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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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450 SE cuts out

Car runs for approx 20 minutes then engine just stops. After restart will idle but most times just stops if throttle is tickled. Limped home at 20 kph last time. Problem started on a country trip and car could only maintain 100 kph without missing and got progessively worse
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 06:28 AM
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Fuel filter?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 09:03 AM
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Check the sucksthejunkin (fuel filter)

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check the filter in the tank, it drops out the bottom with a big hex key. also check the fuel accumulator, near the filter and the pump.
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