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  1. #11 Re: Engine problems - help! 
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_cussen View Post
    Fuel generally leaks past the diaphram if it is perished and then gets squirted out of the ventilation holes in the pump leading to a very strong smell of petrol.

    There is no smell of petrol, so perhaps not the diaphragm.

    New fuel pump from eBay arrived today, along with a new fuel filter. Just waiting on the hose, then I will get them fitted.
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  2. #12 Re: Engine problems - help! 
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    Just a thought...is the vent hole in the petrol cap blocked??
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  3. #13 Re: Engine problems - help! 
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    Nightsurfer.
    There may be some misunderstanding going on here, when I mentioned a blocked filter on the pick up pipe I was referring to the pipe attached to the tank and removing the pickup pipe and tank unit , I don't know if you have locking ring on it or half a dozen small screws. Removing the unit you will find a filter much like a teabag pushed onto the unit. This is the filter I am referring to, it scavenges from the tank bottom so after many years of sucking up petrol there's probably a few surprises.
    Hope this helps.
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    My diesel Landrover S3 Mechanical pump had a lump of Hylomar in the fuel pipe and it took an AA man and compressor to clear it. The pump was a bit iffy so I changed it and it pumped engine oil out of a breather on the pump. Put the old pump back all ok .got a refund on the pump. and put brass gauze on the suction pipe no more problems.
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  5. #15 Re: Engine problems - help! 
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    Simple rule, no gasket compound near any fuel tank. Keep it in the tube.
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  6. #16 Re: Engine problems - help! 
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    Today I fitted a new fuel pump, fuel filter and fuel hose to the car.

    After checking the flow from the fuel tank was good, I put a container under the end of the hose which fits onto the carburetor and cranked the engine. Clean fuel pumped out.

    I Fitted the hose to the carb. and poured the fuel from the container into the engine. Fired it up and all was good.

    I have just been for a short run and everything seems to be as it should be.

    I gave the old pump a shake and tipped the contents into a container. Red sludge, which might explain the issue I was having (photo attached)

    The filter which was fitted between the pump and the carb showed no sign of contamination though.

    Thanks all for the advice given. Hopefully, all is now sorted.

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