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infrasilver
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Broken down, cut out. Fuel tank collapsed, bent sender Reply with quote

Sat here going no where on the M1, car just cut out like I had run out of fuel.

Turns over fine but will not fire, had a couple of times where it nearly caught but nothing now. 60 miles of range in the tank and no fault codes.

WAS on my way to Spa for the F1 this weekend, only got 30 miles into the journey. Sad Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope its only something minor mate and your soon on your way, bloody 911s Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mate has headed off over the fields to get fuel but it didn't splutter so I'm discounting that as the problem
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a pain, hope you get it sorted thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck for getting it sorted. You know more than most about these so don't feel I can add anything useful.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuel pump relay? Dont know

Failing that, whip your mankini on and get your thumb out Chris. Bound to get some hot chicks pulling over in an F car and giving you a ride.

Good luck mate!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do injection cars splutter? I thought they just died...

Was your fuel gauge showing low?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghianightmare wrote:
Do injection cars splutter? I thought they just died...

Was your fuel gauge showing low?


They do if they start pumping air through instead of fuel.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough luck Chris.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
Tough luck Chris.


Again.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any update? Hoping you got it sorted...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised ......... not again. nooo

Good Luck in getting it sorted.

I think you need to treat yourself to something different for next year - there's a lot of that about. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It turned out to be fuel or lack of. Strange that it just died though, I've had previous injection cars that have spluttered to a halt before.

The strange thing is the range showed around 50 miles left and the reserve light wasn't lit but it did fire up first time with a gallon of fuel in it.

Currently at the French side of the tunnel thumbsup thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news!

Good job you had a mate and not one of those wife type of people sitting next to you - you would have to listen to how she told you to stop for petrol earlier etc etc !!! The Wife
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the rest of the trip Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How embarrassing! Still, not your fault. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOH!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd check how much it takes to fill it. Could have an imploding fuel tank.

Who sets off on a Eurotrip without brimming it? nooo Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doh, wack but good news you can still enjoy your trip Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard that on C4/C4S models the bottom of the fuel tank is shaped such that the fuel gauge is just guessing at the last 1/8th of a tank.
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