Tiring of the Bullet's Fuel-Saving Auto-Stop Feature - 1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test

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edited August 2015 in Yugo
Tiring of the Bullet's Fuel-Saving Auto-Stop Feature - 1989 Yugo GVL Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds long-term 1989 Yugo GVL test car has a cool fuel-saving auto-stop function. And it's beginning to get on our nerves.

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  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    Cool, look forward to hearing how the install goes.
  • zotzzotz Member Posts: 4
    Feel lucky if your Yugo has an electric fuel pump, and not the earlier cam-driven mechanical fuel pump. For a few years in the mid-'80s I owned a Fiat Strada - the Yugo's cousin, and perhaps the worst car ever assembled by a high-tech robotic factory. It's Weber carburetor was a fuel-boiling vapor-locking mess, and the mechanical fuel pump was prone to failure. The solution came from Fiat motorsports house Bayless. I installed a Facet electronic pump underneath near the fuel tank, and installed a cover plate and joined the lines up front. That fix was reliable up to the day I sent that car to its grave.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,463
    edited August 2015
    See #7 (about 4 o'clock) in the pic on the rebuild sheet? That's an idle stop solenoid, it was used during deceleration to lean out the air/fuel ratio. If you are losing power to that solenoid, or if it is failing, you will lose your idle circuit and that causes a stall. Confirm that you are not losing power to that solenoid during idle operations, and that once turned off for a decel that it doesn't stick closed.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    In the intro 'you' had written:
    "And Arko's talking about a fuel-flow problem, which is why he keeps a few spare fuel filters in the car, just in case"

    Keeping spare filters suggests the filters are getting clogged, suggesting there is some junk in the fuel system. Maybe you need to flush out the gas tank?
  • jelfalanjelfalan Member Posts: 14

    In the intro 'you' had written:
    "And Arko's talking about a fuel-flow problem, which is why he keeps a few spare fuel filters in the car, just in case"

    Keeping spare filters suggests the filters are getting clogged, suggesting there is some junk in the fuel system. Maybe you need to flush out the gas tank?

    This too, is on the To-Do list.
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