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

"But, how would one go about taking the damn thing out
for cleaing, repair, etc??"

Just squeeze it out. Ironically the one from SpecialTAuto requires to
be "squeezed" to be put in. The baffle parts are just larger than the
hole. Just the simple fact.

My baffle was missing the hoses and the fuel return line, so
financially it was just cheaper to buy his. If you have all the parts
and want to continue to use them, go for it. Not like it is a complex
system that is going to stop working.

I am not sure if the new pump sold by Hervey fits the older rubber
parts. The existing ones I received where either missing or had
solidified gas stuck to up, so I went all out. Call him up and ask, he
will tell you exactly what will work and what won't.

Hope this helps!

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Brian" <TK581@xxxx> wrote:
> 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?
> thanks!!

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