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Clean the filter in your Tii Fuel Pump !!

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the electric fuel pump on my tii was quite noisy so per the forum and mike mccartneys resto guide , I decided to clean the filter out-

for reference you don't need to remove the pump, remove the inlet line to the pump and carefully use a small flat head screw driver to grasp the lip of the screen which is plastic and sits right in the inlet to the fuel pump and carefully pry it out

this is what came out of my filter/screen

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GOOD POST !!

with a very red face I must admit that for the 35-year life of the original pump I never cleaned that particular filter: I never knew it was there.

Cheers,

Carl

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there's a filter screen in the mechanical fuel pump, and in the inlet of the OEM Solex carbs (1 & 2 bbl). I think the Weber 32/36s have an inlet screen too.

There's also a screen at the bottom of the fuel pickup/gas gauge tube. All should be cleaned out periodically--and that doesn't mean once every 35 years!

cheers

mike

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ownership. My '69 came factory equipped with trash in the fuel system--tiny little metal chips that kept plugging the idle jet...I got good enough that when the car would die at a traffic light, I could almost hop out, unscrew the jet, blow it out and reinstall before the light changed. Since the cars didn't come with a fuel filter, I had to install one shortly after I bought the car to keep those chips out of the carb. Took about a year for 'em all to work out of the system.

cheers

mike

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Orusty2 - GETS THE GOLD STAR AWARD !

excellent and good effort = glad somebody is caring

for their injection system - makes me say "WHAT'S THE

MATTER WITH THESE PEOPLE?!?!?!?!!!"

so, now, that very same sediment, silt, is all through

the rest of the system - you know where your

headed next. YES that includes why the injectors

corrode, piss poor spray patterns, pop open

at the wrong pressures. These 'old' mechanical

einspritz systems don't work well with what is seen in photo #1

there should have been a Contract, a binding oath to anyone

that wanted to drive a mechanical injected car

that they would never let the tank level drop below 1/2,

never let filter changes run beyond 2 years, always buy

top teir gasoline from a known major oil company, never

let a tank of gas set more than 1 year with out using or draining....

" whats the matter with these people !!!!!!"

enough rant C.D. - now step away from the key board.

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Good for you Port St. Lucie for doing preventative maintenance - but it might be too late.

Guess nobody remembers all of the many responses with detailed pictures I have provided saying to clean these damn things before you kill your pump, starve the engine and wonder why your tii doesn't run very well.

No pictures this time folks...

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Wow, good thing I read this post because when I removed my fuel pump a month or so ago to "clean" it, I didn't realize that I simply just don't have that filter all together. Luckily the pump is still sitting on my parts shelf. Does any one know where I can buy one of these filters? thanks

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Wow, good thing I read this post because when I removed my fuel pump a month or so ago to "clean" it, I didn't realize that I simply just don't have that filter all together. Luckily the pump is still sitting on my parts shelf. Does any one know where I can buy one of these filters? thanks

The tii screens are NLA. The only ones (I believe) available new are the large round nylon mesh one in the tank and the tiny one that comes pre-installed inside the cold start solenoid valve (at the throttle body).

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Props to Jim G for those pics - I have them bookmarked, actually.

Prior to Vintage I'm going to go through the screens and filters again.

Exciting that there is a CD Gold Star Award.

Scott

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Me thinks this is Uncle CDs first award. Be proud!

And if your tank has fuel in it, plug the line or disconnect at the tank or you will experience that thing they call siphoning.

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Two things in my "defense:"

1) the owner's manual tells you about the filter in the KF pump but not about the filter in the fuel pump.

2) Al Gore hadn't invented the internet back then so that this info could be shared.

Cheers,

Carl

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I dont think you need a defense imagine how many of these things would have never been cleaned if it werent for this site or macartneys resto guide who would ever think a filter would be there. I would say 50% of all tii's have never had this thing cleaned and eventually the pump gets replaced

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