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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Brosol fuel pump rebuild kit. Obsolete? Reply with quote

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Some people will pull those inlet/outlet pipes out of the pump. They rough up the area of the nipple that goes back into the body of the pump with some sandpaper and then apply a thin coat of JB weld on the outside of the nipple. Obviously, they are careful to not put too much on where it would push inside the pump. Just a thin coat works and they won't come out again nor can you tell the JB weld was applied if done carefully.
I would recommend you safety wire all the fuel line connections that have a pressed in fitting. If you have one pull out, clean the connection well, apply a little Loctite and tap it back in. Loctite red should work fine, but if you have some Loctite 680 sleeve retainer, it is more suited to this application.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Brosol fuel pump rebuild kit. Obsolete? Reply with quote

StockNazi wrote:
I would recommend you safety wire all the fuel line connections that have a pressed in fitting. If you have one pull out, clean the connection well, apply a little Loctite and tap it back in. Loctite red should work fine, but if you have some Loctite 680 sleeve retainer, it is more suited to this application.

Good advice as well, thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: Brosol fuel pump rebuild kit. Obsolete? Reply with quote

Fredrok wrote:
A pic to match yours Bill. It took 3 gaskets total but it's steady at 2.8psi. It really did not like the initial 4psi and was still unhappy even at 3.2 before the 3rd gasket.
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However, it's seeping a bit at the top delivery valve plate and I believe that's because the top has been sucked down through the years and contacts at the corners, not compressing the gasket/ring enough. Will try putting that on a sander to remove a small amount at the corners or Bob that sold me the pump is hunting his stash for a good plate.
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I have just installed my rebuilt Pierburg pump and it is weeping from the top plate as well. I assume I may have over tightened it? Super annoying to get everything in there and to have it now leak.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Brosol fuel pump rebuild kit. Obsolete? Reply with quote

The gasket should mate with both surfaces and at all four screws and not even be like that where it sits proud in the middle.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Brosol fuel pump rebuild kit. Obsolete? Reply with quote

One time I left the small upper diaphragm spring out. It leaked at the top. I reinstalled it and the leak stopped.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Brosol fuel pump rebuild kit. Obsolete? Reply with quote

Remove the top. You can use two crescent wrenches, one big to hold the top and a smaller one to carefully bend each corner of the top upward. Install back in place and DO NOT over torque.

Same trick with one crescent wrench can be done to flatten the flanges of the HEs and intake to carb flange.
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