I hope you can help me here. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a neighbor lady making mad passionate love to her. I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for twelve years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that he'd been having an affair for the past six months.
I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. I don't feel I can get through to him anymore.
A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the jubilee clips holding the vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber.
How would you check that? You would have to flush it. After you flush it you will see crud or not see crud. You just can't look in there. He didn't even mention a fuel filter clogged with debris which is a much more common problem.
Falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6098 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1259 times:
Quoting Soku39 (Reply 8): Are you serious? It's a joke. Everyone knows cars are fuel injected, but take it for what it's worth and laugh.
I was pointing out that this guy didn't solve any problems. Not everyone knows cars are fuel injected. I meet people all the time that have no idea what fuel injecting is or what a carburetor is. I have had people bring me late model cars for repair and say I think the carb needs adjusted and they don't even have one.