fuel pump question(s)

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Re: fuel pump question(s)

Postby scy135 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:09 pm

I dropped my tank again so I found out the the power wire to the pump is loose so I have to solder it so it's tight because I pressed the connection together and the pump hummed so I submerged it in gas and sure enough it was pumping. So now before I put it back in I'm gonna cut a service door so I won't have to drop the tank again to get to the pump
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Re: fuel pump question(s)

Postby scy135 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:32 pm

Thank you guys again for the help it is much appreciated
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Re: fuel pump question(s)

Postby spencerforhire » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:53 pm

Good idea to cut a service door; I've seen lots of older pickup trucks with a hatch in the cargo bed over the sender.
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Re: fuel pump question(s)

Postby scy135 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:14 pm

Yep I've seen the same and that's where I got the idea from :th:
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Re: fuel pump question(s)

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:08 pm

The reason the factory doesn't do this (aside from the obvious almighty $$$$$$) is they have yet to come up with a door that won't open in a crash, and spray down the interior with fuel during a spark and possible flame filled time. Just something I found out years ago. Use your best judgement and be safe. Remember those accidents (rear enders) are usually out of our control and death isn't the worst thing that can happen to you, you could live after such an accident (burnt bad)! I don't want to be a downer but I have acquaintances that have lived through medium burn accidents lots of scarring missing appendages etc. I just want to HELP, don't take this the wrong way Please! Harry
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Re: fuel pump question(s)

Postby cjbiagi » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:22 pm

I think that's why cars also have "firewalls". Safety is something that the factory has to think about, unfortunately what people do afterwards is their own problem. I am just speaking in general terms, not necessarily about a trap door for the sender unit. Reminds of how many times I have suggested not to bypass the oil pressure sender for the fuel pump. Sure, it will work fine for probably 99.9% of people, it's that .1% that may die.
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Re: fuel pump question(s)

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:11 pm

Most Japanese cars have an access panel that you can unscrew under the back seat to get at the fuel pump.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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