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Gary, Australia Car Mechanic
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Lacks power/revs. Seems like it is starving for fuel when

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lacks power/revs. Seems like it is starving for fuel when running on highway at about 90kph. Have pulled fuel line off at filter to see if fuel was flowing, has heaps.
JA: When did you last fill the tank? And do you smell gasoline around the engine?
Customer: No smell of fuel in engine bay,vehicle has fuel...32ltrs in tank.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 1989 holden rodeo cab chassis.2.6 petrol,man,2wd
JA: Are you fixing your Cab yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: self repairer.Checked fuel pump flow after filter,checked fuel return valve.all seem ok. checked plugs leads,all ok.Checked valve clearances,within tollerances.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hi there,

Have you measured fuel pressure?

You could have a weak fuel pump.

Does this only occur at 90kph, or at higher speeds/load as well?


Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards


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