Fuel Line Non Return Valve.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:42 PM
Now I have asked a couple of people as to where I fit said valve. One guy said to fit it between fuel pump & carb. The other said fit it near fuel tank. Neither of these blokes have any Kit Car experience. I was thinking of fitting it about 15 inches from pump (between tank & pump) near the bulkhead.
Now what ideas have you guys out there ? Any answers would most welcome. Many thanks in advance.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:42 PM
My car is a 2B, 2.0 pinto powered & when it has not been used for a few weeks it takes a long time turning the engine before it will start. I have fitted a new fuel pump & this has not cured the problem. I have been told a non-return valve in the fuel line will stop the fuel running back enabling it to start easier. I had thought about fitting an electric pump, but this way seems the cheaper & easier option (if it works). There does NOT seem to be any leaks in the system.
For what reason do you want to fit it?
Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:52 PM
I have the same problem with the Beauford when it isn't used for a couple of weeks between weddings.
I just keep cranking and pumping the throttle and it always starts.
The hood stands for weeks on end, switch on the electric pump and after 3 or 4 secs press the start button and away she goes.
A decent electric pump is only about £40.00 plus a pressure regulator.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:59 PM
Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:01 PM
Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:43 PM
can't live with 'em
can't kill 'em!!
Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:39 AM
Aim low, reach your goals, avoid disappointment.
Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:03 PM
Series III, 2.0l Pinto, kit collected March 97, MOT,d July 97
Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:57 PM
as has been said electric pump is the way to go, turn it on, you can hear it pumping, wait a couple of seconds then it's ready
Did you ever fit a non-return valve or go electric pump in the end?
Curious, as we are renewing all the fuel pipes and wondered if it was worth fitting a valve during the process.
Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:34 PM
You might not get a reply to your question, this thread is nearly 5 years old and most of the contributors, "Taff" rarely if ever comes on here now.
I fitted a none return valve in the fuel line of my Beauford and has made no difference at all, therefore my problem seems to be fuel evaporation in the carb and not fuel flowing back to the tank.
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:44 PM
Just because I can, doesn't mean I should.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:31 PM
Push button to run the lecy pump and prime. Mechanical pump takes over when running so no need for cut off relay etc. as lecy pump only used to start.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:13 AM
Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:04 PM
If you have mechanical pump it will be primed quickly and the fuel will lift the small distance from tank to non return valve easily
If fitting an electric pump they prefer to push not pull so fit non return as near to tank as possible
As I have a Malpasi filter king near the carbs this provides a small fuel resrve to help starting
SVA passed first time 17th July 2008