb it could be carb/float related as well.
Thank you!
 

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Almost home, 3/4 way up the hill here, it SPUTTERS, and i have ta put my gas pedal to FLOOR to make it home, mind you its not a mountain goat range but it IS a hill lol...Today i drove dwn road swashed it side to side driving, nothing, Anyone have this happen to them? Thx in advance..
I have the same problem. On a slight hill I cannot get past 2000 rpms in third gear. New tank, both pumps and filters 45psi pressure.
 

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Ok. Ended up it wouldn't start. Changed the FP regulator. No help. Pulled the hose off. Regulator . NO FUEL. Its at Garage. Course the FIRST thing outa techs mouth is COIL N TFI midule. Lol. Didnt tellem id alredi changed it. See what happens. 🤠🤪🤓
 

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when mine is below 1/4 tank its that way, im using a inline summit efi pump in the framerail to pull fuel through the stock pump & push it to the engine. If I stay above 1/4 tank (1/2 to be safe) it never misses a beat.
 

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Ok. Ended up it wouldn't start. Changed the FP regulator. No help. Pulled the hose off. Regulator . NO FUEL. Its at Garage. Course the FIRST thing outa techs mouth is COIL N TFI midule. Lol. Didnt tellem id alredi changed it. See what happens. 🤠🤪🤓
I had one tech say the motor is shot. I need a new short block. WTH? Most techs are just throwing darts. It's hard to find someone who knows this motor.
 

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I had one tech say the motor is shot. I need a new short block. WTH? Most techs are just throwing darts. It's hard to find someone who knows this motor.
It's hard to find one that can fix anything without ODBII.
 

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groovtubin,

The only thought I had is if the fuel in your tank was low enough, since the pumps is toward the front, it is possible that if the fuel level were low enough, the fuel had all sloshed to the rear. If on a steep enough incline, with little enough fuel, perhaps it was starving the in tank pump.
 

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I had one tech say the motor is shot. I need a new short block. WTH? Most techs are just throwing darts. It's hard to find someone who knows this motor.
Its possible but doubtful, ask for a compression check.

Truthfully the symptoms you describe sound like classic clogged cat.
 

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It's hard to find one that can fix anything without ODBII.
I found a shop with techs that have that equipment. Only thing is they want my B2 for a month.
 

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Its possible but doubtful, ask for a compression check.

Truthfully the symptoms you describe sound like classic clogged cat.
I pulled my cat and it was black. I read that this symptom indicates a clogged air filter and/or leaking, defective fuel injector(s)
 

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I pulled my cat and it was black. I read that this symptom indicates a clogged air filter and/or leaking, defective fuel injector(s)
Possible....but theres also a multitude of other things that can make it run pig rich.
 

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