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I can’t afford the fuel pump until Monday can I drive till then .can I blow the engine if I drive till Monday

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I can’t afford the pump until Monday can I drive till then .can I blow the engine if I drive till Monday

- This question is from Tanya who posted on Chilton's DIY blog:

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  • No you won't blow the engine, but it could cause the engine to run lean. This in turn could cause damage to the catalytic converter or the exhaust valves. Remember that you still run the risk of the fuel pump stopping completely and leaving you stranded. If the engine stops you may lose the power capability of the brakes and steering. Please use caution!

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  • No you won't blow the engine, but it could cause the engine to run lean. This in turn could cause damage to the catalytic converter or the exhaust valves. Remember that you still run the risk of the fuel pump stopping completely and leaving you stranded. If the engine stops you may lose the power capability of the brakes and steering. Please use caution!