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Fuel pump dying? #1633636
30/06/2019 09:50
30/06/2019 09:50
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Hi,

After a spirited drive in hot weather i heard a whining noise in the boot. Loudest with ignition on. But also there the first minute after i turned the ignition off. My guess is a dying fuel pump. But why would the noise remain after stopping ignition? Open to ideas.

Is the fuel pump still available new?

Jaap


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Re: Fuel pump dying? [Re: jaaps2] #1633644
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Originally Posted by jaaps2
But also there the first minute after i turned the ignition off.


With the ignition off the pump should also be off so it's possible this is a tank pressure noise you're hearing maybe.

Re: Fuel pump dying? [Re: jaaps2] #1633648
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Could be. would that suggest a leak? Perhaps showing itself due to hot weather?


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Re: Fuel pump dying? [Re: jaaps2] #1633654
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Originally Posted by jaaps2
Could be. would that suggest a leak? Perhaps showing itself due to hot weather?



Check the seal ring under the cap, if it's cracked it'll release pressure which might be the noise you're hearing.

Re: Fuel pump dying? [Re: jaaps2] #1633657
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Sounds like the noise I reported in my post from a few weeks ago.

I checked everything and the seal as Joe (Countrycruising) suggests.

Have you got much fuel in your tank? I filled my back to the top - and took a spirited 2 hour cruise over weekend - and the fuel pump on mine was silent.

Opening my tank prior produced a satisfying Psshhhh as the vacum released.

Regards

MM

Re: Fuel pump dying? [Re: jaaps2] #1633661
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Thanks, I will have a look this weekend. Tank is about half full.


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