[ROVERNET - UK] 2000 TC no fuel...

Paul Smith Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Mon Sep 18 05:16:31 BST 2006

Yes it gravity feeds to the pump when the car is level; it even gravity feeds to the carbs when the tank is full.
First thing to check is the reserve tap itself; is the arm with the inner cable pointing in the same direction as either of the inlet hoses?  If it is halfway between them, fuel flow is blocked.
If that is clear and petrol is not leaking out somewhere, then it sounds like tank sludge is blocking the outlets.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]On Behalf Of Nathan Obuch
Sent: Monday, 18 September 2006 2:01 pm
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] 2000 TC no fuel...

Greetings, Rovernetters:

   I'm trying to get my '69 2000TC on the road so I
can finally have my first Rover driving experience...I
did some brake repairs, and now the darn thing won't
    I've discovered that there's no fuel getting to
the carbs. Found a kind of funky hose on the suction
side of the fuel pump (between the reserve tap valve
and the pump.) Replaced that, new compression fittings
and such, still no joy. Stuck a hose from the suction
side of the pump into a glass of petrol --it runs fine
and sucks the glass down in a hurry. (This is a late
TC with the return line which recirculates excess fuel
back to the tank.) 
    At this point, I'm thinking that I have an air
leak somewhere between the reserve tap and the tank,
but what are the odds of BOTH the main & reserve lines
having a leak? Is it possible that the reserve tap
itself has an air leak? I  will bypass it as my next
step, I suppose.
    Final question: it seems that considering the
position of the gas (petrol) tank and that the pickup
is located on the bottom, gas would practically
gravity feed out of there! Is that so? 
     I'd be interested in any advice on this
situation. I'm sure I can eventually sort it out
myself (I mean, it's just a few bits of hose, a tank,
a valve & a pump) but thought I'd  check the
collective wisdom of the Rovernet first to avoid
reinventing the wheel. 

Thanks in advance,


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