<VV> VirtualVairs Digest, Vol 102, Issue 85
corvairs at pacifier.com
Tue Jul 30 15:20:18 EDT 2013
Hi Smitty -
The question you should ask is why the leak seals for a period then
decides to "open up" at a specific time. Vapor lock may be one
explanation but temp change can also be one. In Utah we had driven 1000
miles without incident then pulled over at a Wendy's to get lunch.
Headed back on the freeway and "ran out of gas". Checked the engine
compartment and found that the incoming gas line fitting had loosened up
just slightly (I wouldn't have noticed it unless it was already
something I suspected as a possibility). Tightened it and had no more
This event was witnessed by about 20 members of Bonneville Corvair club.
To many people the classic reaction would have been to replace the "bad"
fuel pump, which incidentally, also involves resealing the incoming
fitting. Problem solved? Temperature changes can push little borderline
problems over the edge.
On 7/29/2013 3:26 PM, Smitty wrote:
> Smitty Says; I have never seen a loose gas fitting or hole in the left
> wheel well hose go back into normal operation from dumping ice on the fuel
> Guys - How do these cases of "vaporlock" differ from a loose incoming
> gasline fitting?
> Lon Wall
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