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January 25, 2021, 01:20:12 AM

Which electric fuel pumpm

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on: August 09, 2020, 09:41:28 PM
Changing to Weber 34 ICTs with a bell crank throttle.
Looks like the bell crank will foul my mechanicsl fuel pump so considering an electric one. But which?
Any recomendations?
What about pressure regulator? Built in or seperate from pump, and fixed pressure or variable?
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Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 11:22:18 PM
This is what I've fitted, works fine.

FPO6   FACET Solid State Electric Fuel Pump 40105 3.0-4.5psi
£ 39.48   

FPO4   Facet Fuel Pump Mounting Kit FPA905
£ 4.73   
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Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 08:21:38 AM
Having had lots of issues on previous vehicles with Facet Matchbox pumps, the one I have had fitted to my GP (with 34 ICTs) for the past 20 years has been completely faultless.  Even the clatter it makes has been useful as the noise changes if there's an issue with fuel delivery for whatever reason.  I've got a replacement rotary pump and filter ready to go on when the Facet calls time, but that's sat on the shelf for fifteen years. I've changed from being a hater to a fan of the Facet Matchbox!
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Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 10:19:28 AM


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Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 11:04:20 AM
I must admit that I have never had any more fuel problems since changing to a rotary pump - thumbs up from me too  ;-)up
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Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 01:55:54 PM
I'm not a fan of the Facet boxes - although that is what I carry as a spare! I fitted a Facet Posiflow to the buggy and have never had an issue. In fact I took the regulator off as the pump is low enough pressure as long as your needle valves are in good nick. Having said all that I fitted a Carter rotary pump to my bus and would fit one to the buggy next time. They are already regulated to 3psi and have a built in filter. It's usually around £90 which is more than others cost but you get what you pay for.
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Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 04:38:39 PM
....... They are already regulated to 3psi and have a built in filter........

Is the filter replaceable/cleanable?


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Reply #7 on: August 11, 2020, 12:59:07 PM
Are you sure the linkage is going to foul the original pump? I've not come across one yet that does.
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Reply #8 on: August 11, 2020, 07:41:07 PM
Are you sure the linkage is going to foul the original pump? I've not come across one yet that does.

Not 100%, but then it's not a standard VW design pump either!


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Reply #9 on: August 12, 2020, 08:57:35 AM
Having said all that I fitted a Carter rotary pump to my bus

That's the one I bought (after much study) as a spare, due to good price, reports of reliability but mainly the low pressure delivery. I only got as far as fitting it to my spares shelf tho'
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Reply #10 on: August 12, 2020, 01:44:31 PM
....... They are already regulated to 3psi and have a built in filter........

Is the filter replaceable/cleanable?
Replaceable
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