[ba] fuel pump relay is "special"?

audion at serversmiths.com audion at serversmiths.com
Tue Apr 13 16:08:26 EDT 2004

On Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at 11:57 AM, Ti Kan wrote:

> The '82 Coupe (and any early CIS car) fuel pump relay is not a simple
> relay.  It has an electronic counting circuit in it that turns on
> the fuel pump when it detects ignition pulses.  If the ignition
> system stops it will shut off the relay for safety reasons.

Okay, that's what I needed to know, so I guess I will pop the $60.

But since it is supposed to cut the current flow I still don't see how 
the engine was running (for quite a long times. . .months, maybe years) 
without the relay in place.


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