Notices

914 1.7 fuel pump?

 
Old 07-06-2019, 05:45 PM
  #1  
Peedster
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 338
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default 914 1.7 fuel pump?

Hi guys,
We recently bought a signal orange 71-914 that's been sitting since 1988 if Iím correct. The owner had pulled the fuel pump and it was laying in the trunk when we bought it.
We cleaned it and gave it 12V and itís clearly spinning but is there a way to actually see if itís working?
It wonít suck strong enough to suck from a glass so suspect itís something wrong with it?
Have searched all over for replacement pumps but there seem to be none out there.
How would the crowd proceed?

Thanks!
/Peter
Peedster is offline  
Old 07-07-2019, 03:52 PM
  #2  
H82BL8
User
 
H82BL8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 595
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Back when I was deep into 914ís.
We moved the fuel pump to under the fuel tank in front.
this eliminated the fuel pump vapour locking due the the heat.
H82BL8 is offline  
Old 07-08-2019, 11:45 AM
  #3  
dr914
User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 640
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

the three nipples are labeled D S and R. Connect fuel lines to the three, and put the S and R lines into a bucket of mineral spirits, and the D into an empty bucket. Connect 12 volts to the positive and neg and watch the operation and let it run for awhile to clean out the pump and lubricate it. There are rebuilt pumps available (we have them) and later model replacement pumps with adaptive hose and filter (we have them), but you should be able to resurrect yours.
dr914 is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: