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05-03-2012 09:45 PM
leogallant
Fuel Lift Pump Questions

Thanks guys! The good thing is that the fuel pump switch on the dc panel is within arms reach of the filter.
05-03-2012 08:24 PM
dabnis
Re: Fuel Lift Pump Questions

A little more info on electric pumps:

The Diesel Page, Electric Lift Pump and Racor Filter installation

Paul T
05-03-2012 05:44 PM
Stu Jackson
Re: Fuel Lift Pump Questions

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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.
04-26-2012 01:05 PM
leogallant That's what I thought, but wanted to double check. Thanks so much!
04-26-2012 01:02 PM
jsaronson
Fuel Lift Pump Questions

No need with a diesel. Vapors don't collect and ignite like gas.
04-26-2012 12:55 PM
leogallant
Re: Fuel Lift Pump Questions

So then, seeing there isn't actually a blower installed in the engine compartment, should i consider adding one? This is a diesel engine, and as you can see in the former picture, it is not a sealed off engine compartment.
04-25-2012 11:31 PM
leogallant
Re: Fuel Lift Pump Questions

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Originally Posted by BELLATRIX1965 View Post
Yup, that looks like an electric fuel lift pump.
2 things: 1st: I would strongly suggest that you re-label that switch to indicate the proper device that it powers; and 2nd: You can bleed that fuel filter (and the lift pump/hoses) via the vent screw on top of the filter assembly (it looks like a bolt) - 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!
That makes sense, thanks!
04-25-2012 11:30 PM
leogallant
Re: Fuel Lift Pump Questions

That's what we're thinking. I had hear that too about bleeding if there is an electric one. Just wanting to make sure that it really is an electric pump.
04-25-2012 11:28 PM
BELLATRIX1965
Re: Fuel Lift Pump Questions

Yup, that looks like an electric fuel lift pump.
2 things: 1st: I would strongly suggest that you re-label that switch to indicate the proper device that it powers; and 2nd: You can bleed that fuel filter (and the lift pump/hoses) via the vent screw on top of the filter assembly (it looks like a bolt) - 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!
04-25-2012 11:20 PM
jsaronson
Fuel Lift Pump Questions

Isn't that an electric lift pump on the bottom right of the photo? I don't think they are bled.
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