T4EaterJonny wrote:This is everyone's fear including mine. Leaking like a sieve.Swanny wrote:
The biggest issue I've had is replacing everything that's made of rubber.... suspension mounts, seals in the engine, tyres, tank (still have to do the gearbox, maybe the diff), as the rubber dries out, shrinks and hardens over time.
I'm just going to drop the tank and throw a walbro in it. 100 dollar end all fix.
Any info on the dipstick?
Just a gentle, kind, thoughtful suggestion...
Sere I don't like working on cars... especially i don't like working on things that are poitlessly, stupidly more difficult than needed..
Some few things are needed to run the car, fuel in the tank needs to go to the injectors at the right volume and pressure.
The fuel pump is a NEEDED thing--needed to run the car..AC isn't. All the stupid BS "door ajar, pads wearing, ash-tray near full warning buzzer, tail,light out---all that crap is bullsh1t... But fuel pump, alternator, water that's NEEDED..
To me---ON A STREET driven car----I like the fact the main pump is just where it is.... I can get to it quickly and easily...
I am not thrilled that the lift pump is acessible only by fighting with the dirty crusty tank mounting junk, that the metal acess plate is a POS thing thing and that I really have to screw with that crap---when like a different version of our car---a nice fast 2,0 16V turbo version (ya know, the one with the much much nicer looking single back window , yeah, the one that did 150mph stock) it did away with the lift pump and had a simple 14mm barbed connection coming out of the bottom of the nicer, more compact tank direct to the bigger Bosch pump---with the NICE BIG 14mm dia hose connection, easily accessible..no muss. No fuss, no pins , no stays, no messy pads to change..
No my real interest in these cars is all about driving them down nice back roads with gravel surfaces and getting sideways in them..As it happens there are occasionally nast rocks in the gravel...I don't want to hike 40 miles back to the nearest asphalt road so IF there's danger of rocks pounding the pump to pulp, I move it into the spare tire well---along with a BIG herking Bosch filter...
In other words, why the fawk ---aside from every kid under 35 yapping on every stupid car forum yapping "I'm putting an intank WAl Bro, 250l/hr no wait 500 l/min-----why go to efforts to pump something indispensible in such a pain in the ass location when you don't have to?
You going to be driving where the gravel and rocks are gonna smoosh the pump?
And if its such a brilliant idea---well why not put the fuel filler under the back seat for the flush look?
Or the ignition switch in the ash tray?
And the coolant fill in the glovebox?
All the cool kids are doin' it...what could possibly go wrong..
And a final gentle thought..
OEM Bosch pumps are goor and the inlet sizes are good.. I've looked at the inner diameter of a good friend who was doin' what everybody says, and the ID of the inlet was SMALL..
There are many other Fords that use the same pump, why not a known good second had one and why NOT in the same location?/
the internal lift pump is exact same unit on 1979-I don't know when Saab 900, Volvo 240, Volvo 740, plenty out there.