RE: [DML] Fuel Pump?
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RE: [DML] Fuel Pump?

It's possible your intake line has collapsed - does the hose off the bottom of your fuel pump have a spring installed in it?

Also possible the filter screen at the end of that line is clogged.

If its been 18 years since yoyu cleaned out the fuel tank its probably worth cleaning it out.  If the gas is fresh you could use a siphon or small fuel pump to transfer the gas to a gas can (use a cheap fuel filter in-line) and then fill up the minivan or whatever the backup car is. Then give the tank a good cleaning.  You could probably use a fresh upper and lower boot on the pump too.

I personally like Herveys fuel baffle update by the way - it eliminates the collapsing intake line.

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of robert parker
Sent: Mon 4/6/2009 1:33 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [DML]  Fuel Pump?

  I went to fire up the "Silver Bullet" this weekend, and though it has been a fair time, the normally reliable beast was not so this time.  Tapped the inertia switch back in place, turned the key to "run", listened as the ubiquitous hum & relay-clicking stopped, flicked the key, and "vroom".... for about 2 seconds. Then nothing but spin. Got it to run about 15-20 seconds when I "primed" it, but would not keep going. Pulled an injector, tried starting again and no squirting fuel. Popped the engine-side line off accumulator, spun with same results. Pulled the center line off the fuel pump, spun, again, no squirting fuel. Hmmm. Do fuel pumps spontaneously die like that?  This is my 2nd, in use (well, not much) for ~18 yrs. Am I missing something, or is it time for a new pump?        Drive Stainless  (if it would start)      Robert   VIN 6924  


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