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alfizta
post 20th October 2018 17:51
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just replaced fuel pump for a used one. carbonized plastic around main electrical contacts originated a small fuel leak, which was creating bad contact, preventing engine from starting/running.
as I read somewhere, there is no need to drop the fuel tank to change the fuel pump. just rotate an jiggle a bit and it will pass through.
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post 21st October 2018 09:23
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here is the culprit. after getting my hands on the fuel pump housing, I think it is possible to fix the leak from the inside without buying another one. from what I perceived when looking for used pumps, looks like a common issue with these.
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post 23rd October 2018 12:25
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"carbonized plastic around main electrical contacts originated a small fuel leak"

crikey-

you were lucky you didn't have a fire, Alfizta
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post 23rd October 2018 18:28
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well, the weather proof connector prevented air mixing with fuel and any ignition that could jump from the bad contact. so, I felt «safe» for a couple of months. the only drawback was the engine not starting or stop running WHILE driving, which isn't nice either.
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post 23rd October 2018 22:04
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QUOTE(alfizta @ 23rd October 2018 19:28) *
well, the weather proof connector prevented air mixing with fuel and any ignition that could jump from the bad contact. so, I felt «safe» for a couple of months. the only drawback was the engine not starting or stop running WHILE driving, which isn't nice either.


check pins inside connector - most likely it has bad contact which resulted this mess
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post 24th October 2018 12:23
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QUOTE(shpuncik @ 23rd October 2018 23:04) *
check pins inside connector - most likely it has bad contact which resulted this mess


they looked pretty ok to me, but will double check. also, many 2nd hand pumps had this burned plastic around the same pin. I think this pump is used on all 1.4 ts and all cf1 TSs. not sure if used in boxers. I think it's a must check for everyone that has it.
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post 8th November 2018 13:18
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checked terminals on the fuel pump and connector for overheat after a trip. seemed pretty cool to me.
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post 10th November 2018 22:30
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Looks nasty. Mine was alright. Took the petrol tank off during my rebuild back in 2014. Petrol tank off means: dropping the exhaust, handbrake cables, rear subframe and a few bits and bobs. See my thread: Red Devil..


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