[DeTomaso] Not Pantera car question (TR6 fuel)

Asa Jay Laughton asajay at asajay.com
Mon May 9 15:39:42 EDT 2022

Check you oil for signs of fuel.  If the pump has a leak, the fuel may end up in your oil pan.  Just a thought.

Asa  Jay

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> On May 9, 2022, at 12:13, JFByrd via DeTomaso <detomaso at server.detomasolist.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all the suggestions.
> A little update.
> As for the cleanliness of the tank. . . I crawled up on the trunk lid and
> can easily see the condition of the insides.   I was surprised by how CLEAN
> it is.   I used a pickup magnet and got nothing!
> Disconnecting at pump inlet, I get a good stream of fuel.   Back blowing
> with air did not put any thing into tank and flow was same afterwards
> The tank "vent" is part of an evaporative emissions setup that I need to
> check farther.  (think it might pull a slight vacumn when working proper)
> But I can easily reach back and open the fill cap as driving.
> The bottom of tank and pump inlet are within an inch of being the same
> "head"
> I vented the inlet filter as to remove all air.   Today was a cool day
> (60's) and after 30 minute drive with no problem, when I shut off, I watched
> the fuel filter go empty!
> The fuel pump is too hot to hold! Lines are cool.
> I am assuming the heat is coming from being bolted to the block, so I don't
> know if a shield   or insulation would help.   Maybe adding a "heat sink"?
> I am using non ethanol 93 octane, but not sure is winter or summer blend.
> While I had a couple vapor lock problems in the YEARS my Wife and I drove
> regular, just wonder why is it so bad now?
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