Bad gas and fuel pump


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Bad gas and fuel pump

Postby 41simplex » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:37 pm



I hav a 84 aspy need to clean carbs could old gas harm my fuel pump. Thanks Rick



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Re: Bad gas and fuel pump

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:35 am

41simplex wrote:I hav a 84 aspy need to clean carbs could old gas harm my fuel pump. Thanks Rick


It won't harm the pump - the pump doesn't have tiny, easily-clogged orifices like your carbs do. It's not great to put old gas through a system though, you're better off siphoning out the old gas and disposing of it than trying to pump it out.

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Re: Bad gas and fuel pump

Postby twocams » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:13 am

A easy pump to make is use a bulb like for small boat gas tanks and hose with filter inline. If the gas is good yet you can reuse cause its filtered.I put a gal. or two old gas in my Dodge truck (35 gal tank) then fill with good gas. Get it all used sooner or later. Also the lawn more. Wish I had one of these pumps back in the sixties. When I stole gas out of my dads car to put into his 52 GMC pickup so I could get to work on my grandmother's 365 acre ranch. As kids we just got a 1/4' hose down in the tank and started sucking with our mouth. If you were good and fast no gas in the mouth. That was nasty stuff, but better that gas now, must have been the lead im thinkin. :shock:

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Re: Bad gas and fuel pump

Postby twocams » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:25 am

This is mine. But mine is special.

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Re: Bad gas and fuel pump

Postby 41simplex » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:56 pm

Thanks for ur help, Rick




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