How often do you guys purge or use test button on alky?

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    Just wandering how often you guys have to purge your alky? I have to use the test button for a couple seconds or so before I nail it or it will knock like crazy. Even in the same day. Is this normal. Been like this since new. This happens even with new pumps I have installed though the years. Thanks for any thoughts!!
     
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    Don't sound normal to me....If you purge it do a hit then do another hit shortly after does it still need purged??
     
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    I have my pump under the trunk deck out back. On the first purge of the day, it takes a long while (8-12 seconds) before I get the tell-tale stumble.

    After that, I'll purge every so often while driving, just to make sure it's there ready to go. I don't skimp on the purge button. Especially when I spend time in traffic! My combo can build a lot of underhood heat when I'm not cruising. I'm afraid this may cause the alky to boil out of the supply lines leading to the inlet pipe. So I am extra cautious.

    Besides......I don't think it's a big deal to hit a button every now and then.
     
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    BTW, If I'm on the highway and do a few hits a few minutes apart, it doesn't need purging.
     
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    Yes it does.
     
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    If you can't do a few hits a few minutes apart, that doesn't seem right. Do you seem to be going through a lot of alky? Do you have to fill your tank often?

    If you had a leak somewhere in your supply lines to your nozzle I guess it would be hard to tell.
     
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    Hit ours every day when I get in the car. Thats it. Where is your nozzle/nozzles located ??? Yours is def not normal !!
     
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    Just like Grumpy once a day when I'm in the car. No problems.
     
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    I don't think I go through a lot of alky. I'm pretty sure it's not leaking.
     
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    I have a single nozzle and it is probably 7" or so from the throttle body.
     
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    I hit mine almost every time I feel I'm going to get into the loud peddle. Habit really, but I don't hold it on for long.......... I just give a couple hits on the button to make sure the alky is right up at the nozzle.
     
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    Bet you have a leak. Get Julios test kit and make sure.
     
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    Good to have anyway to see how the pump is holding up. Don't want that nasty surprise!
     
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    Everytime I drive her, let her warm up. Hit the button until she stumbles a little, I'm good to go.
     

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