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camaronut

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Fuel Pump
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:52:16 AM »
I've had the same AC fuel pump on my car since 1992......I'm wondering if I should replace it.

Now....the $10,000.00 dollar question........I have a new AC pump that's a few years old.....should I use this one, or just get a new one...

I wonder if someone rebuilts these things.....

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 01:59:45 PM »
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I've had the same AC fuel pump on my car since 1992......I'm wondering if I should replace it.

My grandfather used to tell me "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", so unless there's something wrong with it, leave it alone.

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 02:19:38 PM »
You may want to read this before having an old one rebuilt:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9007.0


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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 07:29:35 PM »
I had a very old AC fuel pump on my engine that was working fine for over 25 years that I had it but to tell you where I was at during the engine rebuild - I pulled it off and replaced it with a new pump from NAPA. The old pump WILL fail some day. You could have a fire and you probably will be stranded no matter where it happens. Changing it out now for a brand new pump is CHEAP and reliable insurance. Most of the car show attendees won't care that much about an "original" fuel pump.  Just not worth the risk on that critical part. JMO.

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camaronut

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 08:14:44 PM »
Stingr.......I think you make a good point.......having the car stranded on the side of the road and on fire....

I'm heading to parts store tonight.......

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 01:43:41 AM »
Stingr.......I think you make a good point.......having the car stranded on the side of the road and on fire....

I'm heading to parts store tonight.......

What makes you think the new one can't fail?

If you only knew have many bad new parts get sent back.
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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 04:17:26 PM »
I'd keep the AC pump as long as it works and put the new pump money toward a good fire extinguisher to keep in the car.

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 04:22:01 PM »
Gents, note that most fuel pumps don't fail by leaking, but fail by torn or ripped diaphrams. Also note that once you remove a working pump and the diaphram dries out, the first time you try to reuse it, 9 times out of 10 the diaphram will tear!

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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 10:32:38 PM »
A NOS fuel pump AND a fire extinguisher are still cheaper than the results of a fire.   :'(
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Re: Fuel Pump
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 11:21:03 PM »
Looks like a LS motor fire...... Wonder if that was a conversion?
If the fuel pump is working & sounding fine why change just to change? They can become noisy when starting to go bad!
But nothing wrong also if you want to change for some type of peace of mind. :)
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