Monday, October 14, 2013

Tick, tick, tick, , , , , NOT !

Went out for a drive, or tried to. Got in isolator off, ignition on and wait for tick tick as the float chambers filled but no tick tick from the fuel pump. This is not a new problem for MG's, although it is a first for us, so I applied the correct repair method and hit it !

This worked and thankfully tick tick, however, it also went squirt, and poured fuel all over the floor !

A crawl under the car showed it was time to overhaul the fuel pump.

Very messy, however, some of it is waxoil.

Diaphragm perished, but with the heat out here not a surprise.

Points awful !

Valves seemed okay.

Air chamber O ring seal perished.

But a overhaul kit from SU in the UK plus a bit of elbow grease and some hammerite and as good as new.

All working, a little slow motion clip of the points.

Richard B.

Next . . . . fit the pump, then maybe some bling under the bonnet.