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How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« on: July 13 2018, 06:25:04 PM »
Let's get a tally from everyone how old their fuel pump is. Mine is one year old. Let's hear from the rest of you guys.
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #1 on: July 13 2018, 06:59:41 PM »
It's really how many hours they have, I think. Mine or probably 5 years
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #2 on: July 13 2018, 07:15:38 PM »
Original :)  And I believe it is about done at ...I, forget  160Km?

I was just yanking your chain Brad, tho I would hope a well made pump would live 5-6 years. Well now that I think about it the Rendezvous didn't make 3 years, but we could argue "well made".
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #3 on: July 13 2018, 07:17:39 PM »
An hour meter would be interesting
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #4 on: July 13 2018, 07:30:30 PM »
Original :)  And I believe it is about done at ...I, forget  160Km?

I was just yanking your chain Brad, tho I would hope a well made pump would live 5-6 years. Well now that I think about it the Rendezvous didn't make 3 years, but we could argue "well made".

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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #5 on: July 13 2018, 09:25:09 PM »
I bought my Buick with a pair of used Walbro 242s in it around 2001 and sold it with those same pumps in 2016.  Never changed a HG.  So... yeah... I guess they don't build 'em like they used to, eh? ;)

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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #6 on: July 13 2018, 10:32:30 PM »
My Weldon 2345A, before it was stolen, was almost 7yrs old.


Now that I'm starting all over, my fuel pump is brand new :D ...also cause we haven't decided if we are going to go 2345A or a mechanical Weldon pump, the 34712 which flows 12.5GPM (that is Gallons per MINUTE), ran off the back of my dry sump oil pump via a Waterman cable drive system.


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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #7 on: July 13 2018, 10:32:35 PM »
DW400 went in last Christmas season I think
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #8 on: July 13 2018, 11:16:43 PM »
I see they have an inline check valve available but I don't see any real reason to add one.  It might be a restriction to a slight degree and starting the pump slightly in advance should provide a very reasonable start.  Your initial video was not bad.
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #9 on: July 14 2018, 10:25:17 AM »
Reminds me I need to change my filter even though I don't want to do it.
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #10 on: July 14 2018, 04:17:32 PM »
Mine is 4.  I installed a 320 lph pump and then the car sat for 3 years with the motor out!
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #11 on: July 14 2018, 09:06:28 PM »
Brad the racetronix 255hp I pulled out of the bird was 8 years old.
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #12 on: July 15 2018, 03:38:42 PM »
DW400 went in last Christmas season I think
That is huge!  Did you have to increase the size of the fuel line?

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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #13 on: July 16 2018, 02:26:02 PM »
DW400 went in last Christmas season I think
That is huge!  Did you have to increase the size of the fuel line?
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Re: How Old Is Your Fuel Pump?
« Reply #14 on: July 16 2018, 02:47:30 PM »
I'm having a custom return line made up for my car.
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