Odd Hard Start Issue

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed Dec 18 23:44:00 EST 2002

At 1:13 PM -0800 12/18/02, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>Does anybody know anything about the fuel pump check valve and how
>problematic that is.  I've heard rumblings about that as a hard start issue
>elsewhere (via Blau).

The fuel pump check valve been discussed many, many times--both here
and on the main list--as a very (or even the most?) likely source of
fuel pressure loss. The newer replacement fuel pumps (slim style)
don't have a seperate, external check valve, but I'll bet you've got
the old-style pump. In that case, I believe a replacement checkvalve
is available separately. Installing a new check valve requires pump
removal, so if yours is an old, original pump--you may want to think
about replacing the whole pump, cause if it ain't broke now it soon
will be, and you'll have to do the whole miserable job a second time
(or maybe Bernie will come over and do it for you.) :-)


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q	(135 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (58 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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