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Oops...Fuel pump install screw-up

dakmon

Proven Member
75
0
Apr 30, 2002
Canada
I was installing a Walbro 190 today and over-tightened the pos. terminal nut on the pump itself (snapped the bolt off). I was able to solder the wire (with ring terminal) to the pos. post but I can't help worrying if this is sufficient inside the tank. Can anyone give me some insight please. Also, is there anything to worry about (electrical connections inside fuel tanks tend to scare me).

Thanks for any advice
 

Omega

Proven Member
1,559
10
Oct 10, 2002
Randolph, New_Jersey
It could be fine, but I agree... kinda scary.

I would take it to a GOOD race shop and see if they can get the bolt out with an easy out or something. Worst case... get a new pump.
 

4pistons

Proven Member
614
24
Nov 13, 2002
Port Charlotte, Florida
It's not a bolt, it's a terminal connected to the motor windings. You cant take it out.

I'd be sure it's soldered solidly. It should be OK if it is. Usually a loose connection in a tank is not a problem because the pump is submersed which prevents any ignition. You could flick your zippo submersed in liquid fuel and it wouldn't do anything.

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!! :nono: YOU'LL DO IT WRONG, BURN YOURSELF, AND THEN BLAME ME!!

Rick - '91 GSX :dsm:
 

dakmon

Proven Member
75
0
Apr 30, 2002
Canada
Thanks guys, but I ended up getting a new fuel pump assembly from the wreckers then put the Walbro in it. Went much smoother this time.
 

Omega

Proven Member
1,559
10
Oct 10, 2002
Randolph, New_Jersey
4pistons said:
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!! :nono: YOU'LL DO IT WRONG, BURN YOURSELF, AND THEN BLAME ME!!

Those that do try it, please tell all your friends about it. Maybe then we can skim the gene pool.
 
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