[DML] Re: Fuel pump gets hot...
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[DML] Re: Fuel pump gets hot...

The air dam is a great thing to buy or make if you are in our kind 
of climate, but failures in the 70's sound like an extreme case to 

Matt's already covered a bunch of the games I played with my fuel 
pump last summer. There is also a recent posting on the AZ-D message 
board if you care to sign up and review it.  

David's certainly right about the fuel pickup restricting flow as 
the fuel heats up or if it is kinked for some reason.  Also make 
sure nothing is pressing on the two fuel lines entering the pump 
boot. You'll be surprised to hear a little change in engine tone if 
you apply pressure to the fuel supply line.

I first prevented pickup hose collapse with the "spring" method you 
can find documented here on the DML, but fearing eventual fuel 
system contamination, switched to John Hervey's short solid pickup.  
I further like John's design because it makes the pump assembly very 
easy to remove and maintain (pickup filter, etc.).  


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> 
> Your fuel pump is dying. It's death was hastened by either a kinked
> suction hose, dirty strainer, or a hole in the suction hose 
> air to get in (any or all of the above). The thing to do now would 
> to remove the pump, inspect all the internal parts in the tank,
> replace any in deteriorated or questionable condition, and replace 
> fuel pump. While you are in there you should drain the tank and 
> it out to remove any trace of water or dirt.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I know this has come up before, and that AZ-D probably has the 
> > experience with hot weather operation - but in this case it seems
> extreme.
> > 
> > I've just gotten my car running regularly in the last month or 
so -
> and on
> > some days, even in the mid 70's the fuel pump overheats.  It even
> happens
> > when the tank is nearly full.  In all occurrence it seems to 
happen w

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