1981 Spider 2000 Not getting fuel

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gofiat81
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1981 Spider 2000 Not getting fuel

Postby gofiat81 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:36 pm

Thought my fuel pump was bad so I replaced it with a new one. Still not getting fuel. I have no clue why I am not getting fuel to shoot out of the fuel pump? I can hear the pump come on when I turn the key on and move the lever in AFM. Any thoughts?

narfire
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Your car is a: 1980 124 spider
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Re: 1981 Spider 2000 Not getting fuel

Postby narfire » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:16 pm

Look at post below. Wanted to edit before posting..
Last edited by narfire on Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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narfire
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Your car is a: 1980 124 spider
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Re: 1981 Spider 2000 Not getting fuel

Postby narfire » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:17 pm

Try reversing the connectors? The other thing is when you disconnect the line at the pump does fuel run out? Pull the pickup out of the tank and have a look at the intake. Sometimes a screen on the end may be plugged with shite from the tank. If so then time to drain the tank and clean and coat the inside.
Do you have air...blow the line clear???
Chris

PS perhaps next time post something like this in the general maintenance section.. More would have a look.
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ga.spyder
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Re: 1981 Spider 2000 Not getting fuel

Postby ga.spyder » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:27 pm

I am with Chris.If the pump is energized,I would reverse your connection or check that the pump is flowing in the right direction.It may sound silly,but it aint hard to reverse the pump or connections.If its correct and still not flowing fuel out of the pump,it has to be obstructed.
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gofiat81
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Re: 1981 Spider 2000 Not getting fuel

Postby gofiat81 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:30 pm

The gas pours out of the tank so its not blocked. I will try to reverse the connections.
narfire wrote:Try reversing the connectors? The other thing is when you disconnect the line at the pump does fuel run out? Pull the pickup out of the tank and have a look at the intake. Sometimes a screen on the end may be plugged with shite from the tank. If so then time to drain the tank and clean and coat the inside.
Do you have air...blow the line clear???
Chris

PS perhaps next time post something like this in the general maintenance section.. More would have a look.


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