I got my fuel pump broken 300 km away from home, I'm on holly days in here. The fuel pump brought me here and died after. It sounds like it is seized, it started to make a different noise and also a repeating click noise. The engine failed few times or it could not start on ignition, I could hear the pump trying to work and actually it did for 1 second and then nothing. I took a little hummer and hit it few times and it started to work, but with a noticeable drop of pressure as it was not pulling as always and I could also hear a lot of valve knocking. Thanks GOD I have a spare old used one from my old 33 with me. Haven't changed it jet, I'll stay here 8 days and between going underneath the car and going to the beach and swim, I definitely prefer the second one
...first one happens all the year, second one only once a year. I think I'll do it last day before I leave from here.
Than I only have one question. When dismounting the fuel pump, the fuel pipe that goes from the tank to the inlet of the pump should drip or not petrol when no pump is there? There is any kind of filter from the tank to the pump, or does the petrol go directly?
My tank is a bit rusty and I think this affected the fuel pump...
So, when no fuel pump, should the fuel pipe be dripping petrol, because in my case it doesn't (or it is normal as long as you don't open the fuel fill cap)?
Actually I have tried to blow and it seams easy to blow and I can hear bubbles inside the tank, so I guess the pipe is free and doesn't make the pump suffer.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
P.S. there are no local garages in here so need to do it myself, no way to test the pump...