>With the engine
>running, I can watch fuel dripping onto the floor slowly, although I can't
>see where it's coming from.
Most likely it is the sediment bowl gasket. They harden over time. Try
a new one. When fuel leaks out of a line fitting you can usually see
fuel wetness on the top side of the pump. I always like to keep a new
spare sediment bowl gasket in my kit just in case.
>I've been thinking about installing an electric fuel pump for some time, for
The stock mechanical pumps are very reliable when they are in good
condition. They generally last a long time between needing rebuilding.
When they fail they just don't stop working, they generally just pump
less. So it iwll almost always get you home. If you keep a rebuild kit
in your carry along spares the pump can be rebuilt on the road in an hour
Also your SUs like a low pressure, high volume pump. The mechanical pump
puts out around 3 pounds pressure. If you get an electric pump you
should add a fuel pressure regulator.
So you would add an extra wire going back to the rear of the car, A fuel
pump near the fuel tank under the car (electric fuel pumps generally like
to push and not pull) and you will need to add a fuel pressure regulator.
On top of this when an electric fuel pump fails, it just usually stops
Personally I think the stock mechanical pump is not only better but more
reliable and less apt to fail in such as way as to leave you stranded.
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