From: Jordan on 14 Apr 2010 18:47
atec7 7 > wrote:
>> The one in my Falcon cost $500 to fix. It's flaming well inside the
>> tank - brilliant! for someone.
> You were shafted
> a new foulcan pump is less than 150 plus the tank seal at 22 plus an
> hours labour
> $250 max
Even so. I own the car, but they make 'em inaccessible, so I feel I
don't completely own it anyway. I was in transit, stuck in a one horse
town. They could have charged $1000.
On my Morris Minor, I just gave the electric fuel pump, sensibly mounted
under the bonnet, a thump with a spanner until it started ticking again.
From: Jordan on 14 Apr 2010 18:52
It seems now that the small-block has grown to bigger than the
> original V7 and is mostly going about in the big-block frame. Not that
> that surprises me greatly. Shame though.
I like the horizontally-split crankcase and swingarm mounted to power
unit, although they don't look as nice as the original V's maybe.
From: Jordan on 14 Apr 2010 18:56
>> Failing that, find out if there's anything the owner can do to
>> increase the logevity of the new fuel pump.
> Run a gravity feed to carburettors maybe?
I'm not sure if the pump in question is a low-pressure type, but if so,
couldn't an aftermarket electric pump be used?
I liked the solution used by some Norton racers. A car type lever pump,
operated by a cam on the swing arm.
From: hippo on 14 Apr 2010 20:54
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:43:34 +1000, "bikerbetty"
> <bikerbettyatgmaildotcom> wrote:
> >I'm not impressed. I reckon the dealer (Greg Dahlitz, Dahlitz Motorcycles
> >Queanbeyan) is a star - he's offered to install a new fuel pump at cost, no
> >labour charge, coz he likes to look after his customers. Suzuki should be
> >the ones footing the bill for a fuel pump that should last a lot longer
> >a measly 59000kms.
> Stop your huffing an puffing, get a new fuel pump and get over it.
> >I love my SV, and have said for some time that I would keep getting SVs
> >forever.... but perhaps I need to rethink that. Yes, I love the bike,
> >despite the fact that the levers seem so flimsy ;-) but the big money parts
> >like fuel pumps should have a bit of longevity and robustness about them!
> >Am I being unreasonable?
> No, but you may be being unrealistic in a consumer age where planned
> obselescence is the name of the game.
> Don't let the fuel pump thing put you off SVs. the're still a great
> bike. Just factor that sort of thing into the running costs, budget
> for them, and get over it.
> Failing that, find out if there's anything the owner can do to
> increase the logevity of the new fuel pump.
> Onya bike
On most things with a fuel pump there are two things:
1/ *never* run out of fuel (yeah, yeah, best intentions & all that...) and
2/ run a filter between source and pump inlet (not always practical.
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From: theo on 15 Apr 2010 02:23
On Apr 15, 6:52 am, Jordan <jwprin...(a)otpusnet.com.au> wrote:
> It seems now that the small-block has grown to bigger than the
> > original V7 and is mostly going about in the big-block frame. Not that
> > that surprises me greatly. Shame though.
> > Theo
> I like the horizontally-split crankcase and swingarm mounted to power
> unit, although they don't look as nice as the original V's maybe.
There's a few horror stories going around on small-block uni joints.
When the joint fails, it destroys the back of the gearbox.