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northerner 10-31-2012 12:35 PM

crealock34 fuel lift pump
My lift pump needs replacement.

I cannot find any brand or performance specifications on the pump.

Can anyone help me ??

adamowens 10-31-2012 05:16 PM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
I replaced the lift pump on my 31 from here:
Auto Performance Engineering - Walbro fuel pumps and more

I think it was the Walbro FRB-20 but I can check for sure when I 'm on the boat again.

PSC 31 Journey

BluesHarp 10-31-2012 07:45 PM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
I replaced the Walbro 1241 fuel pump on our 1994 PSC34 with a Walbro FRD1-1.

pc37howard 10-31-2012 08:22 PM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
i have a 37 psc i used the pump bluesharp has. i put a switch on mine and only use the pump to fill the racon filter when i change the filter.

wsmurdoch 10-31-2012 09:58 PM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
You might want to look at two older threads in this forum.

Bill Murdoch
1988 PSC 34
Irish Eyes

northerner 11-15-2012 10:04 PM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
Thanks for responding.

Rcvd pump from auto-performance.

Nice Job Sailors !

niftynickers 11-17-2012 10:58 AM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
Just a quick note on the lift pump.I also use a Walbro and learned the hardway that the pump has a fine mesh screen inside that will get clogged with crud from the bottom of the fuel tank.So pump runs-no output.Only After replacing the replacement did I smarten up.Since my lift pump is before the Racor I removed the screen from the pump and let the Racor get the crud.Of course also cleaned the tank.
Good luck,
Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139

cheoah 11-26-2012 08:37 PM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
Hi there, isn't the pump supposed to be on the other side of the Racor, pulling it through there? This just from memory. Reading this thread, it seems that the 34, or perhaps the 3HM35F requires a lift pump, while the 37 has installations that does not require an auxillary lift pump. Can someone confirm this?

Mine has another brand PO installed a few years ago, but not a Walbro. I can't remember what kind, and my mind won't get away from facnor, but I know it is not a furling pump :)

At any rate, I do want to get a spare.

Mosaic 04-05-2013 01:32 PM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
Northerner: What model Walbro fuel lift pump did you install: FRB-20 or FRB-13? Did you wire it to the ignition key only or also to a separate switch? How has it worked for you? Thanks, Mosaic

BMLipiec 04-05-2013 06:47 PM

Re: crealock34 fuel lift pump
I just replaced and upgraded my entire fuel system (hoses, filters, and pump) a couple of months ago and installed a Walbro FRA-1. I have it wired to the ignition switch, so it runs all the time, and is still easy to use to bleed the system. The engine (3JH2E) lift pump is strong enough to supply fuel without the electric pump but I figure it can't hurt to have the Wlabro assist the mechanical lift pump. Besides, the Walbro pump has a life rating >5000 hours and should last as long as the engine.
As Cheoah pointed out it should be installed after the pump, otherwise your fuel pump becomes the "primary" fuel filter. You want to get dirty fuel to your filters where the crud can be handled. Anything that obstructs or catches the crud before it gets to your filters will stop the fuel flow (and engine), requiring a huge maintenance effort to find and clear. For this reason, I removed the fine mesh screen from the fuel tank pick up and increased the 5/16" ID hose size to 3/8" ID (luckily the pickup tube was already 3/8". Changing filters is easy, unclogging the fuel pickup or fuel hose is a nightmare even under the best conditions.

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