my 84 runs 20 min and dies carb dry!! new pump and filters


Asked by Dec 30, 2011 at 08:08 PM about the 1984 Chevrolet Celebrity

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have chage fuel pump twice, new filters, check lines, carb level, pick up at tank and nothing. I fill carb manually and work for 20 more minutes and die dry again. If its working and i go down a hill it dies and starts when levels. I want to throw it dow a cliff but it will take for ever to get there.!!   its a 2.8 v6 by the way

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Tom Torres

pull off fuel line at carb and put end in a container and crank engine and see if fuel is coming out if so then carb needs to be cleaned or rebuilt

Steven Benton

check the float in the carb.


Thanks for the answers..... check float and is at good level, fuel is flowing thru the filter and in to the carb, but the funny thing here is hat when the car is hot, gas doesnt flow constant, it starts to starve like when tank is empty (and its not).... i thougth pump was bad and changed but keep doing same thing when reaches full temp!! (temp its ok, its not overheating) any more ideas??? please???

Tom Torres

sounds like its vapor locking


thanks Tom...... iguess it could be it .... any tips to fix it?

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