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Re: fuel pump?

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Subject: Re: fuel pump?
From: "David N Waldmann" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 08:30:01 -0400
How about checking the fuel filter? Or just replace it, it's one of those
things that lots of DPOs never replace unless they fail.

1972 Midget
1998 Safari
1999 9-3
1964 (Me)

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From: "Montgomery Morris" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 12:15 AM
Subject: fuel pump?

> Help!
> Just got back from a 3 hour ride in the 79B that I bought in June. It had
> only been driven about 100 miles/year for the last 5 years and had a new
> fuel pump installed a few years ago. Tonight everything was running great
> (65-70mph) then it started cutting out and within 3 miles died. Would then
> start and run for a second or so then die again. 5 minutes later, started
> and ran fine for about 30 minutes and did the same thing at a stop sign
> started right up again. Ran fine on highway, then repeated above at
> stop.Checked coil wire, etc.
> Do you think fuel pump? I have an old one in the parts that I got with the
> car (does everyone get a pile of parts when they buy an MG?) that I have
> cleaned the points on. Should I put it back on, order a rebuild kit? I
> thought I saw somewhere recently that the diaphragm sometimes needs
> stretching? Which brings up another question, where do I go to search the
> archives for previous answers to inquiries?
> Went to the British Car Show in St. Louis last weekend and saw a lot of
> stuff to put on my "wish list". My first car show!
> Thanks,
> Monte
> 79B (novice owner and not a mechanic!!)

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