Monday, June 19, 2017

Yes, I’m Still Working on the Van.

Check the Brakes.

I waned to take a look at the rear brakes on the van so yesterday I pulled the right rear wheel. I found that the brakes were in good shape.

While I was checking the brakes I noticed that the fuel pump and related plumbing were easily accessible.


Tidying up the Fuel Lines.

When Patti and I took the van out for a test drive we noticed that the fuel pressure dropped a little when the throttle was at full.

Looking at the fuel filter and pump setup I decided to shorten the lines to make sure there were no places for air bubbles to accumulate.


After I put the wheel back on I took the van for a ride but it still has the same problem. NEXT???

A Visit With Mary.

Around 11:00 my sister, Mary, came by for a visit. After visiting for a while we went out to lunch at “Great China”.

After lunch we drove up to visit with Joanne and Dave.
Joanne’s mom, Georgia, was at their place.
Mary and Georgia were high school friends and hadn’t seen each other for many years. It was a happy reunion.

Okay that’s it for now.

1 comment:

  1. Marty
    Looking at the pictures from your van it appears that the fuel filter is on the suction side of the fuel pump. You may want to try and change it to the pressure side as you can push fuel at a higher pressure than you can pull it. When the fuel demand gets to high the fuel will boil from the low pressure and cause the fuel pump to cavitate. This happen to me on a van and I had very little power but was able to limp it to a dealership to get it fixed.