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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2001, 09:37 AM
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Electrical fuel pump question

I'm looking around to buy an electrical fuel pump, what capacity should I look for, is it the gallons per hour or the psi... At Carquest, I'd pay around 60$CAN for a 5 psi...

Also, what should I wire it to... where under the under can I find a wire with power when the key is turned on ? I know I sound a little basic this morning, it's because I had to many beers last night, and I'm in really bad shape today...

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Re: Electrical fuel pump question

Try the ignition switch.

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Re: Electrical fuel pump question

Ha - I looked under my under and I didn't see any wires. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Sorry, man, just giving you sh|t for being hungover. Man, I hate days like that. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

5 PSI should be fine. I don't think you have to worry about higher Gallons per minute, or anything like that until you get up into racing motors, so you should be ok with the generic type, I would think.

As I understand it, carbureted systems typically run up to about 6 PSI.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2001, 11:43 AM
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Re: Electrical fuel pump question

Yea, I used my dehydrated brain cells for once and did some searches on the subject, alot of good stuff came up... Man, I feel like SuperDave after a crash... yea, saw stuff on vaporlock.. somebody can explain what that new term means ???

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Re: Electrical fuel pump question

vapor lock is basically when you've got a fuel line running next to something really hot (like the exhaust). What sometimes happens is the liquid gasoline will actually vaporize, turning into gas. When this occurs, the fuel pump is trying to pump gas (i.e. not liquid), which compresses and the motor can't get enough fuel.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2001, 01:38 PM
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Re: Electrical fuel pump question

Well, got my pump, filter and hoses... the dumbass that had the jeep before me put heater hoses on the pcv system, no wonder I hear hissing noises, those are all corrodes now... Oh yea, here are the instructions that came with my pump...

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