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'89 911 Shutsdown while driving


Booboy

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My '89 911 has run flawlessly. However, of late it has been acting up. Car starts fine I drive for five minutes or so, and car shutsdown. In the time it takes me to pull off the road...say a few loving words car restarts after maybe five-ten seconds cranking. Anyone else experience this type of problem?

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Need more symptoms to even begin to help.

Does it cough and sputter as it dies? If it does, it likely points to fuel related. If not, likely electrical.

Does it happen only once per drive or does the shutdown repeat?

Tank full? Have you ever drained the tank and cleaned out the screen?

Does it happen sooner if you drive hard?

When was your fuel filter changed?

Fuel smell?

Jiggle the ignition key. Warn?

Get yourself a new DME relay and exchange. Every 911 should have a spare in the glove box in any event.

Clean the fuse connections. Check/exchange the red fuel pump relay in the front.

Check and re tighten fuse connections.

It's a start. Good luck.

Johan

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Need more symptoms to even begin to help.

Does it cough and sputter as it dies? NO clean shutoff just dies- If it does, it likely points to fuel related. If not, likely electrical. Thinking in this direction too-

Does it happen only once per drive or does the shutdown repeat? Will explore this I just drove home for fear of being stranded.

Tank full? YES Have you ever drained the tank and cleaned out the screen? NO

Does it happen sooner if you drive hard? Not attempted due to issue-

When was your fuel filter changed? Two years ago-

Fuel smell? NO-

Jiggle the ignition key. Warn? Will try

Get yourself a new DME relay and exchange. Every 911 should have a spare in the glove box in any event. Will do-

Clean the fuse connections. Will do-Check/exchange the red fuel pump relay in the front.Will do-

Check and re tighten fuse connections. Will do-

Thank you for the thoughtful reply and direction. If anything else comes to mind based on my responses please drop me a line. I will address the suggestions outlined above and let you know how things progress. I too am leaning towards electrical, oh boy my strong point...not. Again, thank you-

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