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Old 06-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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Is this the electric fuel pump on 88 Southwind?



It's inside the frame rail by the tank. Or is it a pressure regulator? I'm not getting any fuel to the carb. Already ordered the mechanical pump but not sure what that is for.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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That is the regulator, go forward along the fuel line route and replace the in-line filter. The factory says replace every 5000 miles!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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Agree its a regulator follow line toward the tank your elect pump should be tied into the oil pressure switch no oil pressure means no power to the pump my 1985 had a holly red pump then just past the regulator will by a external filter
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #4
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Is the pump in the tank? How is power supplied to it? I've been looking for a fuse up front but can't find one marked fuel pump. Want to put power to it to test it.
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On my 1985 is external about 2 in. In diameter 6 in. tall yours may be in the tank just look
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I think I would have to drop the tank just to "look."
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #7
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Go to this link. A wealth of info. That is if your Southwind has a P-30 chassis.


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Yes it is a P30 and I have a hardcopy of that but it lacks details on an electric pump.
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Page 7-44 of that manual gives you the fuel system components and their part numbers. Page 7-49 is the troubleshooting guide for your year.
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Thanks. I'll try and find that relay.
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Found the fuel pump relay. Put 12 volts to the pump wire and got just a light spark, no fuel pressure. Looks like I'm dropping the tank.
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Keep us updated on your progress.
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Got started today. Siphoned out the gas through the tank inlet after taking off the short hose. Filled up a 5-gallon can almost 7 times. Poured it out into a box truck I have that I made sure was near empty. Put a scissor type transmission jack under the tank and removed the nuts for the 3 straps. Lowered the tank to the ground. Actually just one side as the straps at the other side seem to be permanently attached to the frame. Got the hoses removed and the wires disconnected. Got as much dirt away from the opening as possible with a paintbrush and backed off the retaining ring. Came out pretty easy then.

Saw the problem right off. There is a rubber hose between the pump and the outlet pipe that fell apart when I touched it. The pump itself works but is noisy and after 25 years it would be foolish not to replace it.

So I bought a new pump, pickup filter, inline filter, carb filter and an o-ring for the outlet hose, plus the mechanical pump that I ordered online. I'm going to check all the rubber hoses that are covered when the tank is put back and maybe replace them too. Stay tuned for the next episode.
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Sounds like you have a good plan. Thinking of doing the same for my '89 Southwind.
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