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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Aug 16, 2004.
What are you running...mechanical or electric?
I run an electric but only because I have to. TPI needs 45 psi roughly to run and a mech pump can't do that.
On my carb I ran a mech pump.
I prefer electric vane type. Don't need a pressure regulator or a return line. And if one goes bad swap a one in its place. It'll never wear the lobe off the cam, won't fill your block with gasoline, and if you run it out of gas you won't have to ruin your starter to get fuel back in the float bowl.
I like the electrics. Lots of different reasons I guess but don't get a holley. Just a leaking mess. I have a Carter on my DD and I'm loving it. Very quiet compared to the holley. One nice part about an electric is if somebody runs out of fuel on the trail you can help them out buy pumping a little gas into their tank. Course, fuel on the trail is more expensive than at the pumps. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
My 82 diesel has both the stock mechanical lift pump and an electric fuel pump near the tank the previous owner installed,probably to help bleed the fuel lines of air when the fuel filters are changed--it seems to run better if I leave the electric one on. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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