I did run the pump by hot-wiring it to the battery, it ran consistently smooth pumping plenty of fuel. So I feel real confident the pump is ok, but changed it with another pump to be sure but had the same result.
What happens is the engine will run like 30-45 seconds then die. I can immediately re-start the engine and it will run 30-45 seconds again.
I pulled the hose that feeds the carb and it seems to have plenty of fuel. One thing I noticed is that the pump only pumps when I'm cranking the engine and the manual says it should run interval (more than 5 seconds) when the key is in the first position. Mine doesn't do this but not sure if it should.
I'm thinking of getting a pressure gauge to insure I'm keeping good consistent fuel pressure to the carb (my manual says I should have 1.8 - 2.5 psi). I don't think this is the problem but it's possibly something I can check off the list.
I was reading another thread and it was talking about the VR supplying the power to the pump and after looking at my manual it does show that the power is coming off of "H" from the VR. Does anyone know how to check the VR to insure the power to the pump from "H" is good? Should it be a consistent voltage or a interval voltage? Can I check it with a voltmeter?
Thanks for the help guys.....pete
Edited by oleman77, 29 December 2010 - 08:26 PM.