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Posted: 1/6/2006 3:52:28 PM EDT
It just started today. Here's the 411..

'87 Nissan Sentra. I just put a full tank of gas in the car. And ever since then it hesitates and dies when the engine is around 1k.

It idles fine, runs wide open too. Just not in the middle. If I let the engine get near 1000 under load it sputters and dies too.

My thought is fuel filter, since I accidentally let it run out of gas yesterday. What do you guys think? Is there something I could be overlooking?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:56:37 PM EDT
fuel filter could be it. Try that
then if it still doesnt it you might want to check the air/fuel mixture. Ive seen the M.A.S (Mass Airflow Sensor) cause the same problem.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:57:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Snorkel_Bob:
fuel filter could be it. Try that
then if it still doesnt it you might want to check the air/fuel mixture. Ive seen the M.A.S (Mass Airflow Sensor) cause the same problem.



MAS on an '87 carburated?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:59:58 PM EDT
could be some crap in the carb itself
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:08:56 PM EDT
Try a can of Dri gas, It is cheap and easy enough to use. Fixed me up when I liven in the cold a couple of times.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:54:01 PM EDT
Okay, I put a can of HEET in it and a new fuel filter. It still does the whole sputter thing.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:56:07 PM EDT
Did you give the HEET a chance to get to the carburetor??
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:57:11 PM EDT
I would say a carb problem. the idle is on a different ciruit then the mid range i bet. And when your wide open, mixture really doesn't matter enough to kill the engine. Clean the carb, change the air filter, change the fuel filter and keep on truck'n.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:00:15 PM EDT
Its been running for about a half hour now

Originally Posted By none:
Did you give the HEET a chance to get to the carburetor??

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:36:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Snorkel_Bob:
fuel filter could be it. Try that
then if it still doesnt it you might want to check the air/fuel mixture. Ive seen the M.A.S (Mass Airflow Sensor) cause the same problem.



+1. Just encountered the same problem with my pickup. I replaced the fuel filter and it runs like a champ. Cheap fix too.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:40:56 PM EDT
Stuck open EGR valve?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:45:12 PM EDT
Check the timing.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 5:57:07 PM EDT
Problem fixed.

I smacked all the valves with a screwdriver, replaced the fuel filter. Added carb cleaner and HEET. Cleaned the cap and rotor. And replaced the seal on the air box.

Seems that the airbox holds a vacuum and after checking, the seal had slipped off the lid.

Fixed. Back to the streets.

In case anyone is wondering its got 225425 miles! Bout time something happened
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:54:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ggllggll:

Originally Posted By Snorkel_Bob:
fuel filter could be it. Try that
then if it still doesnt it you might want to check the air/fuel mixture. Ive seen the M.A.S (Mass Airflow Sensor) cause the same problem.



MAS on an '87 carburated?



Didnt realize that it was carburated, figure a Nissan from '87 would have a fuel injection system of some sort
Glad you got it back on the road
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