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Fuel pump relay - what to use

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Subject says it all. WHat should I be looking for? Holleys ays a universal fuel pump relay kit, but it sells for $67 /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Shouldn't I be able to find a suitable relay cheaper at the parts store?
     
  2. BigBurban350

    BigBurban350 1/2 ton status

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    Yes you can find relays cheap rated at like 30 amps(local auto parts store). They will have wiring instructions with it. You also need wire(at the least 12 guage for the fuel pump), female connectors, FUSE!, and a switch to activate the relay(or wire to the ignition for when the key is on).

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  3. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    A fusable link is a safer option over blade or glass tube fuses.
    A 16g fusable link should be used for 12g wire.

    Fusable links should not be used in cab though.When they go there is a fair bit of smoke along with it.
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    A really cheap solution would be to grab a fuel pump relay and wiring harness from an EFI GM car or truck at the junkyard. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     

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