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Ok,

Tried to fit my walbro pump on my hawkeye STI today. All seemed to be going well (apart from lots of petrol going everywhere) and then i tried to start the car and the thing won't start????

It sounds like the the pump is priming when i'm one click of the key away from starting the car but it just won't start. I have a toad alarm which i thought may have been the problem as i had the battery disconnected, but the starter motor wouldn't even attempt to go if it was the alarm that was holding it out.

Can anyone point me in the right direction with this?? i'm confused....

And i also sheered one of the bolts that holds the lid of the fuel pump to the fuel tank ;)

STOO

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Also in the box with the new walbro there was a rubber ring that was around the male connection at the end of the pump where the filter pushes onto and this meant that the filter couldn't get pushed on enough to get the retaining clip on. So i removed it to allow a better filment of the filter.

One other thing on the filter, on the female connection that pushes onto the pump when you looked into that it almost looked like it had a blank on it but if i blew or sooked on that connection i'm sure i got flow although it was quite restricted. Was this a blank i should have removed from the filter??

Anyway, this has put me off doing my spark plugs now! :P;):huh:

STOO

Edited by sake-bito
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Alright Stoo,

Is the engine turning over mate? If so, and you've given it a right good try (plus you can hear the pump running) then it might be a restriction like you mentioned. I watched mine be fitted but can't remember if there was a plug fitted. Don't think mine is a Walbro anyway.

If I was you I'd phone somebody that has fitted hundreds and might be able to tell you in a few seconds what the problem is.

Try Hypertech on 01324 812 212 and ask for Duncan.

Good luck.. ;)

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Will do I think, i should have just got somebody to fit it for me. But then I never had this bother when I done it on the 200sx. The other wierd thing is that the pump I removed was exactly the same size and the new walbro?

The more I think about it the problem has to be with the filter. I should have been able to look into the neck of the filter and see the mesh, not a solid plastic blank??

Stoo

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Will do I think, i should have just got somebody to fit it for me. But then I never had this bother when I done it on the 200sx. The other wierd thing is that the pump I removed was exactly the same size and the new walbro?

The more I think about it the problem has to be with the filter. I should have been able to look into the neck of the filter and see the mesh, not a solid plastic blank??

Stoo

Try running it without the filter to see if it starts would confirm if thats the problem. Don't have a walbro but fitted my upgraded one with the original filter filter as it sat better in the tank.

Steve

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Try running it without the filter to see if it starts would confirm if thats the problem. Don't have a walbro but fitted my upgraded one with the original filter filter as it sat better in the tank.

Steve

Aye, i'll run it with the old filter. The old filter actually looks better anyway, its bigger and the old one has a plastic rib that looks like it'll stop the filter from losing its shape??

STOO

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Fired the original filter on the car just now and it started up first time. Found right in the neck of the new filter a rubber blank that was deep inside. It didn't seem right to me in the first place but I didn't want to start pulling bits off that looked that they might have to be in there.

Anyway.. Now gotta decide wheather to do the spark plugs or not?

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Got all the spark plugs replaced, set them at 0.65 mm. The one on the passenger side back was a mare to do but I managed ok. Been out for a run in the car and all seems pretty good, so I'll try not to use the car too hard till the re map, just get an oil change next weekend then it's ready.

Wish I hadn't spilt so much fuel when I was doing the pump though cause the car is reeking!

Stoo

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Got all the spark plugs replaced, set them at 0.65 mm. The one on the passenger side back was a mare to do but I managed ok. Been out for a run in the car and all seems pretty good, so I'll try not to use the car too hard till the re map, just get an oil change next weekend then it's ready.

Wish I hadn't spilt so much fuel when I was doing the pump though cause the car is reeking!

Stoo

Cannae beat the smell o v power in the morning !! ;)

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