What is vapor lock?
How do you fix vapor lock on a Chevy v6 vortex engine?
Why is my 2000 cavalier only runing for about 10 miles and then die and not start back up for 10 to 15 mins?
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What would cause my 1990 Volvo 240 not to start in the heat but it will start in the cold?
Asked in Ford F-250
How do you get out vapor locks on F250?
Are you certain that you are having Vapor lock ?? I haven't seen a true case of vapor lock in years...and i own a shop. Vapor lock (also called percolation) occurs when the gasoline in the fuel line boils. the fuel must get very hot for this to happen. Usually it happens on a hot summer day and the fuel line is placed too closely to an exhaust manifold. In almost every case of vapor lock i have ever seen, the car was not fuel injected but carburetted. The cure is to re-route the fuel line away from heat sources under the hood. But i must say that i would be surprised if you have an actual case of vapor lock. It is rare.
Asked in Car Starting Problems, Chevy Malibu
My 1999 2.4l Chevrolet Malibu seems to vapor lock when hot.Why can you wait 3-5mins and it will restart?
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A condition in which fuel is gaseous form prevents the engine from starting?
Asked in GMC Sonoma
Where is the vapor lock located on a 91 gmc sonoma?
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On Bewitched how did the Stephens's house suffer a vapor lock?
Does a vapor lock problem or something else cause a 1992 Buick LeSabre to stalls and refuse to restart in hot weather?
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How would you fix vapor lock on 2003 dodge stratus?
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Why do you always get a vapor lock on your 1977 2.0 when temps over 85?
Older fuel pumps suck the fuel from the tank to the engine, and push it from the pump to the carb,and are susceptible to vapor lock because of this ( suction). You can reroute and insulate the fuel lines so they stay cool, but the best most permanent way is to install an electric fuel pump as close to the fuel tank as possible, that way it is a pressure system and not prone to vapor lock.
Asked in Locks and Latches
Does a vapor lock lock you in or out of your car?
Vapor lock occurs when the gasoline vaporizes between the tank and the engine. This occurs when the fuel line is routed around the engine so that the fuel is heated to the point of vaporization. When this occurs the engine will run roughly and will lack power because of the inconsistent amount of liquid fuel reaching the carburetor's, or fuel injectors.