Syncro camper all packed for a weekend up at Crescent Head. Going out Hastings River drive the engine suddenly stops. Pull over. It starts we go another 200 metres and it stops again. Pull over and repeat the exercise, this time it goes a bit longer but stops again. Lucky we were not far from Hart's place so with repeated stops/start we got there. Investigations revealed nothing.
I had filled up with Shell vortex the previous afternoon but had driven around on Thursday and on Friday morning for say 25 km without a worry.
We tested a few things.
Let it idle and when it stopped checked the small bleed bolt at the junction of the T piece and there was no pressure. Then after a couple of minutes switched on the ignition and there was pressure. Repeated this and the same thing happened.
Then we drained some petrol into a glass bottle. It was fine, no water.
About 3 hours later we replaced the fuel pressure regulator. It started OKand ran for a good 10 minutes so we thought the problem was solved. About an hour later I drove from Hart's to my place, about 10 km. About 200 metres from home it died again. Stopped, it started again and ran for long enough to get it in my driveway.
We put in a new genuine parts fuel pump and filter about 2 months ago.
Camper is now unpacked and I am calming nerves with a beer.
What could it be? My first thought was petrol but it is fine. Any ideas from the experts out there?
Peter from Port