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Old 12-28-2015, 11:41 AM   #127
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:03 PM   #128
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Dad had a look at the fuel issue. The fuel is coming out the weep hole. Ordered a replacement to be here tomorrow. Gonna jack that side up and take off the tire to try and get to it easier. Looking forward to no more gas smell! Anyone know the energy requirements for the heat strip in the air conditioners? Do I need to be plugged into 30 amp? Currently just plugged into I think a 15amp outlet. Little chili with just the front furnace going! Got a box heater for the bedroom tonight!
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:07 PM   #129
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I used to run the air conditioner on 15 amp shore power all the time with no issues. The heat strip should work just as well on 15 amp shore power.

I used to use a small 1500 watt stand alone electric heater in the 310 as well without issue.

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Old 12-28-2015, 07:02 PM   #130
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Nice you found the fuel leak!
I assume you were talking about the mechanical fuel pump?
That might also explain your hot start issue, as it was failing to hold the pressure, and allowing the fuel to boil.

I did mine recently by jacking up the front of the MH, support it on jackstands, and worked over the top of the wheel/tire. You could reach it by turning the steering full lock right, and working there too.
Suggest you remove the inner fender/heatshied, and your view will be like this..



Used a Carter pump.


Biggest PITA, is the "Fuel Pump Pushrod". You have to get the pump arm below it... and its keeps falling down.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:25 PM   #131
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Biggest PITA, is the "Fuel Pump Pushrod". You have to get the pump arm below it... and its keeps falling down.
The easiest way to solve that problem is to put a little chassis grease on the rod when you put it in. It will stick then and the grease will dissolve in the engine oil later. Just don't get carried away with that idea.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:30 PM   #132
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I replaced my mechanical pump not too long. I did it from underneath without removing other parts or shields and it wasn't too bad.

As Steve mentioned the worst part is the pump push rod. Check it for wear. You can also kick over the starter until the rod will rest on the non lobe side of the cam.

The trick to keeping the rod in place during re-install is to dab some clean wheel bearing on the cam side end to make it stick in place. It won't stay in place for long so it might take a couple of times. Wheel bearing grease you say! Well just google it!
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:03 AM   #133
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I replaced my mechanical pump not too long. I did it from underneath without removing other parts or shields and it wasn't too bad.
I've also replaced the fuel pump on a 454 parked on a busy street in downtown Detroit. While it's somewhat of a pain it can be done without removing anything. I believe turning the wheels slightly helped some with access.

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Steve, my new mechanical fuel pump came in GM blue!
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I always thought GM color was orange?!

I must be getting old....
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:55 AM   #136
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Chevy is orange. GM is blue.


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Old 12-29-2015, 12:47 PM   #137
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Wow, learned something new today!

Actually I like the Blue over the Orange
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The one we got is a carquest pump. Silver. We got the fuel leak fixed with the new pump. It is great not to smell gas whenever I stop. We tightened up the steering with the adjustment but on the steering box. Took it down the road and back and it seems much better. We will see how it on up to speed on the highway... Also discovered something that would improve the handling..Click image for larger version

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I read that there is an inline fuse for the backup monster if you pull the wires up out of the dash. May try that later to see if I can get it working...
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Headed back to KC. Fuel pump change is awesome! Steering is much improved. Got about eight miles from dad's house and smoke started coming out of the heat vents. Turned the temp to cold and turned off the fan. Smell and smoke stopped. Heat stopped with it. Sigh... Using a blanket and coat and a little 12v heater. Still cold. Stopped for supper in Hays now. 4 more hours...
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On the fuel pump pushrod, found this on truck forums regarding 454's:

"Some blocks have a bolt in the front that you can take out, and install a longer bolt to hold the pushrod up, and always make sure to replace that bolt with the short one after, or things get ugly..."
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