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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    Water in Gas Tank

    Finally I bought a Rover. But to my surprise I have not been able to use it as I expected. And I'm very dissapointed. My Rover a 1987 RR County has continuously given me trouble and only used it for just one day. Well this is my current issue.

    The gas tank has water on it. I pour 2 bottles of water remover and nothing happen. The mechanic has told me that the weather has to be the cause, but I don’t buy it. Any help would be really appreciated.

    Has anyone experience something like this.
    Thanks,
    LAr8
    1987 Range Rover Classic 3.5L EFI
    2005 Toyota Prius
    Argon 18 E-80
    PedalForce CG1 13lbs bike

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    "Water remover" on helps if it is a small amount of condensation. If for instance your return line fitting is leaking or your gas cap isn;t sealing and you get water in the tank your only option is to drop it, drain it, dry it and reinstall.

    You haven;t given us much to go on as far as your troubles. Fill out your profile with your location so we know what market and climate you are in. Add your rig info to your signature so we won't have to ask in the future. Then describe what is going on. CHances are someone here can walk you through a fix for jsut about anything.
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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    First of all thanks, for your quick response. I bought it about two months ago from a friend who collects them. He was in the process of restoring now my truck. He gave two for the price of one. One for parts and one that was “running or working”. I took it for a Sunday drive while it was raining and after a few hours my rover was dead.
    Here’s a list of my current issues with the toy:
    1. After a ride on the Caribbean rain, It stop working in the middle of a parking lot.
    a. Took it to the shop and did the following:
    i. New plugs, cables and air filter.
    ii. Used coolant temp sensor
    iii. Used Remote Ignition Module
    1. The mechanic did not how to install it so instruction would be appreciated.
    iv. Used Dizzi for my other truck.
    v. Drained the gas tank and they found water on it
    vi. They also removed the catalyst since it was blown from a misfire.
    2. Now the rig stalls, now power and misfire also it gets how very quickly.
    a. It’s back at the shop and the mechanic told me he will remove the gas tank and drain the fuel lines.
    Any ideas, can there be any holes of something out of place that’s getting water inside the gas tank. It rains a lot in PR. Any ideas.
    LAr8
    1987 Range Rover Classic 3.5L EFI
    2005 Toyota Prius
    Argon 18 E-80
    PedalForce CG1 13lbs bike

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    water in gas tank ? really ? you can disconnect fuel lines at fuel rail and pump it out with clamped fuel line to gas tank using cars fuel pump, you can use battery charger for alternitive power supply so you dont drain battery. I cant see how weather can get in fuel tank unless youve been under water.

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Put some methylated spirits into the tank and it will clear the water issue.

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by classicjack
    water in gas tank ? really ? you can disconnect fuel lines at fuel rail and pump it out with clamped fuel line to gas tank using cars fuel pump, you can use battery charger for alternitive power supply so you dont drain battery. I cant see how weather can get in fuel tank unless youve been under water.
    Honestly that was the first day I ran the rover. No underwater no off roading, just a trip to mall on very bad weather. I think there's got to be a disconneted line or something. So far my experience with the RRC has been a mess. A friend used to say "A boat is a hole in the sea to trow money at it" I'm starting to think the same about the Rover but a "Hole on the Road"

    Thanks,
    LAr8
    1987 Range Rover Classic 3.5L EFI
    2005 Toyota Prius
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    PedalForce CG1 13lbs bike

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Yes you quickly learn to become more of a do-it-yourself-er /w a rover (or any old car really)... I've put more time (but not money) into an 85 mercedes diesel that some would say is one of the most reliable vehicles ever, I wouldn't argue that point, but older vehicles just need more TLC.
    1993 LWB 4.2 V8

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Another part today, this time the gas pump. After an hour on the auto part I finally got one that works. Update will come soon.
    LAr8
    1987 Range Rover Classic 3.5L EFI
    2005 Toyota Prius
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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by miunk
    Yes you quickly learn to become more of a do-it-yourself-er /w a rover (or any old car really)... I've put more time (but not money) into an 85 mercedes diesel that some would say is one of the most reliable vehicles ever, I wouldn't argue that point, but older vehicles just need more TLC.
    Miunk thanks for the moral support. While I haven't ride her yet. I'm already exicted for the final product.
    LAr8
    1987 Range Rover Classic 3.5L EFI
    2005 Toyota Prius
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    PedalForce CG1 13lbs bike

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Ar8Rover
    While I haven't ride her yet. I'm already exicted for the final product.
    Many a long term relationship starts that way.
    My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention.

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Well after a month on the shop and few hundred dollars, I finally have my rover at home and running like a charm!!! However I still need to install the remote ignition module that I bought. Any help with this would be appreciated. If anyone has a guide of instructions I can use, please pm me.
    Thanks,
    LAr8
    1987 Range Rover Classic 3.5L EFI
    2005 Toyota Prius
    Argon 18 E-80
    PedalForce CG1 13lbs bike

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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Good news.

    For the module is it a replacement or initial install?
    My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention.

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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    Re: Water in Gas Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by rrtoadhall
    Good news.

    For the module is it a replacement or initial install?
    It's a initial install of a used part I purchased on ebay. I can take pictures, also I have and spare dsitributor that I can used to test this setup.

    Thanks,
    LAr8
    1987 Range Rover Classic 3.5L EFI
    2005 Toyota Prius
    Argon 18 E-80
    PedalForce CG1 13lbs bike

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