[V8] Fuel pump removal questions, Strainer removal?

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Tue May 19 10:30:27 PDT 2009

It's been a while since I did this but it was the main intake port of for
the fuel pump.  I think I remember it being on the side, but it makes more
sense that it was on the bottom.  Nevertheless, it was a small circle with a
screen and on top of the screen was a little blanket of lint that I was able
to just lift off.

My symptoms were a noisy fuel pump after climbing from 6000 to 8500 feet on
a 55mph+ highway, usually only when outside temps were higher as in late
spring, summer, and early fall.

I already had a new pump to put in but after I removed the lint from the
screen, my fuel pump was no longer noisy.


-----Original Message-----
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
NIck Miller
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:18 AM
To: V8List Fans; urq
Subject: Re: [V8] Fuel pump removal questions, Strainer removal?

So, what is this little dime-sized inlet you speak of?  Curious, I didn't
notice that.  I need to get photo's up.  I had a ton of silt right
underneath the Fuel pump screen.  This is likely my problem, but its so
difficult to get out, I managed to use a magnet to get most of it out of
there, but it is only a third or so of what is in there.

As well, on the very large plastic holder for the fuel pump i removed and
brought to the top of the fuel tank.  I noticed that there is a small orange
like flap with a rubber flapper valve.  but this had fallen off, and that
might be an issue.  Anyway, just kind of pissed at the car right now, we
aren't talking right now. _______________________________________________
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