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KERR

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fuel pump died?
« on: January 03, 2014, 03:20:26 PM »
anyone ever have stock fuel pump just quit while driving down the road?

The car was running fine and just quit,  would not restart,   I figured that maybe the gauge was broken and I had ran it out of gas,   So we pushed it to the gas station and filled the tank,  it only held 9 gallons so I wasnt out of gas. Fast forward car will not restart.  I pulled the air cleaner off and gave it some gas, but no fuel comes out of the carb.   The "eye glass" is about half full, but again no fuel spraying into the motor from the carb. 


Im guessing that mechanical fuel pump has died,  or i maybe it has something huge stuck in the fuel line?   Ive never had a mechanical pump die so this is the first for me.   Speaking of what causes one them to quit?   

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Re: fuel pump died?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 03:24:50 PM »
Sure. The diaphram will eventually tear and won't be able to pull fuel anymore.

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Re: fuel pump died?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 04:20:50 AM »
If you have a paper type in line filter, it could have collapsed.
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Re: fuel pump died?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 11:30:05 AM »
Sounds like the ethanol finally won. Nothing new.
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KERR

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Re: fuel pump died?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 06:52:56 PM »
thanks for the info.   we got that winter storm so i havent done anything to the car..    the filer is a metal container not sure whats inside it..  

So if the ethnol ate it what are you guys running?   

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Re: fuel pump died?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 11:37:30 PM »
Check you oil level and content.  If the diaphragm is leaking you may end up with an oil pan full of gasoline.
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Re: fuel pump died?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 03:32:25 PM »
good call mark,    I hope not, but to be honest i havent even looked..  the high yesterday was 4*!

A warm front is on its way they say,  we might get back to above freezing by friday so ill go mess with it then.