monkeynuts Posted October 14, 2010 Share Posted October 14, 2010 I have a '87 exclusive hatch that has been stood for four years before I purchased it. After fitting a new battery I turned it over and discovered that no fuel was reaching the front end. I removed the trigger wire from the starter and turned it over again, hearing a strong noise from the tank area I decided that there was power to the pump. Now I've decided that there is air in the fuel lines between the fuel rail at the front and the half tank of petrol in the back, so I take the feed pipe off the rail and using a fairy bottle and some fuel pipe I forced petrol back down the line to the pump. I considered removing the stupid pulse thingy from the system as I have from previos vehicles but after checking it and finding out its ok i refitted it. My understanding is that the air between the pick up pipe inside the tank and the pump is causing the pump to suck nothing but air and not drawing fuel through. does this sound right? I have considered pressurizing the tank with an airline hoping that this will force petrol up the ten inches of pipe to the pump! anyone have any better ideas before I do this? can anyone think of a reason (other than safety!) not to do this? Am I being thick!!?? are the pumps supposed to draw the fuel up regardless of wether there is fuel in the pipe or not? is my pump just weak? many thanks in advance for any advice on this matter. this is the only thing stopping me from progressing to the next step and I'd love to hear the old girl fire up!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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