Corvair DiagramCorvair Photo
Corvair Center
home forum corvairs calendar links Corvair Podcast
California Corvairs
Clarks Corvair
Clarks Corvair
“CORSA"



Chevy Corvair License Plate
Chevy Corvair Chrome Wheel
Corvair Center Forum :  Corvair Center Phorum The fastest message board... ever.
Corvair Center 
Pages: Previous12
Current Page: 2 of 2
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: February 19, 2018 07:18PM

Yes, keep that wedding ring and other jewelry off your body when working around batteries (have that ring short an automotive battery and it will be molten gold on your finger), rotating machinery (pull the skin or entire finger off your hand when it get caught on something moving at a different seed than your hand), pinching points (crush the ring onto your finger), you get the idea. I've seen too much hand damage from rings.

I told my wife I would never wear a wedding ring when at work or working around the house. I like my fingers and a beating heart (ring gives better path for electrons to enter the body). She understands!

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 19, 2018 07:25PM

CU stories?? NO!!

CU / Lon Wall and David Herron "The Source" are the only ones that never leaked!!!

Lon just commented a lot on the subject....because it hurts sales..





MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 19, 2018 09:21PM

If there is fuel in the oil the pump is bad and you need to replace if and change the oil. Loose screws won't cause fuel in the oil.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 19, 2018 10:51PM

Here's a side cutaway to help people understand what happens.

Attachments:
Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: St.Hubbins ()
Date: February 20, 2018 06:04AM

anyone got a good source for electric pumps? and is a detergent a good idea especially with gas getting in there?

64 Monza Convertible, Powerglide, Goldwood yellow

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 20, 2018 07:17AM

You won;t need a detergent for the crankcase after gas got in there. The gas already acted like one, except is doesn;t act as a lubricant.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

Click for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Forecast

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: St.Hubbins ()
Date: March 12, 2018 11:50AM

wondering how much of a risk it is to drive 10 miles to my mechanic for fuel pump replacement... pushing it to a place where a flat bed tow can access will be tricky, and i don't think i'm up for tackling the job myself anytime soon.

64 Monza Convertible, Powerglide, Goldwood yellow

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 12, 2018 12:17PM

You can start it and drive a short distance to where to Truck can load...

just not 10 miles...at least not recommended!





MODERATOR
Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: March 12, 2018 05:40PM

St. Hubbins,
I'm currently running a thread on mechanical pump analysis: Mechanical Pump Observations

I'd be willing to pay you to ship your old pump to me to contribute to the analysis effort. PM me if your interested.

Thx,
Ken

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: March 12, 2018 05:47PM

...also, if the screws came loose enough to leak fuel to the outside of the pump, they were loose enough to be leaking internally and dumping fuel into the engine. This means you definitely need to change out your oil, but on the other hand, the pump itself may still be good. However, if you don't know how old your pump is, I'd recommend replacement - it may have a failed gasket or diaphragm due to age. I'm not here to preach mechanical or electric, just recommend you replace the pump.

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: St.Hubbins ()
Date: March 13, 2018 05:57AM

thanks Ken, i'll hang onto the old one for ya.

64 Monza Convertible, Powerglide, Goldwood yellow

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: fuel pump spitting
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: March 13, 2018 09:12AM

RockAuto.com has Airtex E8016S electric fuel pump for less than 30.00. It is a 2-4.5 psi. I bave ran Aitex on my daimt driver for along time, no issues. If yo.oiu want to keep tbe stck look, order the bypass plate from Clarks and install it. This stops the gasine in the oil permanetly..


1964 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

Options: ReplyQuote
Pages: Previous12
Current Page: 2 of 2


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.