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Re: [Mgs] [MG-MGB] Re: Fuel Pump

Subject: Re: [Mgs] [MG-MGB] Re: Fuel Pump
From: Dan DiBiase <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 08:18:33 -0700 (PDT)
Paul, yep, there is 3/4 of a tank. And I haven't done anything to the pump, it 
has been installed since I have had the car (1988). So it's
certainly not installed incorrectly. As far as a blockage, I guess that's a 
possibility that I will examine before getting a new pump.

Starter-wise, it turned over fine yesterday (with plugs removed) and when I 
stopped cranking it (after cranking it for about 10 seconds), it
only 'clicks'. But I haven't done anything about it yet, since it's kind of a 
moot point with no fuel. The battery is freshly charged but I will
hook one of my other cars up (and tighten the cables) before I go mucking 
around with the starter.

 Dan D
Central NJ USA
'76 MGB Tourer
'65 MGB Tourer (Project)
NAMGBR #5-2328

From: Paul Hunt <>
To: Dan DiBiase <>;; MG List 
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 10:05:41 AM
Subject: [MG-MGB] Re: [Mgs] Fuel Pump

Crikey, sounds like the engine running!  Whatever, if it ain't pumping it ain't 
no good.  Sure you have enough petrol in the tank?  Have you tried sucking on 
the inlet pipe to see if you can pull any up (some clear pipe on the mouth end 
might be best!)?  Could be blocked or perforated above fuel level.  Have you 
tried blowing into the outlet pipe to check that is clear?  Assuming the float 
chambers aren't already full, that is, and if they are simply run the engine 
till it conks out.  And, erm, are you sure you have the pipes connected the 
right way round?  Sucking on what you think is the outlet should reveal that, 
or maybe blowing and listening for bubbling in the tank.

What's up with the starter?  When you turn the key to crank that should operate 
a relay by the fusebox with a click.  That should operate the solenoid with a 
clunk, which will drown out the relay click.  And the solenoid should cause the 
starter to grind, which will drown out it's clonk.  So just what noises do you 
get and not get?

  ----- Original Message ----- 

  Ok, so I have 2 issues with the '76B - the fuel pump doesn't, and the starter.

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