GL1000 Fuel Pump Leaking-


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GL1000 Fuel Pump Leaking-

Postby 1grouch2u » Thu May 17, 2012 8:16 pm



I just noticed rust/leak/sign coming from my fuel pump running down the side of my engine- is it okay to operate this thing like this until I can find a rebuild kit? With it configured like it is with the pump upside-down (vs. the one on an old V-8 Chevy that is) I'm worried that fuel will leak into the crankcase.

One more thing- any leads to where I might find a new diaphragm for this thing?

Thank you!



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Re: GL1000 Fuel Pump Leaking-

Postby dingdong » Fri May 18, 2012 7:16 am

I don't think there is much problem with fuel in the oil. Fuel on the exhaust would be a greater problem. I don't think there are replacement diaphragms available. Now would be a good time to switch over to an electric pump. There is one available from most auto parts stores and www.randakks.com has the complete kit available. I don't have a link for the other here right now. Someone else will post it shortly.
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Re: GL1000 Fuel Pump Leaking-

Postby scotterichmond » Fri May 18, 2012 2:30 pm

fuel in your oil is NOT good, it delutes the oil( bad for bearings) and if by chance the fumes find an ignition source............ well you get the idea.
I saw a boat engine that blew up from oil in the crankcase. not pretty, and the boat operator had to get wet.

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Re: GL1000 Fuel Pump Leaking-

Postby dizzy » Fri May 18, 2012 6:50 pm

1grouch2u wrote:I just noticed rust/leak/sign coming from my fuel pump running down the side of my engine- is it okay to operate this thing like this until I can find a rebuild kit? With it configured like it is with the pump upside-down (vs. the one on an old V-8 Chevy that is) I'm worried that fuel will leak into the crankcase.

One more thing- any leads to where I might find a new diaphragm for this thing?

Thank you!

Would be nice to find a rebuild kit but I haven't seen one can't be much to it.
I have one with simular signs there is a weep hole underneather where it comes out. Didn't rally notice any fresh leaking.
I was concerned about it putting out enough fuel pressure. I think new pumps are around $100 Randakks electric conversion costs more and doesen't look too good I would think it could be hidden somewhere.




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