And the "Story" continues...
So I was going to drive her home for the first time since the purchase and was going to stop by my friend's house to look over his car.
I was having problem staying over 65 on the freeway so I was in the slow lane. Felt a little hesitation and was losing lots of power on steep parts of the freeway. No big, just thought I'd putt her there and look her over later.
As I pulled off the freeway, she dies. Tried to start her up again, and she started, and died again as I put her in drive. Crap...
So I barely putted her into the nearest parking lot, thank goodness it was a Schucks/O'Reily's.
Called for back up and ended up spending 3 hours in the dark to find that either the fuel line was clogged and/or the fuel pump was dead.
We ended up hooking am electronic fuel pump, attached to a gallon of fuel sitting on my lap as we crawled over to his house.
That thing drank a gallon of gas in about 1.5 miles!!!
Left the car there over night outside his house and went back today to try to blow some compressed air to unclog the fuel line. It was hot and the pressure caused the fuel line to leak gas when I got there. So somehow the line got unclogged by the heat. We then tested the mechanical fuel pump, and it worked also. WTF?!
So I dumped a bottle of HEET in the gas tank and let her idle. She seemed just fine, but was beginning to run a little hot.
Took her for a drive and she did well for the whole day except when we hit a 40 minutes section of traffic. She began to heat up a little. But the traffic started flowing again just before I was gonna put over to let her cool.
Replaced the fan clutch and wow, what a difference...
I am kinda worried if the pump will die on my again. I tried calling NAPA and they pretty much told me there don't have any replacements in the US. Any ideas what I could do to replace the mechanical fuel pump?
Here are a few pics I took yesterday before the incident mentioned above!