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#1 tidd1340


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Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:28 PM

Can someone tell me whats leaking here? And can i remove it?1989 gl 1.8 F.I. nonturbo..its right out of the fuel pump.

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#2 tidd1340


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Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:34 PM

Well i did a search and it looks like I found my answer..looks to be an isolator..and Im about to remove it.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 06:00 PM

It's a fuel pulsation damper, and it's safe to remove/seal the end. Or you can replace the fuel pump - it's part of the fuel pump assembly.

A new pump is around $150, pulling that off & plugging the hole with some sort of solder/braze/whatever you have is a lot cheaper.


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Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:27 AM

The part you ar e looking at IS a pulse dampner but it is NOT part of the fuel pump and you CANNOT block it off. It is not part of the fuel pump and you don't need to spend 150.00 and replace the fuel pump just for that part. It won't even be in the box. You can take the dampner out and replace it with a longer hose. Your best fix is to go to the junkyard and get another one and replace it altogether. If you cannot find one just send me a PM and I'll send you one for the shipping. I have a bunch laying around.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:34 AM

replace with a non rusty used one.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:10 AM

I can't tell if it is attached to fuel pump directly.It is a fuel damper. there should be another under the hood by the spfi. If there is one, you can surely find a way to work around it, after taking it out.If it is one on the fuel pump, it will require some ingenuity. There is someone here who posted it on thier website, clever way to save the pump while doing away with unnecessary damper.I recently removed one in the same spot, it was hanging out in the open like yours, and rusted, not attached to the fuel pump.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 06:06 PM

It is a pulse dampner and has little or no effect on the overall operation of the vehicle just remove and replace with new hose. It will be just fine, fuel pump is not an involved issue. :burnout:

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:54 AM

its a vital part that subaru put two of in the system. you can bypass it, i suppose, but its probably more difficult than finding a junkyard replacement or even maybe trying the parts store?? i dunno about the store, but if you can remove it from your pump, then you should be able to get one from another pump. not a majorly failure prone part, so no reason to think the junkyard one will only last you a short time..

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