Re: 84 240 DL running rough
Or maybe just old gas?
While we are on this project... Alcohol in gas can be a problem in
stored vehicles. The alcohol grabs water and water vapor and then is
it heavier than the gas. It settles on the bottom of the tank which
can, over time, cause rust. When the vehicle is first started this
water-laden alcohol is drawn into the system since the pick-up is at
the bottom of the tank. In motorcycles it is particularly a problem
because of the way the reserve setting on the petcocks works. When at
speed, if the bike is switched to "reserve" a sudden rush of water can
be drawn into the motor.
"Steve" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Perhaps water in the gas?
>Drive to a gas station, and put in 2 bottles of dry gas, or even 90% rubbing
>alcohol and then about 1/2-3/4 a tank of gas.
>Let the tank run most of the way down, then do it again with a full tank.
>"jd" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> This is my first Volvo experience, so I am a little puzzled.
>> We bought this vehicle from a friend who let it sit for a
>> few years. Put it on the road and it seemed to run fine.
>> Over a few days it started running poorly, bad idle and
>> backfires under a load, but runs alright once you get up in
>> the RPMs. I have checked the fuel filter, its fine. Almost
>> seems as if it is starved for fuel. Any leads?
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"