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Re: Fuel pumps and fans

To: Anthony Sarain <>
Subject: Re: Fuel pumps and fans
From: (David Deutsch)
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 1996 16:04:03 -0700
This problem sounds like crud in the gas tank intermitantly blocking 
outlet tube.  Common problem which has caused many a good fuel pump to 
be incorrectly diagnosed as bad. When you climb hills and drive fast 
the dirt and rust get stirred up.  Would flush tank out and install 
filter pre-pump to keep junk from getting in pump and causing other 
problems or no longer go up hill and drive slower. Let me know how you 
make out. David Deutsch

You wrote: 
>Last week, my '79 MGB stalled going up a hill.  It only stopped 
running =
>for 5 seconds, then ran fine the rest of the way home.  During the 
week, =
>this started occurring more often, only when going up hill or going 
fast =
>on the freeway.  Friday, I was going up the same hill when the car =
>stopped completely.  The fuel pump was clicking at a fast rate, but 
not =
>fuel was going through the fuel filter (I have a glass fuel filter).  
>The fuel pump is a 2 month old SU carb.  Can this problem be anything 
>else but the fuel pump?  Is it an adjustment to fix, or should I pull 
>the pump out and get a new one?  Could it be a problem with the
>fuel tank?
>Secondly, I need to replace the two electric cooling fans.  Is there a 
>fan that is cheaper than the MG replacements (approximately $90 each)?
>Anthony Sarain
>'79 MGB, driven daily in San Diego -- unless it is REALLY beautiful . 
. =
>. then I ride my '76 BMW R90/6 motorcycle

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