Fuel Pump Orientation

Briann1177

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I pointed the fuel level arm in the direction I thought would provide the most clearance which appears to be the forward driver corner, but it still seems to hang up. I've been messing with it for a couple hours by filling and siphoning the gas tank, and I just can't get it. The videos say you need to bend the arm, but the pump in a TC doesn't look like that. Somewhere I read you don't need to bend anything, but I for the life of me can't find how it needs to go.

That wire on the arm is pretty stiff, and I have a feeling I'm going to break something by messing with it. I'd rather not tweak it if I don't have to.
 

Lonny

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First remove the fuel level sensor assembly by carefully pulling the two locking tabs out.

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Lonny

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Next you will need to remove the canister base. It is retained by four locking tabs.
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Lonny

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Use a clamp or wire ties to hold the pump all the way compressed.
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Usr a scribe to open up the crushed tube enough to get a screwdriver in it to make it round enough to be able to slip out.
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Lonny

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Remove the black plastic guide.
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Disconnect the wires going to the pump.
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Remove the clamp and slide the pump section apart.
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The pressure hose is just long enough to get one rod out then the other.

Rotate the assembly and then resemble.
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Briann1177

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Thanks Lonny. I actually decided to tweak the fuel level arm wire. I was able to shave a good 1" or so from the radius. Before it reached out 3.5" and I got it down to just over 2". I siphoned and refilled several times, and the gauge seems to work smoothly.

The only problem in doing this is the low level of the float now sits a good 2" above the tank floor instead of right on it. So it will show low fuel with probably about 2 gallons or so left. I lose a little bit of resolution, but it should be fine.

Is there a reason why the tanks couldn't be redesigned to be about 1.5-2" longer on that side? It looks like there is plenty of room between the tank and the brake line clamp.
 

Ross

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So I am still trying to figure out the fuel pump orientation. I have an 06 SC donor.
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Is the pump suppose to point this way (With the float pointing towards the drivers left elbow)?
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Ross

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Thanks. I have the pump oriented wrong. The video shows the float pointing towards the drivers right elbow (the center of the car). I see the SC car has the same fuel pump as the base 2.2 liter engine.
 

Lonny

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Most of the later kits should be good. If you look down into the fuel pump opening the baffle is only about two inches tall on the newer tanks.
 

ncgoblin

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Most of the later kits should be good. If you look down into the fuel pump opening the baffle is only about two inches tall on the newer tanks.
I purchased my kit Aug 2018 I assume this is the old style? The problem I have is when my gauge is about 1/2 full it is actually empty. Would you suggest I bend the arm up or down?
 
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