[V8] Well dang, it can't be the fuel pump

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Sun Apr 20 15:43:58 PDT 2008

Mike Arman wrote:
> Brand new Bosch pump in the yellow box, $250 worth, very reputable 
> vendor - pump lasted all of four months.
> Removed it, put it in a cup of fuel (not supposed to run these dry) 
> connected leads, retired to a safe distance, applied power - hum but no 
> squirt. Phooey.

Dumb question... if it has been sitting for a while, is it possible
that the old gas turned to varnish, clogging the pump?  Can you squirt
some fuel injection cleaner, or even soak it in some overnight, to see
if that frees it?  It may be worth a $5 can of the stuff to try it.

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic, :)
'91 200 TQA #1, backup car
gone but not forgotten:
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody", now with new owner
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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