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    I'm kind of a big deal SeanCucf's Avatar
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    Exclamation Fuel pump question

    So, I broke of the little vent line that comes off the top of the fuel pump when I manhandled the OE intake out. Anyhow, I sheared off the little plastic nipple and left it flush with the top of the fuel pumphousing. My questions are:

    1) can I just stick another rubber fitting into the hole for the vent line?

    2) is there a one-way valve in there that I may damage by sticking another fitting inside whats left?

    3) is the fuel pump supposed to swivel inside the housing (it looks like thats normal)?...cause mine would spin all the way around if it were't for the metal strap.

    Sean
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    I'm kind of a big deal SeanCucf's Avatar
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    Unhappy

    Pics.


    The piece I broke off (after I cut it out of the hose)


    Where it came from:


    Sean

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    Hi Seancucf,

    Ive done the exact same thing!

    This is how to fix it:

    (1) Keep the little barb fitting you broke and grind a small pointed taper at the end.
    (2) Measure the barb OD and then drill the same size hole in the pump. some filing may be required inside the hole or the barb shaft to make it a good fit.
    (3) You can then carefuly hammer the fitting back into the pump housing you just drilled out and use super glue.

    This works a treat

    Hope it helps

    JOBS complete!


    Add info: You will need to remove the pump from the tank and this is a difficult job and you must be careful handeling the pump. The bolts in the tank are stagered so the pump will only fit back in 1 position.

    I would try to do this job while the pump is still mounted in the tank just be careful to avoid swarfs , shavings going into the tank.
    Last edited by US PERFORMANCE; 01-19-2007 at 07:57 PM. Reason: Add info

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    I'm kind of a big deal SeanCucf's Avatar
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    Well....Thanks U.S.!

    I did however get impatient. So ran to the auto parts store and picked up a 1/8inch to 1/4 inch barb and jammed it in place and viola!!! No removing the pump, no drilling, no shavings, 30 seconds and done.




    Thanks anyhow. I appreciate it!


    Did you notice if the pump swiveled inside the housing?

    Sean

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    Yeh thants normal and it will hit the bracket either side....

    Great to see you up and running!

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    If you look at that cross eyed it's going to break off. You do not want fuel sloshing around in your hull. I would find a barbed brass fitting and JB it in.

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    I'm kind of a big deal SeanCucf's Avatar
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    sorry...the pic was for illustration...it's all the way in there now. Won't be messin around that area again soon so it won't go anywhere. just a strong as the one that already broke too.

    sean

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