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Thoughts on fuel pump issues.


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#1 Dinky26

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Got to looking at the fuel pump on my 86' Brat, no wonder I'm smelling gas in the garage when go to leave for work.

The piece that is screwed into the receiving end of the pump seems to be leaking fuel.

I can hear the pump run when I'm at a low enough idle or moving slow enough,

I'm just wondering if I should replace the pump?

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#2 Dee2

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

If my fuel pump was leaking, I would replace it.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Yup, replace that thing. rockauto.com has 'em.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:40 PM

I would just remove the fitting, throw some teflon tape on the threads and tighten it back up, should be good.

If the pump is not faulty, don't replace. Just a leaky fitting.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Just noticed the other day that I can here the fuel pump surging with my turn signal on :eek: anybody think this could be an issue down the the road?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

Just noticed the other day that I can here the fuel pump surging with my turn signal on :eek: anybody think this could be an issue down the the road?


Mine does that too. Seems to be normal for these old cars.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

I would just remove the fitting, throw some teflon tape on the threads and tighten it back up, should be good.

If the pump is not faulty, don't replace. Just a leaky fitting.


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Im just throwin this out there. Teflon is for air. It might get you by for awhile on fuel lines tho it wouldnt be a permanent fix.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

Im just throwin this out there. Teflon is for air. It might get you by for awhile on fuel lines tho it wouldnt be a permanent fix.


Hey man,

I have been using it for years. Never had an issue. I have used it for coolant sensor threads as well, it isn't just for air. If you can't throw an O-ring on there, Teflon tape is the only option you have. Is there other options you know of?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

Take a piece of teflon tape and drop some gas on it and let it set a bit and let me know what happens. Im not sayin it wont work. I just wouldnt trust it. Heck ive even used it for a variety of things myself:)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

I actually tried some 257 threadlock, I haven't checked it yet.
The guy at Oriellys pointed it out says it is resistant to gas, went to put away and found another tube just like it, only not new:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Just noticed the other day that I can here the fuel pump surging with my turn signal on :eek: anybody think this could be an issue down the the road?

..google this problem and you will find thousands who have asked the same question..usually tired or slow responding voltage regulators..don't expect a rebuilt alt. to help here because most rebuilds never exchange the reg. unless they have to with a poorer quality one from asia..

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

..google this problem and you will find thousands who have asked the same question..usually tired or slow responding voltage regulators..don't expect a rebuilt alt. to help here because most rebuilds never exchange the reg. unless they have to with a poorer quality one from asia..


No the remanned alt came from Malaysia.




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