[TR] Car trouble in Hannibal, Mo

Dave Massey dave1massey at cs.com
Sun Oct 20 07:36:06 MDT 2013

Did you by chance fill up with diesel?  With enough gas mixed in it might
still run but poorly.

I don't know of any shops in Hannibal but maybe if you start working on it
whistling a happy tuen you can convince someone else how much fun it is and
they will pay you to work on it for you.

Seriously, it sounds like a typical bad fuel issue and any shop that does more
than oil changes can help.

Dave Massey

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Elliott <elliottr at rmi.net>

We have been driving my wife's TR 250 through Ohio for the last week.  It has
been running great until we stopped for gas.

It started out fine, but as we were pulling on the highway, it didn't have any
power and then died.

I found a vacuum hose that had come out I put it back in and it ran fine while
we drove a short distance to a restaraunt.  But then, we we got onto the
highway, we drove about 3 miles and it ran out of power and dies again.

Hoses were still in place.  I replaced the fuel filter, checked 1 diaphragm.
was okay. I thought if only 1 was bad, it probably would not die. The fuel
filter was full of gas and seemed to let the gas through.

Oil pressure was good. doesnt'seem to be electrical.

So, I have 2 questions.  1) Any suggestions on what it might be?

2) Any suggestions for a shop in Hannibel, MO?

Roger Elliott
68 TR 250

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