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Technical stuff => Fuel System Carb => Topic started by: shaun wyatt on May 08, 2020, 01:58:08 PM



Title: fuel pump
Post by: shaun wyatt on May 08, 2020, 01:58:08 PM
Hi, my 1600 coupe has not been started for at least a 2 years i have got it running by putting fuel in the carb but the fuel is not getting there from the pump.i have manged to suck the fuel into the filter but will pump from there

Thanks Shaun


Title: Re: fuel pump
Post by: Nigel on May 08, 2020, 07:43:25 PM
Hi Shaun,
Your pump internal diaphram may have perished,causing only a partial flow.
The could be a blockage between the tank and the pump.
A hose may have internal damage that you can't see.
The fuel tank sender unit has a gauze filter which may be blocked.

I would start at the tank. Remove the sender unit [the fuel comes up through this] and check for crud
in the tank and on the gauze. Then try blowing through the pipe to the front. If that all seems good,then reconnect everything
, but have the pump outlet drain into a suitable bottle [disconnect the coil lead right now] and try spinning the engine to fill the bottle.
You really need to do this so as to drain all the 2 year old fuel. Unless you've done that already of course! If the pump isn't
gushing lots of fuel,fit a new one.
Hope this helps a little bit.
Regards, Nigel


Title: Re: fuel pump
Post by: shaun wyatt on May 09, 2020, 07:58:10 AM
Thanks Nigel, i was thinking of putting a electric pump in any ideals?


Title: Re: fuel pump
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on May 09, 2020, 03:36:13 PM
Thanks Nigel, i was thinking of putting a electric pump in any ideals?

Plenty of threads on electric pumps in the carb section of the Forum.


Title: Re: fuel pump
Post by: Nigel on May 09, 2020, 09:12:30 PM
Thanks Nigel, i was thinking of putting a electric pump in any ideals?

As Neil has suggested,read those columns.
I fitted my new pump today coincidentally. It's a Huko,together with an inertia switch [random,ebay]

Regards
Nigel


Title: Re: fuel pump
Post by: shaun wyatt on May 10, 2020, 01:45:22 PM
Thanks guys, is this  wiring setup ok


Title: Re: fuel pump
Post by: HFStuart on May 10, 2020, 02:46:06 PM
That will work fine