<VV> fuel pumps again....

corvairs at pacifier.com corvairs at pacifier.com
Sun Aug 1 14:17:19 EDT 2010

Yikes! Who's suggesting you do that? I'm pretty sure AC isn't, as that's
the brand I sell, and unless they've snuck them by me, I have never seen
ANYTHING that says that in ANY of my pumps.

No wonder some are having problems. Lon

> i always (as advised by the vendor or an insert in the box years ago ) put
> the new pump in a vise , push the plunger up as far as i can , ( a block i
> cut  to support it in the vise ) then loosen all screws and re tighten
> them
> so  diaphragms will not overstretch and leak when run. in fact i always
> replace  those stupid looking 1/4 inch , or stovebolt screws with cleaned
> up
> factory  screws saved from old pumps to make them look better.
> so far , this has worked for me over many years on corvairs and other
> mechanical pumps.
> i think it was AC that had a small paper in the box suggesting this before
> installing. i saw one last year at a large car show in a NOS pump box.
> now
>  i wish i had taken a picture of it to share. i will next time!
> regards, tim colson
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