MustangWorks.com - The Ford Mustang Power Source!

Go Back   MustangWorks.com : Ford Forums > Mustang & Ford Tech > Windsor Power
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-26-2003, 10:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Fox Body
Mustang Maniac
 
Fox Body's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: GA, U.S.A
Posts: 2,266
Question Sometimes: Crank, then wants to die after sitting for a long time...

After the car's been sitting for a few hours (> 6), it wants to die after being cranked. If I tap (give a little) the gas, everything's fine, but if not, 40% of thetime it'll shut off. 2nd crank always no problem at all-- stays running. Any ideas on what could be causing this?
__________________
351W-powered 1979 Ford Mustang Ghia notchback
'79 Video @ Idle
Stock 5.8L under 4" cowl 'glass hood, C4 w/ Transgo shift kit, Holley 750 cfm, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake; Fluidyne Al radiator, Flexalite 175 electric fan, 1 5/8" MAC shorty headers, FRPP Al driveshaft; S&W 6-point cage; 2.5" Off road H-pipe, 2-chamber Flowmasters, 8.8" Rear w/ 3.55s; Weld wheels (15x6;15x8), Front: 225/60/15, Rear: 275/50/15 Nitto NT 555R Drag Radials;
14 x 4 K&N X-stream air filter.


'92 GT (5-speed)
Small In Car Video
Stock 5.0L, 2-chamber Flowmasters, MAC CAI, Tri-Ax, Al pedals...

"Red, thou art my companion. Hasten now your quickened metamorphosis to Green that I may conquer all who dare abide there beside me. May they be left thither behind burnt black." ---Fox Body
Fox Body is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2003, 03:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
PKRWUD
Junior Member
 
PKRWUD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 8,981
Default

How fast does your fuel pressure bleed down after the key is turned off? it sounds like your pressure isn't staying up there very long. Possible leaky injectors, bad reg, or a problem with the pump, or the hose to it in the tank.
__________________
Webmaster:
Rice Haters Club
Jim Porter Racing
Peckerwoods Pit Stop


Support Your Local
RED & WHITE!
PKRWUD is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2003, 08:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
Fox Body
Mustang Maniac
 
Fox Body's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: GA, U.S.A
Posts: 2,266
Lightbulb

Aah. Cool. That sounds very possible. Thanks a bunch. That totally gives me somewhere to start fiddling around. It takes a few hours b4 it does that, say 5 to 6 hrs (sometimes), but especially overnight. But like I said b4, if I give it a little gas or crank it a second time, it doesn't do it again. In most things if I see the onset of a problem, I like to start taking things early on and not wait for it to totally die b4 I try fixing it.

BTW, it's good to see you posting here again PKRWUD, missed you. I know you're on RHC and have high rank there, but still good to see you here.
__________________
351W-powered 1979 Ford Mustang Ghia notchback
'79 Video @ Idle
Stock 5.8L under 4" cowl 'glass hood, C4 w/ Transgo shift kit, Holley 750 cfm, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake; Fluidyne Al radiator, Flexalite 175 electric fan, 1 5/8" MAC shorty headers, FRPP Al driveshaft; S&W 6-point cage; 2.5" Off road H-pipe, 2-chamber Flowmasters, 8.8" Rear w/ 3.55s; Weld wheels (15x6;15x8), Front: 225/60/15, Rear: 275/50/15 Nitto NT 555R Drag Radials;
14 x 4 K&N X-stream air filter.


'92 GT (5-speed)
Small In Car Video
Stock 5.0L, 2-chamber Flowmasters, MAC CAI, Tri-Ax, Al pedals...

"Red, thou art my companion. Hasten now your quickened metamorphosis to Green that I may conquer all who dare abide there beside me. May they be left thither behind burnt black." ---Fox Body
Fox Body is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2003, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
PKRWUD
Junior Member
 
PKRWUD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 8,981
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Fox Body
BTW, it's good to see you posting here again PKRWUD, missed you. I know you're on RHC and have high rank there, but still good to see you here.
Well thank you! I have to say, it's a lot more work keeping a website together than I ever imagined, and keeping RHC together just takes so much time, that I never seem to get back here. I had some time the other night, and answered a few posts in here, and now I'm just trying to follow up on them. I will come by when I can, but if you ever have a question that you think I might be able to help you with, you can always find me at RHC, or contact me privately.

Good luck with your (more than likely) fuel pressure problem.



Take care,
~Chris
__________________
Webmaster:
Rice Haters Club
Jim Porter Racing
Peckerwoods Pit Stop


Support Your Local
RED & WHITE!
PKRWUD is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2003, 04:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
Fox Body
Mustang Maniac
 
Fox Body's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: GA, U.S.A
Posts: 2,266
Thumbs up

Cool. Thanks again, man.
__________________
351W-powered 1979 Ford Mustang Ghia notchback
'79 Video @ Idle
Stock 5.8L under 4" cowl 'glass hood, C4 w/ Transgo shift kit, Holley 750 cfm, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake; Fluidyne Al radiator, Flexalite 175 electric fan, 1 5/8" MAC shorty headers, FRPP Al driveshaft; S&W 6-point cage; 2.5" Off road H-pipe, 2-chamber Flowmasters, 8.8" Rear w/ 3.55s; Weld wheels (15x6;15x8), Front: 225/60/15, Rear: 275/50/15 Nitto NT 555R Drag Radials;
14 x 4 K&N X-stream air filter.


'92 GT (5-speed)
Small In Car Video
Stock 5.0L, 2-chamber Flowmasters, MAC CAI, Tri-Ax, Al pedals...

"Red, thou art my companion. Hasten now your quickened metamorphosis to Green that I may conquer all who dare abide there beside me. May they be left thither behind burnt black." ---Fox Body
Fox Body is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long rod 306??? 400 sbc crank and chevy rods. Dark_5.0 Windsor Power 25 08-19-2003 04:07 PM
Its been a long time coming... Smokedawg Windsor Power 5 04-27-2003 11:36 AM
Car kinda wants to die first crank after sitting for a long time Fox Body Windsor Power 1 04-27-2003 10:01 AM
On Aging Wives (long) Fox Body Blue Oval Lounge 4 04-25-2003 03:31 PM
lost 40 horse? first time to track i bit long but help anyway Chipdog Windsor Power 2 02-24-2001 03:10 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 AM.


SEARCH