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Old 07-07-07, 09:20 AM   #1
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%^&$# &^*% $^%# Fuel Pump

I just had to ride the wrecker home instead of go to the lake! Fuel pump fried, *&(^ %^$# @$!* electric fuel pumps on top of the fuel tank!

Fuse blew, I replaced it and it blew again as soon as I turned on the ignition.
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Old 07-07-07, 09:37 AM   #2
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sorry for your loss - there is an option of sticking someone in the boot/trunk and hand pumping all the way





This is a joke people - having planned for something only to have the car blow up sucks
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Use an aftermarket in line pump instead of dropping the tank?
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Use an aftermarket in line pump instead of dropping the tank?
Wouldn't that put a lot of strain on the inline pump trying to get suction through the seized/not working pump in the tank?
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Old 07-07-07, 09:57 AM   #5
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I've already dropped the van at the shop, I'll let them take care of it. I'm just pissed the weekend got screwed up is all and whining a bit. I'll have the van back Monday by noon, so until then, I'll just ride the bike where I want to go (except for the lake, it's 140 miles one way and I don't have time to do the trip)!
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Old 07-07-07, 10:06 AM   #6
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Wouldn't that put a lot of strain on the inline pump trying to get suction through the seized/not working pump in the tank?
I thought so, but I hear of it being done frequently.
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I thought so, but I hear of it being done frequently.
People doing something frequently doesn't make it a good idea.
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Wouldn't that put a lot of strain on the inline pump trying to get suction through the seized/not working pump in the tank?
Just drill a new hole in the tank!
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Just drill a new hole in the tank!
Don't forget to weld up the old one!
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People doing something frequently doesn't make it a good idea.

Obviously. What's your point?
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It just seems to be a kludge like fix. I'd rather just do it properly the first time.
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Drop the tank, pull the pump, and install one inline outside. PITA, but at least you know that now you can DIY w/o dropping the tank next time.
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Obviously. What's your point?
ive seen it done before the stronger pump doesnt work any harder with the broken one in place
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it will work harder no matter what, but provided the in tank pump failed because of an electric problem, the bearings for it should be ok and it will provide negligible resistance. Best bet is to disconnect the fuel line and see if fuel drains out. If it does, then gravity is enough to move the in tank pump's impellers and another inline pump will be fine. Otherwise, it's gotta be pulled.
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Old 07-07-07, 02:16 PM   #15
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I'm just replacing with OEM anyway. It's simpler in the long run, the original lasted 13 years after all.
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