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Re: fuel pumps

To: Tony Godfrey <73532.746@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Re: fuel pumps
From: tallen <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 21:44:40 -0500 (EST)
I had the same experience with my MGA.  The pump would run a long time
like it was out of gas.  I pulled my pump and tried pumping gas thru it
from a jar (easy enough to try), the pump was fine.  Ended up being a
cracked fuel inlet pipe fitting at the pump.  I switched the fittings
(inlet and outlet), switched on the ignition, and watched gas pump all
over the place.  If your sucking air somewhere, you won't get enough gas
to run with, also the problem will probably get worse.

Hope this helps,

'60 MGA 1600

On 30 Nov 1996, Tony Godfrey wrote:

> Hello,
>  I think I have a bad fuel pump. The car fires up just fine, runs for about 
> minutes
> and then sputters, backfires, and then dies. I turn the key back over, hear 
> fuel
> pump kick in, then the bloddy thing runs for 1-2 minutes again. Does this 
> like the pump? I have a '68 B Roadster and am wondering if there is a good
> aftermarket
> pump I could put in its place? Are there any special fittings I need. 
> Thank you for any help in advance.
> - Tony

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