Tuesday April 3rd, 2007|
AFP Fuel Pump Stuff
So this is a perfect example of not having a clue what to do then looking at the uploaded picture and having a light bulb go off in your head. I was concerned about the wiring bundle here. I'm going to simply trim away some of the mounting plate to give clearance for the wire bundle. I still have a little interference with the fuel line. Hmm....not sure what to do about that. Maybe tie them together to keep them from vibrating? Maybe put some split plastic tubing around the fuel line to protect it? Who knows...I ask some trusted folks for advise. I don't want to mess around with the fuel system.
Next I installed the fitting on the firewall. Have I ever mentioned that I absolutely hate dealing with stainless steel??????
Not pictured is the fuel flow transducer (yeah, yeah, yeah...I know...best/most accurate place is downstream of the mechanical pump.....whatever. There's really no good place to put it up there....PLUS....people area alway talking about using steel fittings for everything firewall forward...BUT...the FloScan transducer is aluminum! Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose? Many people have put it just forward of the electrical pump and have had great results so that's where I'm putting it.
I also rewired the fuel pump and used a single 6-circuit connector for the pump and transducer. I (very briefly) flipped on the master switch to see if the fuel flow would register and it did. I also (per the instructions) entered into the EMS the k-value that was determined at the factory by the FloScan folks.