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Old 04-26-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Fuel pump problem

I have a 1979 Airstream 240. 454 v8, gas engine motorhome.
I'm pretty sure the existing electric fuel pump is itermitent and bad.

I don't know what pump pressure rating is needed for this motorhome.

If I went to Pep Boys and asked for and asked for a 79 Chevy P-30 454 v8 compatible electric fuel pump, would they know what I need?

I don't think so, and That is why I am reaching out to the
Airstream community. Does anybody know the best brand? Pressure needed?
etc.

I know the motorhomes came with mechanical pumps, but since the unit has been retrofitted with an electric pump, I think I want to keep it electric.

If I replace it with the same electric pump, I'm left wondering if it is under pressured or over pressured?

Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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Fuel pump problem

You will need a low pressure fuel pump or a regulator to keep the pressure below 7psi. I recommend a CARTER pump, P4070.

You will not be disappointed in its performance or its longevity.
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Morgan,

Many thanks for the info.
I'm on it! and hopefully rollin again!
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Good luck with everything, and take care !
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