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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted January 20, 2017 - 09:25 AM

Bought this tractor new back in August of 1989. It has been a good tractor for lawn mowing but could never say great tractor. Steering set up is really junk yard engineered I feel and the mower deck set up isn't really all that good either.

 

Any way over the years I have replaced the starter once, ignition module 3 times and one fuel pump.

 

Now the fuel pump has died again during the winter. Decided to get a 12v fuel pump to mount on it and finally figured out where to put it but am wondering about leavening the diaphragm fuel pump in line?

I figure  leaving it in place eliminates a need to plug the pump hole.

 

Thanks

 

:D   Al



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Posted January 20, 2017 - 10:22 AM

It shouldn't bother anything if left in place.


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 11:02 AM

I didn't make it clear I guess. I said leave in line like don't even remove the fuel hoses from the old pump.

 

Thanks for the replay also.

 

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Posted January 20, 2017 - 01:21 PM

Bypass it with new hoses. Those diaphragms will eventually leak gas into the crankcase. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 02:16 PM

Bypass it with new hoses. Those diaphragms will eventually leak gas into the crankcase. Good Luck, Rick

That's what I thought you meant!


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