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Old 02-01-2017, 08:40 PM
bzmannn bzmannn is offline
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Default 89 ranger and bad gas

I just got a 89 ranger it had set for 3 1/2 yrs and was only occasionly started. It had run good before it was parked.
when i start it it takes 5 or 6 times of cranking but starts and idles great.
when i try to drive it dogs bad and havent gotten much more than 30 mph. I stupidly just added premium gas to the 3-4 gals that had been put in 4 mos prior. it seems to have fuel pickup ,could it have rust in the filter screen in the tank causing problem. I,m thinkin bout raising the bed and replacing the sending unit and seeing if i can see debris in tank. is there a easier way to check not a good troubleshooter but a decent mechanic if i no the problem
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: 89 ranger and bad gas

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........when i try to drive it dogs bad and havent gotten much more than 30 mph. .......
It could be other reasons, but this is a strong hint that it's starving for fuel meaning, low pressure and/or inadequate volume being delivered.
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