Hey guys & gals, sorry for the length, would like to be thorough.
'74 Porsche 914 2.0 was running great 2 years ago. Took it to a gas station to fill up a gas can (no gas was put into the car's tank) and as I was leaving the car died. I tried to start it a couple of times and was able to get it to run but as soon as I would try to give it some gas (not in gear) the car would die. The only thing I noticed differently was that the fuel pump didn't sound right.
Back then I tested the fuel pump for flow and pressure (without car running) and both seemed good. The car would start periodically and idle fine but I could not touch the accelerator without it dying. The pump still didn't sound right however.
Pulled the '74 pump and rigged up a '75 pump that tested good for flow. '74 pump seemed a bit weak on flow. Car will not start at all. I am not even getting any firing.
Plugs are working fine with nice fat sparks. Also, the 2 driver's side injectors are firing a good spray of fuel. (I did not check the passenger side - assuming they are also firing)
I have also checked the fuel filter and it is flowing fine.
Next on my list of things to check:
- Make sure timing hasn't somehow jumped position
- double check Crane HI-6 ignition system
- temperature sensor
I am interested in any other thoughts or past experiences that you may have had. What else should I be checking? Have you had a similar problem and what was the solution?
Thanks in advance.