I have a 32/36 Weber carb on my Toyota pickup. Electric inline fuel pump has has been going out a lot. I'll be driving and the truck will just stall. Then I disconnect the pump, let it run for a little to get the air out, then reconnect it and it works for a little while. There is a return line but it isn't hooked up. I was thinking about replacing it with an old school mechanical fuel pump and hooking up the return lines. Just don't know what pressure or gph to get. Do you think I should replace it or is there something else I could do?
My car has 190000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.
Hello Kyle. It sounds like the electric pump is getting hot and malfunctioning. I would either replace it with the same pump or go back to the mechanical pump. I prefer the use the mechanical pump on this 1981 Toyota Pickup.
It may also be corrosion build up in the tank that can be clogging the pick up line. I would usually drop the fuel tank and check it out internally on a truck this old.
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