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Old 05-25-2013, 02:02 AM   #2661
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What is vapor lock exactly? I think it has something to to with it being too hot and the fuel turns to a vapor in the lines?

Is their anything you can do to stop it? My car was vapor locking bad today.. Every time I shut it off it would barely start, but when it did finally start, it ran just fine...
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What is vapor lock exactly? I think it has something to to with it being too hot and the fuel turns to a vapor in the lines?

Is their anything you can do to stop it? My car was vapor locking bad today.. It would barely run...
You're exactly right. In old cars where the fuel pump is on the engine the fuel isn't pressurized between the tank and the pump so it can vaporize if it gets too hot. Now if you lived in the 21st Century like the rest of us...

Move someplace that isn't hotter than Hades? :P insulate the lines maybe? Bigger fuel pump? I honestly don't really know how to fix it
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You can rent porno movies? From a machine at the 7-Eleven!? Why don't I know this!?!?

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The most recent one I know of is the Subaru Baja, but even it is out of production.

I don't know man. They just don't make enough money on them I guess. Which amazes me, because like you, I see tons of people who still love them.
I saw a Baja today -- guy had about 15 feet of skids stacked up in it, tailgate down. Was brave of him I thought...
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I would like to have a Baja, but it would have to have the bed cover. And I wouldn't use it as a "real" truck. Or a "real" car. More like just a camp car.
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You're exactly right. In old cars where the fuel pump is on the engine the fuel isn't pressurized between the tank and the pump so it can vaporize if it gets too hot. Now if you lived in the 21st Century like the rest of us...

Move someplace that isn't hotter than Hades? :P insulate the lines maybe? Bigger fuel pump? I honestly don't really know how to fix it
Hey, the only reason I have a car that new is because of gas prices.. If I could afford it Id be driving my Scout everywhere....
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What is vapor lock exactly? I think it has something to to with it being too hot and the fuel turns to a vapor in the lines?

Is their anything you can do to stop it? My car was vapor locking bad today.. Every time I shut it off it would barely start, but when it did finally start, it ran just fine...
Vapor lock is caused when heated fuel boils under the suction/vacuum caused by the fuel pump. It gets worse if the sock filter in the tank is getting clogged.

In the early eighties I was living in Las Vegas, and I had a Dodge Dart with a 340, 4-bbl, and 4-spd that had bad issues with vapor locking.

I solved it by installing an electric fuel pump back by the tank, fed with a 3/8-inch id line, to replace the stock 5/16-id line.

Now days I'd look at installing an in-tank pump.
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Hey, the only reason I have a car that new is because of gas prices.. If I could afford it Id be driving my Scout everywhere....
Well now you're going to have to tell me what you're working on. In theory a newer car with an electric fuel pump in the tank shouldn't vapor lock. You sure it's a fuel problem and not ignition related? Control modules have a bad habit of acting up when they get too hot.
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Well now you're going to have to tell me what you're working on. In theory a newer car with an electric fuel pump in the tank shouldn't vapor lock. You sure it's a fuel problem and not ignition related? Control modules have a bad habit of acting up when they get too hot.
Its my 84 Rampage..
Are you forgetting what I consider a "new" car?....


Not a fan of the in-tank fuel pump, its one of the reasons I dislike new cars. I have had a couple of cars with them, pain in the *** to change out and expensive as hell... I think it was like $400 for the one in my Cadillac, a buddy of mine just did his in like a 90's ford truck and it was over $200 for a used one from a junkyard!

I like the $20 pump on the side of the motor thats held on by two bolts...


Why dont all older cars vapor lock? None of my other vehicles have done it...
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