[DMCForum] Re: Fuel system updates - help!! long long long...
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[DMCForum] Re: Fuel system updates - help!! long long long...

Okay - an update on the fuel system inspection...

I removed the lines and pump assembly.  The hoses need replacing
although they are not shot yet.  I found traces of dirt and gunk in
the tank as well as on the filter screen.  I'm thinking that the
pump did indeed get dirt in it.  the filter screen had a small hole
in it indicating that it might have let larger pieces of dirt
through.  All the parts seem in decent shape for the age and usage
the car had but I think I may want to replace most hoses and rubber
parts.  A slightly stupid thing I found was that the tank had very
little gas in it.  I find that hard to believe becasue I topped off
the tank about 80 miles before this happened.  I'm hopping that the
pump didn't shut off prematurely and most of this was caused by me
running out of gas!!!!  My float is not working so this may be a
realistic cause.  So I'm feeling a bit stupid about that.

Regardless... the system does look like it needs some work so
nothing lost with this.  Big quesiton though - The original baffle
setup looks to be in decent condition (besides problems I already
mentioned) and I was going to try and preserve the original
configuration. But, how would one go about taking the damn thing out
for cleaing, repair, etc??  the 'cup' doesn't fit through the hole. 
In a case that I do go for the SpecialT update kit one would need to
get htis out right?  This is probably sounding very stupid to some
of you but I had to ask.

Next question - can I clean out the tank from any dirt with a rag or
somehting?  And once again, trying to preserve the original system,
can I still get the cheaper SPeacialTAuto 957 pump and install it in
the original components?  Or should I just forgo the whole original
deal and get the SpecialTAuto baffle kit for ease of install?  Is
houston's setup equally good or better at a few buck more?


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