Went on a little road trip and stopped for gas. After fueling up, the truck will not start; it will crank and not turn on. The only way I found out to get it going is to put my right foot on the gas, left foot on the brakes and turn the key. The engine will then run and everything is fine. The weird thing is, if I drive around for a bit after and restart the car it'll all start fine with no hiccups. What could be causing this? I mean, only when I fuel up the engine cranks and doesn't turn on but once it's on (with that foot on gas trick) it's good until my next fuel up
And yes, I'm fueling with 91 premium.
Thanks for your inputs,
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Not yet, might have to take it to the dealer to check for errors but I'll keep this thread updated once I figure out what's going on. I didn't really bother with it I just went on with the trip and came back everything was fine, as long as I didn't have to fuel up I'm thinking it's maybe a problem with the pressure leaking when the cap is off but I tried just removing the cap and putting it back on but the car started fine. It just happens right after a fuel up, must admit it sounds pretty lame hearing a porsche engine cranking at the gas station but once it goes I rev it to scare off the people looking
Yep must be that Service message. But, before running to the dealer. I'm gonna change the fuel filter and see if it that helps. If not, I'm guessing it's the purge valve (evap message?). Hopefully it's not the fuel pump since after I fuel up the car and start it with the foot on gas trick, it runs perfectly fine and starts good. So two options here, fuel filter (better be the fuel filter ) or the purge valve. I'll update this tonight with the solution.
The thing is, I don't have any warnings. I get a "Service Now" message when I first turn on the car and that's it. I didn't have time to change the fuel filter today, but I'll be ordering it from the dealer here tomorrow. 100$ for the part.
Thanks Scott. I'll be replacing the fuel filter either way since I think it's about time for it to be replaced. If that doesn't fix it, I'll check the tank vent valve. But, I read somewhere that the porsche fuel filter is a "lifetime" filter and doesn't need to be changed, is this true?
Edit: I decided to fuel up 30$ on my way back, and the ****er decided to start right away with no problems. This truck decides when to break and when to work whenever it wants not gonna lie. But, I'm sure the problem will come back in the coming days so gotta get it fixed either way.
Yep, it points toward the tank valve even more.
I say this because I *think* doing a full fillup causes circulation loss in the tank and will not allow fuel to flow. A partial fillup allows fuel to circulate normally. The tank valve allows a full tank to circulate.
__________________ Scott C.
2008 Cayenne GTS - 6MT
2008 Lexus IS350
2001 Toyota Sequoia
I'll have it checked today or tomorrow. Right now the car is doing fine but not liking the "service now" message I'm getting when it starts. I'll update this thread when it's fixed. Thanks a lot for the help, it's very appreciated.
We had same issue last month in 06CS. Fuel Tank Check Valve. Could smell gas after fill up, like it was running rich. Had to hold pedal to the floor to get the engine to fire up. Dealer replace the check valve and also the spark plugs saying they were fouled due to the check valve causing rich conditions.