Starting issue....

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Starting issue....

Postby smonop » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:55 am

In a previous thread I had issues with the distributor and electrical system which was solved by the well known Porsche guys at Provost motors, near me in NJ ( as you boys had recommended he added a resistor etc. solving the problem). Yesterday went to start it turns over but won’t start. Upon further inspection I noticed that I don’t hear the sound of the fuel pump engaging. I’ve checked all the connections everything seems to be in order. I replaced all of the fuses underneath the dash for poops and giggles. Thoughts? Bad fuel pump? Something I’m not considering?
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Re: Starting issue....

Postby DannyP » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:52 am

Bad ground or no power at the pump. If they check OK, the pump is probably bad.
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Re: Starting issue....

Postby albaran » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:53 am

Danny's right. I just went through this. See if you can run a "hot" wire directly from the battery or a known live 12v source to the pump. This would eliminate any fuse/switch issues. Same on the ground side. Run a wire from the pump to a known ground. If it still doesn't run, then it is the pump. But my experience has been that electric pumps are usually very reliable.
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Re: Starting issue....

Postby smonop » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:30 am

So I ordered a new fuel pump from Greg at vintage since mine is now 12 years old. In the interim, I removed the existing pump and tested the live wire coming through the dash, my test probe lit up at least telling me I have power to the wire and which would seem to tell me the pump is the issue? As an aside is there an adequate replacement pump I could’ve gotten at my local AutoZone? My current set up runs an E8016S, which from Googling seems everyone and their grandmother makes and sells for anywhere from 30 to 50 bucks
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Re: Starting issue....

Postby DannyP » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:08 am

I had that pump on my old Spyder. Flawless service for 11 years. I got it at Autozone but now they have a little square one(not a Facet though). But like you said, available almost anywhere.

On the new car I'm running a Carter rotary pump which is currently unavailable on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Carter-P60504-Li ... B000BZX92K

But is available here:

https://www.autoanything.com/fuel-syste ... gIADvD_BwE
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Re: Starting issue....

Postby smonop » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:44 am

Thanks Danny. I stopped by AutoZone they carry one that is cylindrical under the same model number, it’s just smaller in diameter as is the filter.
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Re: Starting issue....

Postby smonop » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:06 pm

Advanced Autoparts also sells a version under their name brand, Carquest. From what I surmise in looking at the part, they’re all the same thing branded under the company that chooses to sell it. Greg shipped me the one I ordered today, hopefully it solves the problem!
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Re: Starting issue....

Postby DannyP » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:43 am

It should. Do you have good, clean fuel at the filter IN?

I don't have a shutoff there below the tank. I take a pair of needle nose vice-grips and slip 3/8" copper tubing over the jaws to make a ghetto-type hose clamp, shutting off flow. This works and doesn't crush the fuel hose. Good luck.
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