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Old 08-11-2017, 01:13 PM   #1
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Hard start with low fuel?

Had a search around but didn't find my answer. Why does my box not like to start with its usual ease when the tank is near empty? No problem any other time...
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:56 PM   #2
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Have you tried loosening the gas cap when the fuel is low?
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:27 PM   #3
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I'll give it a try before next fill up. So tank breather/evap system issues?
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:45 PM   #4
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Okay, I'm pretty sure it's not breather issues. No difference with filler and flap open before starting on near empty. I'm pretty sure I'm experiencing fuel pressure bleed-down when the fuel level is near the point when the low fuel light will come on.

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Did you ever find a resolution to this? Having a similar problem when Iím below a half tank.
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Old 06-09-2020, 03:34 PM   #6
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Nope. When it’s cold and close to the low fuel light coming on I have to crank it for a few seconds. Once warm it’s fine.
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Old 06-09-2020, 07:59 PM   #7
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Run a few tests, do a fuel pressure test then a fuel pump test. Here are two videos on how to do it at home.

Fuel Pressure Test: https://youtu.be/hddx5Ux1v4Y

Fuel Pump Test: https://youtu.be/wEWepuDUes4

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Thanks. I’ll try to take a look this weekend if time permits.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:58 AM   #9
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Another thought: The problem could be battery voltage related. Check the battery voltage at cold start vs hot start at the battery and at the starter.
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:56 AM   #10
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Thanks for the response Mr Stone. Hadn’t thought of that. Absolutely no trouble from cold with anything more than about an 1/8th of a tank of fuel. Below that and it needs to crank a second or two to start.

Waiting on a package from LN to get my water pump issue out of the way. Then I’ll get back to this.

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