Vanagon EuroVan
Previous messageNext messagePrevious in topicNext in topicPrevious by same authorNext by same authorPrevious page (May 2015, week 4)Back to main VANAGON pageJoin or leave VANAGON (or change settings)ReplyPost a new messageSearchProportional fontNon-proportional font
Date:         Mon, 25 May 2015 10:08:19 -0700
Reply-To:     Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         Stuart MacMillan <stuartmacm@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Fuel flow issue 83.5 1.9 WBX
Comments: To: don spence <dkspence@TELUS.NET>
In-Reply-To:  <>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

You need to measure pressure, not flow at this point. Get a fuel pressure gauge and follow the instructions in the Bentley. You need 30 psi, which is a lot. A gauge like the one below will work, but you need to cut the hose and slip it over the test port on the Vanagon fuel line. Use a hose clamp, and then buy a barbed coupling so you can put it back together for other cars. 2&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40839102512&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=55136637769&veh=sem

Or, you could just buy a new fuel pump, that's likely your problem.


-----Original Message----- From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of don spence Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 5:59 PM To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM Subject: Fuel flow issue 83.5 1.9 WBX

Suggestions please: Fuel delivery problem. If I squirt some fuel into the intake downstream of the AFM the engine starts right up and runs until the fuel is gone. I did the fuel pump rate test as per Bentley and had near zip output. Went through the system from the tank nipple (blasted some air in there to blow out any blockage-fuel runs fine,), Replaced the fuel filter, disconnected both ends of the post pump to "T-pipe" connector and blew out the line. Checked flow again at the pressure regulator return outlet. No flow. Removed the input hose from the T connector and ran the pump again. Good fuel flow to the T pipe but none at the return pipe connector. Engine still does not run. What do I do next? 83.5 water boxer, Thanks Don=

Back to: Top of message | Previous page | Main VANAGON page

Please note - During the past 17 years of operation, several gigabytes of Vanagon mail messages have been archived. Searching the entire collection will take up to five minutes to complete. Please be patient!

Return to the archives @

The vanagon mailing list archives are copyright (c) 1994-2011, and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the list administrators. Posting messages to this mailing list grants a license to the mailing list administrators to reproduce the message in a compilation, either printed or electronic. All compilations will be not-for-profit, with any excess proceeds going to the Vanagon mailing list.

Any profits from list compilations go exclusively towards the management and operation of the Vanagon mailing list and vanagon mailing list web site.