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Old 03-14-2010, 02:47 PM   #29
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I've never heard of a third pump. My 84 310 sure doesn't have one. Is your tank pump in the tank or external?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:55 PM   #30
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I'll have to check the shop manual from Chevy, but I think the tank unit has a pump built in as part of it. Could be I'm thinking of the Ford chassis, so I'll check the manual. I do know I have auxillary pump amidship and the mechanical pump on the engine.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:28 AM   #31
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Water in the gas tank. Add some 'Heat'. I had this problem with the Silver Bullet. One day I was putting gas in her and I noted gas running out on the ground. The fill hose had a hole in it. I replaced it that night in an RV park. Fixed that problem.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:18 PM   #32
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Well, I think we have found the problem(s). First the simple things, new plugs, wires, filters all the way around. In changing the plugs and wires (not an easy task actually, I discovered that the #3 cylinder wire was probably burnt up. When I removed the wire the internal connector stayed on the plug. When I yanked that off the plug and examined it I saw some carbon burnt stuff. I think the wire just failed.
The fuel filters were replaced. Did you know that on the 1990 345LE there are 3 of them? One by the gas tank on the suction side of the forwarding pump, one just forward of the stairs and the last on the carb body (for normally aspirated engines). I got 2 of the 3 changed. The one by the stairs was too hard to get out and not worth my time.

The cap and rotor looked clean enough to skip replacing.

Bottom line, it runs and we will head out this weekend for Death Valley. Sure hope I don't have to post from the road for help.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:27 PM   #33
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:40 PM   #34
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Yahoo!! Glad to hear it was an easy fix for you. Don't regret the parts you replaced. They're all just part of routine maintanence. I went through that near Roswell, NM. It turned out I had bad gas somewhere. A bit of carb cleaner & topping off the tank twice with high test got me going. But only after a complete tuneup w/ new cap,rotor, & wires.

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Old 03-16-2010, 01:58 PM   #35
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Such great news. To lose a road trip would be tragic.

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