[DML] Re: Need guidance regarding gasoline leak
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[DML] Re: Need guidance regarding gasoline leak

As the one who asked the original question, the problem is solved.  
As Marv experienced, I had fuel around the fuel pump.  Tightening 
the clamp around the lower boot solved it.  Pump stays nice and dry 
as I fill the tank to the top!  Thanks for your help,


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Marv Hein" <marvhein@xxxx> wrote:
> I really appreciate the original question and your answer.  
> I just replaced the fuel pump in my car when it died, apparently 
> overheating.  I also replaced the upper boot, which was rotted 
> The lower boot was in great shape, probably replaced the last time 
> the fuel pump was done.
> Whoever replaced it for the previous owner (maybe he did it 
> used a couple of nylon ties around the base of the lower boot and 
> nothing where the return line passes through the lower boot.  None 
> the wiser, I put my new pump in the same way and, while I 
> the new ties the best I could, with the upper boot removed, I have 
> also seen gas inside the lower boot around the pump itself.  I 
> thought maybe that was normal.
> Guess who just bought a nice big clamp for the base of the lower 
> and a smaller one for around the return line?  Everything will be 
> nice and dry in there from now on.
> Thanks again,
> Marv
> #10820
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Toby Peterson" <tobyp@xxxx> wrote:
> > Paul - The boot is supposed to seal around the pump, and there 
> > not be any seepage around the pump into the upper section of the 
> > boot.  The electrical connections for the pump are there, and if 
> they 
> > were compromised by corrosion (it happens), then the situation 
> be 
> > dangerous.  I have seen pumps with corrosion pits on the outer 
> barrel 
> > of the pump that allow fuel to pass by into the boot upper 
> section.  
> > The other possibility is that the boot has a tear, gouge, or 
> the 
> > band clamp that holds the boot tightly to the pump has come 
> > Whatever the cause of the leakage is, you must correct it 
> > immediately.  The upper section of the boot around the pump must 
> > dry, and free of fuel and moisture.
> > 
> > Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
> > DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC
> > www.delorean-parts.com
> > 
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@xxxx> 
> wrote:
> > > I was finally able to attend to my fuel leak issue.  I filled 
> > the 
> > > tank while watching the fuel pump boot.  It was filling up as 
> was 
> > > nearing full.  I watched fuel rise around the fuel pump. 
> > > 
> > > I am guessing I will need a new one.  The rubber seemed 
> and 
> > > soft, but there must be a hole or tear somewhere.  Is it easy 
> > > replace?
> > > 
> > > So does a properly working boot totally prevent fuel from 
> entering 
> > > the area of the fuel pump?  In a normal situation, does the 
> > > stay dry in the boot while fuel surrounds the outside of the 
> > > 
> > > Thanks,
> > > 
> > > Paul

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