Troubleshooting a Stalling Engine
What are your troubleshooting procedures for a stalling engine?
This may be caused by the use of old/stale fuel. If untreated fuel is more than a month old, this fuel will start to break down and engine stalling (in addition to fuel system component gumming) can result. Removing the old fuel and replacing with fresh may just solve the problem. In most cases, this older fuel can be added to your car's fuel tank with no harmful effects.
Another thing to consider is that certain equipment manufacturers place a plastic packing plug between the gas cap and gas tank. In order for there to be proper venting, ensure that this plug is removed.
For an example of how an engine may sound when it stalls due to lack of fuel flow, please listen to the example provided here:
For related information regarding poor engine performance, please visit our Quattro/Classic/Sprint engine hard starting/running rich FAQ and Engine Problem Solving Tips FAQ.
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