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Fuel Flow Check Valve

Postby dvaughan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:26 pm

I have a '78 124 spider.... mechanical fuel pump.... I need to replace the in-line fuel flow check valve. It is a quick fix if I can only find the part. IAP and VICK don't stock what I need and have both recommended some "universal" part. I am fine with that but can't really find what I am looking for online. I believe that the fuel line coming off the tank is 10mm but it may be 8mm? Any thoughts, dimensions, parts sources, etc... would be appreciated.

I know I could "go electric" but I'm just not in the mood to mess with that right now... maybe someday :?

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Re: Fuel Flow Check Valve

Postby majicwrench on Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:15 pm

NOt familiar with 78 but I know the older cars have no such device. Where is it located?? The mechanical pump itself is a one=way device.
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Re: Fuel Flow Check Valve

Postby kilrwail on Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:34 pm

NAPA or the like should have it.
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Re: Fuel Flow Check Valve

Postby courtenay on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:33 pm

Good to hear from you again, Peter. Things must be starting to melt in the Valley!
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Re: Fuel Flow Check Valve

Postby kilrwail on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:43 pm

Melting slowly Bruce, after a recent big dump. But I got both red cars out today for a short shake-down spin after winter projects. All's well and I even had the top down in the sunshine! Happy Spring to you!
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Re: Fuel Flow Check Valve

Postby spidernut on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:24 pm

I got mine from a VW dealership if I remember correctly. They're available in plastic only so keep it away from anything hot.
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Re: Fuel Flow Check Valve

Postby courtenay on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:51 pm

You're doing better than me for top down time, Peter. We're into monsoon season here - keep getting "pineapple express" currents coming up from Hawaii dumping record rains on the west coast. Glad I have my boat on the driveway!
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Re: Fuel Flow Check Valve

Postby bulldog4444 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:25 am

Congratulations on your purchase. I also have a 78 and know what you are looking for. You can get the part you are looking for from Midwest Bayless. Just Google, go to the "fuel and air" section, click on "fuel pumps - filters - lines" and you will see what you are looking for, 4th item down. They are $25.99 and is the exact part you are looking for.
Good luck.

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