Re: Very noisy fuel pump
Actually, no it wasn't. ;)
> well said backyard.....
> "Backyard Mechanic" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> "Michael Johnson, PE" <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> One other thing, until you get it fixed don't let the fuel level in the
>>> tank go below the 1/2-3/4 mark. The pump is surrounded by the gas in
>>> the tank and it is what keeps it cool. Letting the fuel go low lets
>>> pump heat up and increases the chance of it failing.
>> Is it or is it not an axial flow pump? I can see the reduction in pump
>> cooling in 100 deg weather when fuel temps rise and there's limited
>> cooling... but he's in canada and it aint hot.
>> To the reverse, running the tank low makes the job a LOT easier!
>> But remember, it's the fumes that explode, not the liquid.
>> So STILL let a shop do it... good money spent though you may grit your
>> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
>> you pay..DEAL with it!