<VV> Occasional total loss of accelerator response at stoplights

Jay Pitchford jay.pitchford at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 08:28:35 EDT 2012

I'll vote with Ron on this ... I think the issue is fuel pump/delivery related.

I dropped the tunnel pan on my 65 Corsa yesterday for hunting down a
squeak in the clutch linkage, and forgot to reconnect the ground wire
connected to a pan bolt to my electric fuel pump. The result was ~ 2
minutes of idling, then it died from lack of fuel ... (slaps head)

Jay Pitchford

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 1:59 AM, Ron <ronh at owt.com> wrote:
> Or starving?  I had a case once when a rubber connector in the gas line from
> the tank had a slight air leak.  Since it's a suction line, it doesn't leak
> any gasoline while running but does suck some air bubbles.  The fuel pump
> had enough excess capacity that it ran fine except when idling and during an
> extended idle like at a stoplight, the carbe would run down and it would run
> poorly on startup until the bowls filled again.  Then once the engine
> stalled completely and wouldn't restart which forced me to find and fix the
> problem.  That was years ago and it's been fine ever since.  I'm glad I
> didn't have an electric pump or it would have pumped the tank dry while
> driving.
> RonH

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