Engine silently cuts out - entirely intermittent

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alice the camper
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Re: Engine silently cuts out - entirely intermittent

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It's me. It's 2021 and I've had this van for 11 years now and she's running strong.

An electric fuel pump saved her.

I replaced so many things, 2 pumps, push rod, ECU, fuel tank (DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS DEFINITELY NECESSARY as apparently it's impossible to ever get a seal again on the filler pipe entry to the tank, which means there's no feedback pressure to turn off the petrol pump at the garage, so I will forever more have to guess how much I can refuel before it overflows over the forecourt and, if enough fuel is spilt, the fire brigade are called - BEWARE) other bits and pieces. Would have saved a bunch of money and STRESS if I'd gone straight for an electric pump.

A belated thank you to everyone who tried to help and I hope this inspires someone else not to give up. I love my van. Even though, when I told my partner he could use it as a hearse for me when I die, HE suggested it could be buried/burned with me 😖🤣

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Re: Engine silently cuts out - entirely intermittent

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alice the camper wrote: 21 May 2021, 18:46 It's me. It's 2021 and I've had this van for 11 years now and she's running strong.

An electric fuel pump saved her.

I replaced so many things, 2 pumps, push rod, ECU, fuel tank (DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS DEFINITELY NECESSARY as apparently it's impossible to ever get a seal again on the filler pipe entry to the tank, which means there's no feedback pressure to turn off the petrol pump at the garage, so I will forever more have to guess how much I can refuel before it overflows over the forecourt and, if enough fuel is spilt, the fire brigade are called - BEWARE) other bits and pieces. Would have saved a bunch of money and STRESS if I'd gone straight for an electric pump.

A belated thank you to everyone who tried to help and I hope this inspires someone else not to give up. I love my van. Even though, when I told my partner he could use it as a hearse for me when I die, HE suggested it could be buried/burned with me 😖🤣

You mean these seals? 
https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/ ... -70mm.html
https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/ ... -seal.html

Plenty of places still do them, might be a delay due to the ol covid, or am I missing something?

As for the cut out, maybe electrical.. could be the ignition amp on its way out.
 
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TONYT25T25
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Re: Engine silently cuts out - entirely intermittent

Post by TONYT25T25 »

Must admit did not realise that these vehicles had that they had feedback pressure (often wondered how that works) I normally put about 20 or 40 quid in mine depending on the journey and never fully fill up, just have to plan journey and know where the stations are.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

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