Hi from Tonga
We continue our circumnavigation
despite the best efforts of our port engine
to leave us driving in circles. This time I think it's the fuel pump
that seems to lack the power to pull the fuel
up -- I had the same issue on my starboard engine
, and in addition to replacing the mechanical pump
, I'm going to install an electric pump
between the primary and secondary fuel
filters to keep the fuel flowing no matter what.
Ideally, I'd be able to wire it into something that is only powered when the engine is running ... but the Volvo
D1-30 I have does not have a dedicated ignition key -- the battery
runs through the main switch to an EVC -- Electronic Vessel Control -- panel, which has on/off, start, stop, and alarm
acknowledgment buttons. I press the on/off, and that enables the start button. When I stop the engine, I also then have to press the on/off button to put the EVC back to sleep (I leave the main switch on; it's tough to access).
harness from the EVC is six wires, and I'm loathe to break it open since I'm afraid that I'll miss something that may be embedded in the circuitry inside the EVC.
Any ideas of how to wire this fuel pump
? I would prefer not installing a stand-alone switch for it -- much prefer an approach that relies only on the existing EVC electronics
Many thanks to all.