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What happens to my $150 inline pump when i hit water?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtwarrior17, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. dirtwarrior17

    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    Was under the blazer looking for bolts and i realized my fuel pump is now level with the frame and naked to muddy water...do these things break down when you submerge em?
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    well, when i was watching a TTC video and a guy with tpi on his jeep hit one of the mud/water holes in the tank trap, his fuel pump died..
    i was thinking its probably a good idea to get a spare and carry that with me. :cool1:
     
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    What are you running for a fuel pump?

    I run a Walbro EFI pump mounted on my frame rail and it doesn't mind being submerged. It's a completely sealed pump that can be mounted in the fuel tank though.

    I keep a spare Mallory EFI pump with me. I origionally ran this pump, but switched to the Walbro because it does not seal well against mud/water.
     
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    I havent had any problems with my edelbrock pump being underwater.......yet....
     
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    I also running the edelbrock pump with the proflow kit and have not had any problems with it being under water. It spent about two hours under one night and it works great.
     
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    I have a holley that is 3 or 4 years old now that has been under several times
    with noproblems. I did not do anything to it just made a place to put it and hooked it up.
     
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    Put it in the cab with you right next to the seat like I did. :surepal:
     
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    dirtwarrior17 Banned

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    Its an accel.... the smaller one in jegs... rated at 45 psi...

    I don't want to have to find out the hard way. Seems like no water should be able to get in if no fuel is able to get out. :confused:
     
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    I ran a Holley "blue" pump for about 5 years with no problems. I had it mounted in the lower, straight section of frame and never had any problems running the swamps here.
     
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    if your connections are soldered and heatshrinked like they should be there should be no problem at all.
     

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