[Zmagnette] What should I check first???
wrench at attglobal.net
Wed Nov 13 15:52:22 MST 2013
I once spent a winter evening in my MGB-GT with the battery cover
off of the car so I could tap the fuel pump with the lug wrench every 10
miles for 130 miles to keep enough fuel flowing to get me home. SU Fuel
pumps don't really die, they become zombies that need to be resurrected.
I had a similar problem to yours that turned out to be worn needles
and seats in the carbs. The seats were worn to a point that the needles
would stick. Sometimes the rattle from the last gasp of the engine
would shake them loose, other times a quick rap from the handle end of a
screwdriver would shake them loose. Real Grose jets cured the issue.
On 11/13/2013 4:38 PM, Arch Boston wrote:
> Jeff, I have had fuel pumps die, but, reserection??? I always thought
> when they died they were dead.
> Sent from my iPad
> On Nov 13, 2013, at 4:34 PM, JEFF ROMANS <jromans55 at msn.com
> <mailto:jromans55 at msn.com>> wrote:
>> /order your fuel pump now...then ready for final failure.../ on a 100
>> degree day mine layed down 1 mile from home in parking lot ,after a
>> 100 mile trip. once the car cooled down, started right up and drove
>> home. next time wouldnt start. FUEL PUMP TIME.
>> Jeff Romans
>> 1958 Magnette ZB
>> > From: arch.boston at twc.com <mailto:arch.boston at twc.com>
>> > Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:20:03 -0500
>> > To: zmagnette at autox.team.net <mailto:zmagnette at autox.team.net>
>> > Subject: [Zmagnette] What should I check first???
>> > My car has developed a problem..... The last few times I have
>> driven the car it does the same thing. It will be running just fine
>> and then it will start to act as if it is running out of gas.
>> Stumbling and trying to die.... After I bleep the throttle a few
>> times thinking it is truly "AAA time" the car will run just fine.
>> There is a fuel filter between the gas tank and fuel pump. The filter
>> doesn't look freshly installed, however, it is not needing
>> replacement. The fuel pump is an electronic unit not SU. Should I
>> suspect the fuel pump? In the past when I needed to replace a pump it
>> was dead --- not working part of the time and fine later. What should
>> I check first??? Arch
>> > Sent from my iPad
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