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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Apr '08 13:53
    Driving down the road in my vintage ford, it would go only about 30 Km before stopping. I did this certain thing and I would be on the road in a couple of minutes only to have it die in another few klicks.
    What was wrong and how did I fix it at least temporarily?
  2. 16 Apr '08 14:00
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Driving down the road in my vintage ford, it would go only about 30 Km before stopping. I did this certain thing and I would be on the road in a couple of minutes only to have it die in another few klicks.
    What was wrong and how did I fix it at least temporarily?
    Tension the alternator belt?
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Apr '08 14:25
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    Tension the alternator belt?
    Nice try but you can run for a hundred klicks on just the battery.
  4. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    16 Apr '08 15:03
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Driving down the road in my vintage ford, it would go only about 30 Km before stopping. I did this certain thing and I would be on the road in a couple of minutes only to have it die in another few klicks.
    What was wrong and how did I fix it at least temporarily?
    How vintage is it? Does it have a crankcase at the front?
  5. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    16 Apr '08 15:30
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Driving down the road in my vintage ford, it would go only about 30 Km before stopping. I did this certain thing and I would be on the road in a couple of minutes only to have it die in another few klicks.
    What was wrong and how did I fix it at least temporarily?
    you ran outta gas and then only put a little bit more in.
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    16 Apr '08 15:59
    Originally posted by PBE6
    How vintage is it? Does it have a crankcase at the front?
    1956 ford. Gas tank half full.
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    16 Apr '08 19:20
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    1956 ford. Gas tank half full.
    Gas tank is leaking
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Apr '08 03:39
    Originally posted by uzless
    Gas tank is leaking
    If its leaking, why does the car stop? If it all leaks out, how do I get it going again? Try again! You are thinking in the right direction anyway.
  9. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    17 Apr '08 15:03 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    If its leaking, why does the car stop? If it all leaks out, how do I get it going again? Try again! You are thinking in the right direction anyway.
    The car stops because eventually all of the gas leaks out of the tank which causes the engine to stop running.

    You put some more gas in the tank and start the engine back up but it runs out again after the gas leaks outta the tank causing the car to run out of gas again.

    I think my explanation fits the given set of circumstances.
  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Apr '08 22:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by uzless
    The car stops because eventually all of the gas leaks out of the tank which causes the engine to stop running.

    You put some more gas in the tank and start the engine back up but it runs out again after the gas leaks outta the tank causing the car to run out of gas again.

    I think my explanation fits the given set of circumstances.
    I do something a LOT simpler, besides, where would I get gas in the middle of nowhere? Think phyics. Once I figured out the problem I slightly changed my method and got home, which was over 100 Km away, then to a garage to fix the underlying problem.