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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Is it the fuel pump?

I've got a problem with a 94.5 PSD I got recently. I'm not sure if it ran out of fuel or if the pump has quit. BIL thought it was starving for fuel after we pulled it for about 4 miles trying to get it started and it would only sputter and idle rough for a short period before dying. Replaced filter and there was only 1/2"-3/4" of fuel in the bowl. Been awhile since I changed filters on a PSD and I can't remember, but shouldn't the bowl be nearly full after removing the filter? Any ideas? TIA!!!!!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2011, 01:52 AM
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Re: Is it the fuel pump?

Could be the pump. Have you tried switching tanks? Check the fuel pressure at the schraeder valve on the fuel pressure regultor while cranking (should be a minimum of 25 psi I think). Cheers!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 02:40 AM
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Re: Is it the fuel pump?

is there any fuel in the valley? they usually leak when they get bad.

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Re: Is it the fuel pump?

what is you gauge reading ? I had the fuel strainers brake off my pick-up in the tank gauge said 1/4 tank but with the plastic broken it could not pick up any fuel from that tank.

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