Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue

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Re: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue

Postby fpc310 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:25 am

I have a Sierra screw on style fuel filter. The Perko has been removed just to rule that out. Thanks for the suggestions from everyone. I finished off my already dying starter in this process, so it’s getting rebuilt / replaced now. I’ll try some of the recommendations next week.
Todd
1983 32’ SedanFlybridge
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Re: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue

Postby Wardog » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:52 pm

I couldn't tell from your question if you replaced fuel pump was electric or engine mounted..i was having almost the same issue. I switched to electric fuel pump always have fuel pumping thru fuel lines and separator as soon as you turn on key...good luck..i have 318s

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Re: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue

Postby fpc310 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:54 pm

Ok. To close out this issue... the brand new Sierra mechanical fuel pump was shot after a couple hours of running. In the process of trying to start the motor, I fried the starter solenoid and possibly the battery too. Either way, I replace the solenoid with the spare, new fuel pump, checked the anti-siphon valve, all fuel lines, new filters. Also rebuilt the starter for $30 (thanks Lakeland auto in Port Clinton OH). The new pump is moving fuel nicely. I guess the moral of this story is to not run the starter for too long chasing a fuel issue. Also don’t trust new parts... they may fail faster than you think. Thanks for all of the advice.
Todd
1983 32’ SedanFlybridge
Twin 318 Chryslers.
Marblehead, Ohio

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Re: Stumped - Fuel Delivery Issue

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:40 am

..."Also don’t trust new parts"

Right on, brother! I had a virtually new fuel pump start leaking like crazy--bad weld on the outlet fitting. Nearly lost everything (including our lives).

Jeff
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