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Electronic Fuel Pump

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by jl, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. jl

    jl

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    Experts... Do you know if it is possible to push start your 2F with an electronic fuel pump (e.g., battery is dead)? :doh:

    Is this a good upgrade, or should I keep the stock (mechanical) fuel pump?
     
  2. Poser

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    No expert here but,

    Um....

    Electric fuel pump....dead battery.....I really do not think that fuel is going to flow a whole lot, bump starting? Well if you have fuel in the carb, and can get it to catch, and then the electric pump starts pumping right away it could work... :rolleyes:


    What is your reason for wanting to swap out a mechanical pump? If yours is shot, replace it with a stock Toyota unit. The last one probably lasted 19 years, the next one will too.

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
  3. Mike S

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    I ran an AUXILLIARY electric FP with a pressure regulator on my 40, which backed up the mechnical pump. Worked fine and gave me the option to bypass the mechnical pump if it failed.

    Mike S
     
  4. Paul_A

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    Or you can hang a milk jug of gas with a tube to the fuel inlet on the carb from your open hood and let gravity do it's thing. I had to limp a car home once that way. I vote no on relying soley on electric fuel pumps. Mike S has it right, I did that and it works great.
     
  5. DenverCruiser

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    I get vapor lock during hot days if I let it sit for short periods turned off. Would a new mechanical or electrical fuel pump diminish this?