[Mgs] Bad Fuel Question
David F. Darby
ddarby at centurytel.net
Tue Jul 23 09:03:43 MDT 2019
A failed condenser stopped my MGB on the highway once.
On 7/22/2019 1:18 PM, Max Heim via Mgs wrote:
How do bad condensers cause rough running? All they do is prevent the points
from burning. Oh, you are saying the points are burnt.
On Jul 22, 2019, at 11:10 AM, i erbs via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net> wrote:
could also be a bad a condenser. Could coincidental, not causational. How
old is the condenser? Even if newish, there are lots of crappy new Lucas
parts out there. I had three bad ones with similar results, until replaced
with a Distributor Doctor HD condenser.
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On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 10:36 AM David Breneman via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net>
I've never encountered a "bad fuel" problem before, so I'm looking
for some confirmation (or not). The local Mom-without-Pop store put
in new pumps, and one of the things they're offering now is 92 octane (US)
alcohol-free gas. I had about a quarter tank in my MGA (w/MGB high
compression engine) so I went to fill up. The pump with the alcohol-
free gas was out of order! So I put in three gallons of regular 92
octane, and about 1/4 mile from the station started experiencing a lot
of misfiring, mostly when accelerating in 3rd and 4th. I continued
driving like this for about 20 miles to see if it would clear up and it
never did. I can't imagine it's anything but the fuel, but I've never
encountered "bad fuel" situation like this in 44 years of driving.
The fact that it started about 1/4 mile after leaving the station seems
like pretty good evidence. Any other possibilities? Is there any option
other than to just burn through this half tank of gas?
David Breneman david_breneman at yahoo.com
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