[Healeys] A Mystery

warthodson at aol.com warthodson at aol.com
Mon Sep 25 08:52:07 MDT 2017

I cannot find my photos of the filter on the end of the fuel tank pick-up, but as I recall, it was very well secured to the tube & it is unlikely that you could have blown it off. Also, as I recall, if you have an original style fuel pump, it has a check valve built into it which will prevent fuel from flowing backwards thru the pump. You may have damaged this depending on the air pressure you use when you blew backwards thru the pump. This might apply to after market pumps, too.

If the tank has been sitting for 25 years, imagine what it might look like inside! I would remove it & at the least, have it thoroughly flushed out. 
If the tank has ever been coated inside with one of those proprietary coating products is likely that the coating is separating & clogging the inlet screen.

Gary Hodson
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From: Bob Simmen <rsimmen at nc.rr.com>
To: 'healeylist' <healeys at autox.team.net>
Sent: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 9:05 pm
Subject: Re: [Healeys] A Mystery

Would it be correct, that on my BJ8 that has been sitting for 25 years, when I blew the fuel line with air from the pump to the tank due to a clogged line or filter, and it suddenly opened up, I probably blew a clogged filter off the end of the pickup line inside the tank?
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