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Fuel pump filters

Discussion in '240Z / 260Z / 280Z' started by kitesurfer, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer New Forum User

    As part of my plan to have my 240z on the road for April I thought I would change the electric fuel pump filter....glad I did. Attached picture showing old and new. Anyone had worse?

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  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    That is very very common on these cars, I've said it many times.

    All mine (on 3 cars) have tended to be full of very fine beige particles (rust).
  3. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    Doesn't look too bad. I'm sure you could back flush it and get a bit more life from it.
  4. jonbills

    Z Club Member

    Ha :)
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  5. Jimbo

    Jimbo 1978 260z in yellow

    ready-rads do a tank clean (and weld if it needs it) to remove rust for about £150
    mine had holes in it and they repaired it.
  6. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer New Forum User

    Thanks Jimbo,
    I was hoping not to remove the tank but looking at the manual it seems fairly straightforward. I have all the lights to rewire to european standards which will take a few weeks as I'm after new rear lenses. My contact in the states reackons they will have stock soon. Given the wait and still a list of jobs to do, I think I will take your advice and remove the tank. If nothing else it can be painted to protect it.
  7. Huw

    Z Club Member

    if you are taking the tank off, Frost do a really good DIY tank sealing kit. Three stage process, degrease and de gunk, rust treatment and final sealing coat. its a bit messy but the results were very good. Worth looking at as a option. I did mine on my 280ZX and very pleased with it.

  8. jonbills

    Z Club Member

    Once you've fixed your tank, I'd advocate a bottle of Wynn's dry fuel once a year to help keep the rust away.
  9. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer New Forum User

    Thanks Huw,
    Useful to have a recommendation. I've seen them advertised but was a bit unsure about purchasing. I will take a closer look. Just had a delivery from them today...classic engine oil as part of my planned oil and filter change.

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