Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

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lifefloat
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Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

Post by lifefloat » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:00 pm

<t>Hey All...….…<br/>
First and foremost...So glad to not only own a Pinzgauer, but so glad this forum exists as well. <br/>
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Quick question to those in the know. <br/>
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My truck had an electric fuel pump in it when I got it. I could tell a long a story at this point, but the short of the matter at hand is this:<br/>
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I want to remove the manual pump and block off the port it sets on.<br/>
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I pulled the pump. Push rod was not present. <br/>
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Any valid reason to keep this non-functional pump on the truck? <br/>
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A flat piece of stock and this port can be blocked is my opinion. Sage advice is what I seek. <br/>
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Thanks</t>

lifefloat
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Re: Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

Post by lifefloat » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:02 pm

That post looked terrible. Ugh

I'll get the hang of this forum soon though.,patience.

Thanks

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Re: Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

Post by pcolette » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:48 pm

I don't know if I have sage advice or not but I do recall that others who have switched to an electric fuel pump did in fact fabricate a block-off plate. Don't forget the gasket. :wink:
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Re: Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

Post by 4x4Pinz » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:20 pm

I have been running an electric pump for years. I chose to keep the manual pump and carry a rebuild kit for it as a back up. I have a 24" prefer of fuel hose connected to the inlet and outlet that I filled with fuel to keep things wet. Never had to use the rebuild kit for myself but have rebuild s few manual pumps in the trail.

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Re: Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

Post by pinzinator » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:15 am

VW parts sites have a block off plate that will work, get the one for the older air-cooled engines. Try the Samba site, I think they have it. They also sell a turn-signal switch that works perfectly, order the one for a '71 bus.

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Re: Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

Post by 4x4Pinz » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:02 pm

pinzinator wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:15 am
VW parts sites have a block off plate that will work, get the one for the older air-cooled engines. Try the Samba site, I think they have it. They also sell a turn-signal switch that works perfectly, order the one for a '71 bus.
The switch is good to know

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Re: Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

Post by lifefloat » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:36 am

Thanks for all the replies concerning the fuel pump block off plate.

The VW parts source is not something I would have thought of. Did a little searching and found two different plates that look like they would work just fine. One for $6 and another made of billet aluminum for $13.

https://www.jbugs.com/product/31-3011.html


Going with the billet. A little hidden bling.


I'll follow up once I receive it and let everyone know if it fits correctly.

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Re: Fuel Pump Block-Off Plate

Post by TechMOGogy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:45 am

VW plate is what Jim L has been using for years :)
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