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RE: Fuel Pump Problems

To: Craig Brownlee <>, mgs@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: RE: Fuel Pump Problems
From: Dan Pockrus <>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 14:34:04 -0600
        My son's '74 did the same thing last week. I pulled the bowl off the
fuel pump and found it had about 1/2" of rust and various other uglies in
the bottom of it. Cleaned everything up, reinstalled the bowl - all is well.
It seems he had run out of gas a couple of days before (typical
non-functional fuel guage), and I'm guessing the last 1/2 gallon or so was a
little thicker than usual.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Brownlee <>
> To: <>
> Date: 04 December 1998 18:48
> Subject: Fuel Pump Problems
> >
> >
> >
> >Oh wise and experienced LBC'rs.....   While enjoying the 
> great weather we
> >are having here in Oklahoma my 77 MGB started acting like it 
> was out of
> >fuel but if I sat for a few minutes it would run ok again.  
> I still had
> >fuel so my first thought was that fuel filter was clogged.  
> I changed it
> >out and I drove about 5 miles and it did it again.  Once 
> again if I sat for
> >a few minutes it would run ok.  Before I could get home though it got
> >worse.  I remembered people talking about fuel pump problems 
> and having to
> >rap the pump a couple of times to get it to work.  (BTW by 
> this point I
> >would have no fuel to the filter at all.)  I would tap the 
> fuel pump and i
> >could hear it click a couple of times...   I would drive 
> half a mile and do
> >it again.  Finally made it home.
> >
> >My question is this.  How do you test the fuel pump?  If it 
> really is the
> >pump do you rebuild them or do I call my favorite supplier 
> of parts and
> >just get a new one?
> >
> >Thanks in advance for the information,
> >
> >Craig Brownlee
> >77 MGB
> >
> >
> >

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