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1990 Buick Century Question: Can I install Electric Fuel Pump with out Removing the Pump in the Gas Tank?

 

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got2manyknivesinmyback, 3.3L V6, Augusta, GA, September 16, 2010, 09:15
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Can I install Electric Fuel Pump with out Removing the Pump in the Gas Tank? Will it be able to pull gas through the broken fuel pump in the tank? And hey, I know that dropping the tank and replacing the original pump is an easy fix - for various reasons, I'd rather convert to external electric. Thanks in advance!!!

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    Superbob September 17, 2010, 13:24
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    i wouldn't do it. The stock fuel pump is designed to supply the correct pressure and flow for the system. Another reason the pump is in the tank is for cooling. An external pump would probably not draw fuel through a non-operational in-tank pump so you'd have to drop the tank and gut the stock pump anyway. More trouble than it's worth and probly won't run well if at all anyway. The only reason I'd even consider an external pump would be absolute desperation and I'd expect problems with the fuel system.

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    got2manyknivesinmyback, September 17, 2010, 16:40
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    Guess I'll just drop that tank and git'er done! Thanks.

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