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Re: Fuel Lift Pump Questions

Originally Posted by BELLATRIX1965 View Post

1. Yup, that looks like an electric fuel lift pump.

2. - just make sure to have two people (one to operate the switch and shut it off when you get fuel out the vent) and have a drip pan / diapers to catch any fuel spilled in the process. Best to keep the fuel OUT of the bilge!
1. Fuel lines to it and wires to it. Hmm, could be a giveaway...

2. Here's an idea to avoid needing two people: splice into the power wire or the ground of the lift pump, and add a simple toggle switch inside the engine compartment. Label it "Fuel Pump Shutoff" and when the fuel starts coming out of the hole when you replace the secondary filter on the engine, just shut it off down there. Of course, you can use that second person to get you a beer, since you won't spill a drop!

Nice oil filter, BTW, great to see one in the right orientation so it won't drip all over when you remove it.

Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada
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