[DMCForum] Re: OT: D fuel pump in my VW Rabbit....help!
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[DMCForum] Re: OT: D fuel pump in my VW Rabbit....help!

The VW pump isn't submerged in anything.  It is encased in soem foam
and mounted under the car.  yup.
The connections are good so no sparky sparky. 
the check valve is seperate on both pumps, not inline like the early
D pumps were.
I'm thinking i'll just go and buy a new pump and know that i have
something good.  Would have been nice to save $100 though.  Hey, i'm
poor!  I've got a kid to feed.

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Walter Coe" <Whalt@xxxx> wrote:
> > Do you think the fuel pump is bad?
> Shee-it!  That's not the way to trouble-shoot something --
> to replace a suspect part with another suspect part.
> > It buzzes but then rattles and grinds.
> Buzzing is good.  Rattles are not so good.  Grinds are bad.
> Is the pump intake submerged in fuel when this happens?  Is
> there a hole in the fuel suction hose?  Did the pump suck up
> some debris?  Are you using a filter/sock over the pump
> inlet?  These pumps seem to be very sensitive to even small
> mounts of debris.
> I have heard that people have run these pumps momentarily in
> reverse to dislodge junk.  But I don't think you could to
> that with the check valve installed.
> > Could the different model number of the pump be causing
> this?
> I lost track of your original post, but as I remember, both
> of the fuel pump numbers are good for the DeLorean.  I think
> one was the OEM version with the check valve built in, and
> the other is the standard replacement with a seperate
> screw-on check valve.  The check valve in either case
> shouldn't be an issue unless you try to reverse-flush it.
> And by all means -- keep a fire extinguisher handy.  Sparky
> electrical connections & fuel vapors are not a good thing to
> mix.
> Walt

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