[V8] Fuel Pump Failure Modes
quattro + 5 or 8 = fun
thequattroking at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 24 15:23:09 EDT 2007
i certainly have had the pump come back to life. on my old 4ksq, when i
drove it daily, i was to poor to afford a new pump when they went out. SO,
i had "pull n save" pumps in my trunk along with the tools to replace the
pump AND, most importantly my pump cpr kit. that consisted of a hammer and
a block of wood. I would put the wood on the pump and beat it with a
hammer. I could usually get 5-10 cpr restarts before it would fail forever.
I am glad i now have a job that pays well and newer cars (although not that
much newer). I still have the 4ksq.
A4 FOR SALE:
PARTING: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING: 1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro
> Thanks for the quick replies all!
> I opened up the access panel in the trunk ... this pump is a lot louder than
> the pump in #344 ... I think I'll take my chances that its the pump. I've
> never had an FP Relay fail ... but it may well be a contributor. The fact
> that the car had been running for some time when it lost power would tend to
> speak against the relay ... although, perhaps the contacts got hot. I will
> pull the relay and check the contacts as well.
> Once again ... THANKS!
> Jason Wilkerson <wilke_jb at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Had a car that died, waited 5, restarted, drove 2 hours, died, new pump,
> ran for 3 more years. I would let the car idle for an hour or so, when
> and if it dies, check for fuel then go from there. Good luck.
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