[DML] Re: John Hervey's Fuel Tank Pickup
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[DML] Re: John Hervey's Fuel Tank Pickup

If the factory design worked better, or John's design worked worse,
you might be able to make an argument to keep the pickup original.
Since the factory design is in fact worse, and John's design is in
fact better (in design -- baffle remains flawed as constructed), your
argument fails. What difference does it make that replacement parts
are available? Why would I want to replace worn out flawed design
parts with brand new flawed design parts? I'd much rather replace worn
out flawed design parts with brand new BETTER design parts.

I think your aluminum corrosion argument is specious at best, but
should something ever happen to my tuna fish can, I may be able to
spare one dollar for a replacement.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> The stock pick-up and baffle does NOT ride on the surface of the fuel
> if it is installed properly. In fact, next to using deteriorated or
> dirty parts, improper installation is probably the the second biggest
> cause of problems in the fuel tank. I will agree it can be difficult
> to properly assemble the stock parts inside the tank and get
> everything positioned just right. Once done though, it is a pretty
> reliable system. Having aluminum parts in the bottom of the tank is
> not the best idea. Water also gets to the bottom and will corrode the
> aluminum. The plastic/nylon parts are not affected by water or fuel.
> Dirt is the biggest problem followed by old, stale fuel. Just because
> the stock parts don't last forever is not a good enough reason to
> reengineer the fuel tank assembly. If, after 25 years, some parts are
> worn out, IMHO just replace them as long as correct replacements are
> still available. The baffle is also like a small container where the
> returned, excess fuel is dumped into the tank. That way, when the tank
> is very low the pump can still get enough fuel so it doesn't suck air.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757


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