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Okay, I had for the longest time thought that I had a bad main relay. But I thought I'd try something else. What usually happens is that the car starts up fine (immediately), and everythings great. Then the car begins to take a couple seconds to start. Then onto a few seconds to start the next time and so on. Then, after long enough it wouldn't start at all.

This past couple weeks, I tried this. I noticed that this "trouble" only happens at or below a quarter of a tank of gas. So at, or a little below a quarter I noticed it start to take longer to start. Okay, so I thought it'd be a good time to try the new theory. Fill'r up... Success!!! It starts immediately now.

Well okay then, what would cause such a problem? Fuel pump going out?
 

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^But I've actually driven the car from a 1/4 of a tank to almost the E tick mark. Of course everytime I tried starting the car during that period to took longer and longer each time.

LOL, low on gas...
 

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yea i dunno. sounds like a fuel pump problem. pick up a walbro 255 since they are cheap as hell anyways and see if it helps
 

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Well, it would be on the list of things to get the turbo kit started... Any problems just adding it into a totally stock system? Would I have to get re-tuned? I once saw a 255 for $69.99; anyone else have a good deal on a new one?

BTW, P06 slotted & chipped w/ custom tune.
 

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Is your car fuel injected?

Allow the pump to prime some fuel before turning the ignition all the way...
Turn your key to accessories, you should hear a short hum followed by a click sound. That's your pump priming the engine, after that, fire up.
x2...always happens at about 1/4 empty..just low on gas....esp when its cold..takes an extra few seconds for the car to start...but i learned that leetting the fuel pump prime like said above..n its all set....
 

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Most likely your pump is dying. If its an original pump and your running the fuel low, you pump is starving at times and not spitting properly.
 

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i never even thought to prime it...lol, mine kinda takes a second or two to start when i get low on gas...would you guys recommend just replacing the fuel pump?
 

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Thanks for the replies... I figured it'd be the FP. But is there any problems of adding a 255 to a completely stock setup? or will I need to tune it again? N/A still...Haha
 

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i'd recommend getting the 255lph (especially if you plan on boosting your car later on) i didn't re-tune it after i installed mine and it seems fine. As long as you keep the stock FPR you shouldn't need to re-tune.

FYI: you will know when the 255lph is priming (the HP atleast), lol. It is loud as hell; i can easily hear the pump over the sound of my exhaust when i'm cruising, lol
 

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Thanks for the replies... I figured it'd be the FP. But is there any problems of adding a 255 to a completely stock setup? or will I need to tune it again? N/A still...Haha
$20 bucks says its your gas cap not sealing.
 

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same thing happens to mine when it at 1/8th tank or below. Just let the pump prime and it will help it out. Mine still takes a little longer than usual, but letting it prime does help it out. Im getting a new fuel pump anyway so oh well. i wouldnt worry about it too much.
 

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fuel pump.. and i'm gonna throw this out there.. fuel filter might need changing, too.
 

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Okay, but if the cap wasn't sealing the fuel system would it would hold pressure? Because everytime I re-fuel I get the usual PISHHHHHH sound...
Yah maybe not. Anyway it fixed mine when I first got the car the guy was complaining that it didn't always start. Four dollars and I was set.
 

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i've never heard of a fuel pump dying! It either works or it doesn't.

try what was said above and turn the key to prime the fuel whens it's cold and you shouldn't have a problem.
If thats still not working try changing your plugs...
 

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Yah maybe not. Anyway it fixed mine when I first got the car the guy was complaining that it didn't always start. Four dollars and I was set.
Okay, I'm poor... Where's my $20? LOL Once at a 1/4 tank or below and I start noticing the longer periods of time it takes to start I'll try priming for 3 secons before crank. I'll post results... It'll be a few days though.

BTW, I put in an OEM fuel filter 6 months back. Don't think that has anything to do with it since it doesn't happen all the time. It's probably just the fuel pump with 200k+ miles on it. LOL!
 
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