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Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by ported, Aug 5, 2006.
How the hell do i get the intank pump out, please dont tell me i need to take the tank out
Ok then i won't tell you! :rofl:. There is 2 ways. One is take the tank out or ther other way. The other way make sure you have no fuel in the tank, jack up the rear of the car, place jack stands to make it safe. Now when the car is safe in the air get a flat blade screw driver and a hammer and and tap the fuel outlet(or fuel pump, its in the same spot) either clock wise or anti clock wise. Only need to tap it a few times and you should be able to get the intank pump off.
I tryed tapping it with a hammer i figured it might have screwed out. That didnt seem to work, maybee need to hit it harder
You only need to go so far and it should pop out. What sort of fuel tank is it first, a VB-VK type?.
I didn't think v8's have a pump in them only efi's
They don't but ported might have put on in or the previous owner has
thats strange i just assumed it would have been standard as the rest of the car is part from the gas system. Best i take the tank out and have a good look at it
V8 Internal Fuel Pumps
V8 VK's have the internal fuel pump similar to the EFI's.My Calais runs both, the fuel tank 1 & the engine mounted type.
Well how many wires are on the fuel tank on the fuel outlet?. If its just one well its NOT an electric pump. If there is more than one wire there could be an intank fuel pump. Usually the fuel pump is on the block, at the front on the drivers side, just below the alternator.
Nope VK V8s never got the internal pump, I know HDT was playing around with a few in the VK series, wasn't untill the HDT VL V8s got the internal pump, Holden still used the old mechanical pump on the block.
Well my VK Calais 308 is pretty stock and it has an electric in-tank fuel pump. As the manual says, it also has the special fuel pump relay in the fuse box.
Hmmmm thats strange. They must have it then. Although the one owner 1985 one i looked at didn't have one.
I had a look in my VB-VK parts book and it says that they do have them.
So i am wrong and 308vkcalais is right
V8 Fuel Pumps
Do your info b4 you post.You don't drive a V8 VK to know what's what...!!We had this rot 2 weeks back when in a diffrent post you INSISTED the VK's had no Vacuum operated Air/Heater Controls & they do.Do us a favour & go buy a V8 VK so next time you post you know what it is you're talking about...
ha ha,well said 308vkcalais
lol settle down guys. Ok so we had come to the conclution that it does have one in the tank now how the fck do i get it out??
VK Fuel Pumps
Ok, here's my old SL Fuel Pump, well sender coz it dun have an internal pump(for the benefit of ppl whom don't know)so dun look for the internal pump as it is the old Mechanically drawn type on the SL's.The Sender unit face, we'll call it twists into the tank clockwise or anticlockwise, if your left handed like me as shown in the pic.The tank itself has the notched out cutout for the pump body, sender face wateva you wanna call it.It also has a rubber ring you'll need to replace it wif & sum gasket goo for a nice waterproof seal.So grab a good meaty bladed flat headed screwy & tap it around, but dun kill it & make sure you're low on fuel or you'll get a drink..:drink:
cheers thanks for that:thumbsup:
getting back to the in tank pump thing, if theres a 3 pin terminal on the sender face with a rubber insulated plug going to it then its the electric in tank pump, one of the wires is violet, cant remember the colour 0f the other two.
Black and a yellow earth
In response to SL/ENUT's private message to me claiming "mate I've worked on heaps of VK V8's & not all of them have the internal Fuel Pumps" well you're wrong because V8 VK's had internal fuel pumps fitted from the factory.
Now to your second wrong claim that the "vacuum operated Air/Heater controls are only on VK's with Air" is crap aswell because the Vac operates the demister, floor vent, Bi-level vent & exterior bonnet cowl vent, so it has shite to do with having air con fitted or not.So you're wrong twice again cobber..
Thirdly to another one of your incorrect claims that the "VL's use the old VB type cable set up for the Heater/Air" is also way off the mark because Holdens & Fords began using the Vacuum operated Air/Heater controls from 1984 onwards claiming it was a break though in technology.The only thing 'RARE' about you mate is that you are RARE-ly right.
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