Originally Posted by Rmccormi
Any ideas how to install a new pick up tube? The tank is .090 aluminum
and only has a hole for the fuel sending unit and a bung for the pickup tube. The tank is in a C&C
You would cut an access hole in the top of the tank and install an inspection
port fitting when done.
Could this also be a fuel pump issue?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
It is unlikely to have anything to do with the pickup tube. If the pickup tube were blocked, the vacuum gauge on your fuel filter
would show a vacuum, and the pump
ball would be squished and therefore not do anything when you squished it further.
There are various ways of ruling out problems with the pickup tube. You could connect some compressed air and observe a satisfying degree of bubbling. You could connect it to, say, a turkey
baster, and observe that you are able to withdraw bubble-free fuel at a reasonable rate.
I think you are likely to find that you have a leak in your fuel line that is allowing air to enter. Or, perhaps the fuel pump is shot.
There are many ways to diagnose these problems. You could connect a portable fuel source directly to the fuel pump and see whether the problem resolves. You could place a piece of transparent fuel line, temporarily, between the fuel pump and the filter, and observe the presence or absence of bubbles. You could connect a T to this line and run a line from the T to a vacuum gauge to confirm the presence or absence of blockage.