Was down but not out. Thought it was just a clogged fuel filter due to using a slightly corroded spare tank while my restored tank gets painted. Swapped the filter but it still seemed to be starving. Bench testing the pump demonstrated intermittent operation - maybe it toasted itself trying to push fuel through a clogged system.
I've been down this road before. 15 yrs ago the Kaw pump was $400. Now it's closer to $550. There's the Kawasaki pump on top. The pump on bottom is the inline pump from a '79 Eldorado which is $130 from any auto parts store. Bolts right in.
The old petcock gets very crusty with age (not unlike some members on here ). I've sprayed them, disassembled & sprayed them, even sanded & filed the body in an attempt to get it to operate smoother. Now's a good time to install the high flow Pingle. Smooth as butter!
Requires enlarging the opening in the bottom of the tank to accomodate the round body & screen.
Cleaned the engine temp sensor & adjusted the tps. Now she's her old self again. Took Fri afternoon off & tore up some back roads. Having the 919 makes it too easy to let other things go but I sure am glad to get this one back on the road.
I've heard of Pingle petcocks but how did you find a 79'Eldorado fuel pump?
On the road again!
I figured if it's just a 12v pump there had to be a car one that would work. In 1991 PepBoys had two fuel pump catalogs behind the counter - one book was photos & part numbers, the other book was part numbers & pump specs. It took 2 hrs of looking at pics, cross-reffing specs (has to handle 65 psi), & checking price/availability. Back then it was a BorgWarner pump now they're all chinese I think.
I know a guy running an auto fuel pump. I think he had to hook it up to a toggle for when he stops at a light. He rigs some crazy stuff. His stator was f-ed on his cb750, so installed solar panels to charge the battery.