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    Default Re: Replacing a fuel pump

    Before you do anything drastic, or anything else other than this, take the fuel pipe off and blow back down it and the vent pipe to make sure its all free flowing and not juts gummed up. With that low miles though, and been sitting around, the pump is probably corroded internally.

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    Default Re: Replacing a fuel pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post
    While that might be a better solution, the stock response should be:

    Set up the video camera
    Loosen every pipe connection
    Knock the ring loose to open up the top of the tank
    Attack the boot floor with a welder
    Get your next of kin to post the video

    I've made for a more certain result...

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    Default Re: Replacing a fuel pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post
    While that might be a better solution, the stock response should be:

    Set up the video camera
    Loosen every pipe connection
    Knock the ring loose to open up the top of the tank
    Attack the boot floor with a grinder
    Get your next of kin to post the video



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    Default Re: Replacing a fuel pump

    Isn't there a video somewhere of DaveTheBunnie blowing himself up with some dodgy fuel tank shenanigans?

    Anyway, unless you're a massive twat (sorry Dave) I don't think blowing yourself up is very likely.

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    Default Re: Replacing a fuel pump

    Quote Originally Posted by DefTrap View Post
    Isn't there a video somewhere of DaveTheBunnie blowing himself up with some dodgy fuel tank shenanigans?

    Anyway, unless you're a massive twat (sorry Dave) I don't think blowing yourself up is very likely.
    I'm sure there was at the very least a story. Might have been one of the 'my mate Carl' ones though.

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    Default Re: Replacing a fuel pump

    I tackled this task last night.

    Tin snipped the hole large enough to fold and get the old pump out and the new one in.

    Car started and ran lovely after that. I gave it a good check over before a test drive. It needed a good drive with some hard braking to clean the discs up again.

    Took it for a good drive, a hard drive in places where it was safe to do so. Let the revs build up high, a few barrel rolls, pulling hard on the stick, a few dives. Was out best part of an hour and it performed fine.

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    Default Re: Replacing a fuel pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    I tackled this task last night.

    Tin snipped the hole large enough to fold and get the old pump out and the new one in.

    Car started and ran lovely after that. I gave it a good check over before a test drive. It needed a good drive with some hard braking to clean the discs up again.

    Took it for a good drive, a hard drive in places where it was safe to do so. Let the revs build up high, a few barrel rolls, pulling hard on the stick, a few dives. Was out best part of an hour and it performed fine.

    That will probably polish out.

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