Random Sputtering and dying
So I searched it and I few similar issues came up, but either they were unresolved or it wasnt quite what was going on. I have 1995 defender 90, 68,000 miles on it. During the fall I was on the trail wheeling it and hit a little puddle and as i came out and my RPM's came down they went all the way to zero and died. I tried starting it a few times and nothing happened. Checked all the usual culprits, water in the cap etc. None of them were bad. Towed it off the trail behind my buddies truck (probably one of the most embracing things ever). Anyways let it sit for a few days before I could work on it and when i got to it figured i would check it and it fired up i like nothing had ever been wrong.
Fast forward to the last 2 weeks, the same problem has been happening randomly and when it does afterwards it sputters and i really have to keep on the RPM's to keep it going if I can even get it started. I can hear the fuel pump and it turns over just fine but wont catch. Then it will sit for a little ( a few hours to a few days) and run. It finally stopped running so i decided to replace a bunch of parts that were probably in order anyways and potential culprits.
New fuel filter
checked fuel pump, fuel came out of fuel line with gusto
new distributer cap
spark plug lines
Did all of that and I though somewhere in there I had nixed the problem, but today it happened again.
I desperately need help here A) because i am a starving college student with not really anymore money to spend on randomly purchasing parts to try to solve it B) because I am supposed to drive it back from montana to boston in 2 weeks, and my lease on my house is up so I will be homeless.
I bought it to use it
If its not fun, why do it