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Old 05-21-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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Weird stall this evening...

Hey guys, I was just out this evening driving around with my wife and the car was running just fine. At one point I slam on the gas just for fun and by the time I get to the next light my car chokes! So I wait a few minutes, check under the hood......maybe the carb flooded? It starts up again and we catch a little downtown traffic. All of sudden I start noticing some hesitation on the throttle. Could it of been the overheating? As soon as I pulled out of that area and started moving a little faster it went back to normal. Is this what I need to expect from a big block???

Do I need to find a larger electric fan? Or just stay out of traffic??? LOL. Please if anybody has any advice.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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Was it overheating? What did the gauge say? Doesn't sound like an overheating problem to me. Maybe flooding??
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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Well mike, no overheating and I don't think it flooded. Fyi my temp gauge doesn't work. This is the theory we came up with at my work...I think my gas tank is dirty and when I slammed on my brakes on the downhill I think the swishing in the tank brought up some junk and it clogged my fuel line and when I had a chance to go a little faster the line cleared up and off I went. I just came back from a local car show and the car was running fine. Question is how and what do I clean my tank with???
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I don't think new gas tanks cost all that much. Seems like I heard $200??
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Some shops clean tanks for around $50-100 less than a new tank.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:01 AM   #6
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Cool... I'll ask around about getting it cleaned. Cheaper and the balance I'll spend on a new sending unit at the same time. I saw on Doc's posts that it's usually the sending unit that's the cause for the fuel gauge not working. Hopefully it is just a dirty gas tank, thanks guys!!
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