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Old 23-05-2006, 19:45   #1
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Desperatly in need of a fuel lift pump

Elie needs a Stewart Warner 82055 fuel lift pump. Need help on finding one. He is in the Cooks and I am joining him June 3rd. Not long from now. Any ideas? Having trouble finding one for a real price.
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Lift fuel pump

Rig a gravity feed tank. You can fill it with one of those farm rotary pumps.A gerry can can be rigged as a temporary gravity feed tank. A stainless beer keg from a scrapyard makes a more permanent one. All offshore cruisers should have a gravity feed tank to eliminate the need for a lift pump.
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Any low volume 12v. automotive fuel pump will be a good substitute. Simply specify that the pump has EPDM or EPR rubber components.
Just put the automotive pump in series somewhere on the fuel delivery line .... and unless the mechanical lift pump is leaking externally, simply leave it in place as the flow from the automotive pump will pass right through.
This will get your friend 'up and running' and will allow more time to find the correct pump.
Once you find the correct pump, leave the automotive 12v pump in place and use it to pressurize/bleed the system - all you need is a momentary 'push button' to energize.
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"Simply specify that the pump has EPDM or EPR rubber components. "
Know of any specific ones that do, and are rated suitable for use with diesel fuel?
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EPDM or EPR is a replacement for Buna or Neoprene ..... better compatibility with fuel oil.
If there is no such designation, simply be *sure* that the pump is compatible with DIESEL FUEL. Dont take a sales clerk's word for it; look for the 'documentation'.
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