[DML] Re: Fuel Pump?
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[DML] Re: Fuel Pump?

The inertia switch was never intended as a "kill" switch. Manually operating it all the time could wear it out. If you are that concerned about someone trying to steal the car by driving it away a better suggestion is a battery master switch. Since most people would not know where to find the battery it has some value. Also keeps the battery from going dead. You can also get a battery master switch with a removable key. For any determined thief they would just tow the car away.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, robert parker <roberthparker@...> wrote:
>   Thanks to all for info. & suggestions.    The battery was hot; it had been sitting for quite a while (MONTHS), but that has not interfered before. (Always a first time). The two wires on top of the pump looked good & clean, but I cleaned them up a bit anyway before I reconnected. I always pull the inertia switch button when I depart the D as it provides a bit of built-in security. Symptoms were similar to my forgetting to tap the button back in. (That is so embarrassing).  I'll have to run some more of the suggested tests to try to narrow down the snag before getting a new pump & finding it still won't start. (More embarrassment).   Thanks again.        Drive Stainless      Robert   VIN 6924
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > From: john@...
> > Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 09:19:54 -0500
> > Subject: RE: [DML]  Fuel Pump?
> > 
> > Robert, 
> > You didn't say how long the car had been sitting and did you charge the
> > battery up to a full charge first. So many people don't and that could be a
> > problem.
> > John Hervey
> > www.specialtauto.com
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> > robert parker
> > Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 3:33 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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