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Re: Loud Clicking

To: Rick Sinclair <>
Subject: Re: Loud Clicking
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 20:20:00 -0700
Word on the street is that Rick Sinclair said:
>     I have a '68 MGB that my parents bought for $100 about 15 years
> ago. I am 14, and my dad said I could have it when I am old enough to
> drive. Anyway, we are fixing it up, and have hit a snag. When we turn
> the key, there is a loud clicking noise. Dad thought it was the
> solenoid, but now we are not so sure. Can anyone help me?

If its a repeated click, coming from the passenger side rear wheel
well, its the fuel pump.  It should go click-click-click fast then
slow then stop - what its doing is filling the float bowls in the carbs
until the float valve closes.  If it doesn't stop clicking, you are
out of fuel, have a bad fuel pump, or a bad float valve in which case
you will probably notice fuel being pumped onto the floor :)

These noises are a good thing; you will learn to listen to the car and
notice problems as if by magic (to the uninitiated).


Cheers, Skye

PS: If its just a single click when you try to start the car, its the

1966 MGB        The MGB Experience         __,__\__      Safety Fast!
GHN3L-70307     (_o____o_)     MGOFR 1.375

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