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Vapor Lock Help - 71 Westy
« on: June 22, 2005, 04:32:38 PM »
I was driving into the mountains on a hot day loaded for a camping trip. The bus was running a little hotter than usual, so I decided to pull over and let the engine cool down a bit. While I was sitting there idling, it stalled. It wouldn't start for more than an hour, so I had to get a tow. Back at home, it fired right up. <br><br>My first experience with vapor lock. Any remedies? Electric fuel pump? Fuel line insulator? I also read somewhere the vapor lock is more likely to happen when you are just idling. Maybe I should have just kept going. <br>
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Re: Vapor Lock Help - 71 Westy
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2005, 01:25:02 AM »
Vapor lock doesn't seem to be common on air-cooled V-dubs, but it could be the cause. I'm not sure what else to check, maybe the ignition system, fuel system, compression,... could be anything I guess. Keep us informed of future problems or lack of (hopefully).<br><br>-Stan
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