[TR] Car trouble in Hannibal, Mo
creig555 at live.com
Sun Oct 20 08:01:03 MDT 2013
In Missouri some pumps have diesel and gasoline from the same pump. But
usually gasoline is one pump hose and diesel is a different (green) pump
hose and handle.
If you need someone with Triumph experience, our closest St. Louis Triumph
Owners Association member is Bill Wahl in Louisiana MO 573-754-4820.
Creig Houghtlaing 314-401-7817
St. Louis Triumph Owners Association
From: triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Greg Lemon
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:38 AM
To: Roger Elliott; triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [TR] Car trouble in Hannibal, Mo
It almost has to be electrical or fuel delivery, unlikely that a vacuum leak
would come up out of the blue and be so bad that it killed the car
completely. When you say it doesn't seem to be electrical, have you
actually checked for spark, pull a plug wire and hold it close to a ground
while the motor turns over? When you say it loses power and dies, does it
just sort of quietly run out of steam and then dies, or miss and run rough
Lastly, don't know about a local mechanic, question for the list, isn't
there a Triumph Touring Rescue Society or something like that out there with
a list of people nationwide who have tools, garages, and some expertise to
help in situations like this?
From: "Roger Elliott" <elliottr at rmi.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:38 AM
To: <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Subject: [TR] Car trouble in Hannibal, Mo
> 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. It 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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