[ROVERNET - UK] SD1 fuel problems

Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Tue Feb 21 03:13:16 GMT 2006


After pulling the SU pump on  my 54 MGTF a few times with the fuel running 
down my upper arm while lying on my back, I decided to install an in-line 
shut off valve between the tank and fuel pump. Makes it much easier to work 
on it. I also use it as an anti-theft device when out on the road. You may 
steal the car, but you won't get far.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Gale" <agale at iinet.net.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] SD1 fuel problems

> Gavin -
> The chances are very strong that you have gunged up the fuel pump.
> It is a real design flaw - a filter after the pump.  On the advice of John 
> Cheal of Wilson Carburettors here in Melbourne (a real SU expert) I 
> installed an in-line filter between the tank and the pump on mine and it 
> needs changing regularly. The installation of a $2 filter protects a pump 
> worth $300 or so.
> It only takes a few flakes of rust to stuff up a pump and you cannot rely 
> on petrol stations to have clean tanks.....
> I did the same with my P6 - moved the filter from after the pump to before 
> it.
> Makes a lot of sense when you think about it.
> Alan
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