hey everyone - update.
Just got back to shore from the mooring
. I pulled the pickup tube from the tank, no screen and not blocked. The pipe had a lot of crud on the outside of it; cleaned it up as best I could. The rubber hose is clean inside and out.
I pulled bottom off the lift pump
...what an exercise that was. Unfortunately, it seemed 'apart' when I finally got it off...the spring and small valve were discombobulated inside the housing. No particulates. Put it back together the way it seemed to go, and carefully threaded it back on.
I then tried to bleed - opened the knurled nut, activated the pump
. Fast clicking, then it slowed down a bit, but not to the tick every few seconds I had. Now it stays activated...I can almost feel fuel going through the hose from the lift
pump to the secondary pump...or maybe it's vibration from the active pump.
I'm not seeing fuel coming out anywhere...and not hearing air escaping or seeing bubbles anywhere.
I think I'll pick up the Napa "replacement" pump, and at least eliminate that as a cause. Grrr I think I'll have to pull galley
cabinets/counter apart to access...
Does it sound like an air leak?