The fuel pump in your Porsche is a crucial component that makes sure the right amount of fuel is consistently delivered to the engine. As soon as the ignition is engaged, the pump will activate and pressurize. Due to the responsibility of the pump, any issue can lead to detrimental consequences to engine performance. Problems with the fuel pump can even halt the operation of your automobile. It is imperative that you consult an expert automobile repair shop as soon as you suspect an issue with your fuel pump. Let’s discuss some of the main signs of failure so you can know when to seek expert assistance with this problem.
Symptoms That Signal a Fuel Pump Problem
As long as the ignition is turned on, the fuel pump will be running. Over time, the pump may weaken and it can experience a decrease in pressure. This decrease will cause the vehicle to require more cranks to start. Difficulty starting is a common sign of a compromised or failing fuel pump.
Engine stalling combined with a high temperature
An automobile that stalls during operation can be suffering from a number of mechanical or electrical issues. However, when it continuously happens in conjunction with an increase in the car’s temperature, it can signal a problem with the fuel pump. Usually, the motor of the pump is causing this negative chain reaction.
Unusually low gas mileage
If you notice an unusual decrease in gas mileage, your fuel pump may be malfunctioning. There is a valve inside the pump that serves a significant purpose. If it is not opening properly, excessive amounts of fuel may be released into the engine. This extra fuel does not get used, which leads to poor gas mileage.
Howling or whining while fuel pump is running
One of the most obvious signs of a potential problem with your pump is an odd noise. This is most commonly a loud, very noticeable whining. A low, consistent hum is the normal sound of an operational fuel pump. A howling or whining pump may be suffering from a lack of fuel, some sort of damage, or dirty and contaminated fuel.
If you are driving at high speeds and the motor suddenly begins to sputter, your Porsche may be experiencing fuel pump problems. The sputtering is the result of a pump that is failing to provide a constant, full-pressure flow of fuel to the engine.
Loss of power during stressful driving conditions
When you drive in strenuous conditions, such as going uphill or carrying an extremely heavy load, your vehicle requires more fuel. If the fuel pump is malfunctioning, you will lose power during these situations. This is due to the fact that the pump has weakened and can not keep up with the demands.
Inconsistent surges during operation
A problem with the pump may cause random, inconsistent surges while operating your automobile. It will feel like you have pushed the gas pedal to accelerate when in reality, you are driving at a consistent speed.
Import Motorworx Can Help Diagnose Your Fuel Pump Problems
Our team at Import Motorworx is committed to being a one-stop shop for your European automobile. Whether you suspect an issue with your fuel pump or simply need routine maintenance, you can trust our knowledgeable staff to fix your problem right the first time you come in. Our highly-qualified staff uses the latest technology to inspect, diagnose, and repair your vehicle. We want to ensure that your Porsche leaves our shop running and performing in like-new condition every time.
Great customer service is our focus, and we strive to extend that to the residents of Lawndale, Culver City, West Los Angeles, and South Bay, CA. We offer after-hours drop off, complimentary shuttle service, convenient online scheduling for appointments, and reduced-rate rental cars when needed. You will also be involved in the repair process. We let you know what services are needed and the cost before we begin.
Each specific model in the Porsche lineup has a specific set of service and repair requirements, even in relation to the fuel pumps. We service all models including the Cayman, Boxster, Panamera, Cayenne, and 911. The best place for your European automobile service needs is Import Motorworx. Contact us today.