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Fuel Pump Change

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Subject: Fuel Pump Change
From: Chris Attias <>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 08:48:06 -0700
Well, I finally got around to replacing my non-OEM electronic Facet 
fuel pump with a Carter type inline rotary type.  I remember asking 
the List a while back if there were any successful attempts at 
quieting that "angry woodpecker" sound that Facets make,  and I guess 
the answer is "no".  I had ruled out going back to an SU because A) 
the piping had been butchered by a PO installing a HUGE AC pump (the 
compression fittings were gone),  B) that the reliability of points 
left something to be desired (although I understand SU/Burlen has now 
fixed that electronically), and C) that SUs are darn expensive.

I got a generic low-pressure Carter pump and mounted it transversely 
on the stud that held the rearmost fuel line clip, above the rear 
axle.  Althogh this is not the most protected place, it does not foul 
the axle on full bump stop, and is attached to a much more remote and 
substantial piece of the unit body that my old pump, which was 
attached to the back of the cockpit.  I added a clip at the I now 
have a bit more rubber fuel line than I did.  It is on the bottom of 
the rear ledge to the outside of the battery hatch.  I addded a 10 
amp inline plug-in fuse where the pump wiring joins the harness.

I put in an online filter right before the pump, and I'm thinking of 
"armoring" the rubber hose pieces with plastic wire bundle covering.

The new pump hums enough to know it is working, but not obtrusively!

Chris Attias
'64 MGB
'84 Alfa Romeo GTV-6

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