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Offline joebob

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Stalling problem
« on: October 17, 2015, 12:06:01 PM »
My 77 bobcat 2300 stalls without symptoms. I am driving and the engine stops. I pull to the side of the road and turn the key. It starts right up. The next time I just down shift and pop the clutch on the roll. I should start, yes. No! I roll to the side of the road and turn the key, bingo. Next time It stalls I turn the key off and on again wile still rolling, It starts.
It may stall every five minutes or not for weeks. Any ideas?
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Re: Stalling problem
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 02:14:45 AM »
I would recommend checking the fuel pump, 2.3's were a bit notorious for weak fuel pumps. I finally placed an electric fuel pump in my 77 Porthole way back when.. solved the very problem you describe.

Easy check.. at the times it stalls, open the fuel line to the carb to see how much fuel is there, if it pumps fine(it's mechanical & should pump simply by turning the engine, running or not).. if it still pumps fuel, check the electrical for an intermittent short.

Since there are basically two types of electric fuel pumps, those that draw well but pump moderately, and those that tend to rely more on gravity to then pump better, I picked the latter and mounted it back by the tank.. I also ran the fuel pump switch through my hidden kill switch to help keep it from being stolen as easy. ..worked great after that.

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