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Fuel leak

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After going through hyperspace, I get the message "fuel leak" and all my fluid drains away. What can I do to prevent this keep happening?

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davidmpratt wrote:After going through hyperspace, I get the message "fuel leak" and all my fluid drains away. What can I do to prevent this keep happening?
Preventing it is difficult. Don't initiate hyperspace jumps - always hitchhike on other ships' wormholes.

You can reduce the chance of it happening by ensuring your ship is well maintained - when the maintenance overhaul is offered, go to a high tech shipyard and buy it.

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Also as a hint, your two recent posts are not unrelated to one another :wink:

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If I use my escape capsule, will the replacement ship leak?

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davidmpratt wrote:If I use my escape capsule, will the replacement ship leak?
You need to pay more attention to Thargoid's post above.. :wink:
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To be blunt, the leak could be caused by a couple of things:

1. A badly maintained ship.

2. An event happening with the star in the system you've jumped into....

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Hehe, it's a solvable puzzle...
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You can jump all you want but you will still have a leaky ship and lose the opportunity of seeing what else is going on in the galaxy unless you have already visited ALL of the planets and have done ALL of the missions that might be there and have killed ALL of the offenders and fugitives that infest the local space.
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Yah-Ta-Hey wrote:You can jump all you want but you will still have a leaky ship and ...
You're kind of missing the point.. he took the only non-cheatish option to complete the mission that caused the leak in the first place. He did exactly what the mission called for, (which incidentally cures the leak as well). :wink:
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Since I haven't done any missions.... waiting til I go around the 8. I will accept that I did indeed miss the boat since he was on a mission BUT if he weren't on a mission.. he would still have a leaky boat sometime down the slot. BTW how did you know he was on a mission? He did not state that he was on a mission in his entries... just that he had a fuel leak. :?: :?: :?:
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Yah-Ta-Hey wrote:... how did you know he was on a mission? He did not state that he was on a mission in his entries...
From his other post on the same day (within minutes, in fact). <grins>

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Silly me... I certainly stepped in it this time... (looking at bottom of shoe), who would have thunk to lok in another thread and make that kind of connection unless you had already done that mission. ya got me a good one there pardner. If ol' El Viejo was around, he could have counted coup on me. :D
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Yah-Ta-Hey wrote:If ol' El Viejo was around, he could have counted coup on me.
<smirks> Did your radar let you down for once, amigo? <carves a new notch>

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