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Old 11-15-2014, 06:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Location: Tennessee
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Silver - '15 Mazda CX-5 Sport
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I had a Cherokee with 180k miles on it that was very hard to start. I ran dry as I pulled into my driveway. That finished off the pump but being out of gas made it easier to drop the tank to replace the pump. I also had a bent rail and leaky injector which added up to low fuel pressure. That was why it was hard to start. Worked out pretty good for me except for the $$$ I had to spend on parts.
My 1st VW diesel ran out right in front of a gas station on our way home from a long distance trip to specialist for my oldest son. I kept thinking man this thing is getting great mileage the needle hasn't moved off of 1/4 tank in forever. I was at 596 miles on the trip odometer. I think the level indicator got tweaked during a pump replacement by PO.

Mirror deletes, 80% grill blocks, wheel covers, 50 psi tires = 6% better MPG avg. over a year. Wheel skirts overcoming ethanol winter fuel mpg losses and more!
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