Good points probably a little of both. I only ran the pump maybe for 2-3 minutes at most either way its bad.. I am going to pull the tank, replace the fuel pump and blow out all the lines with air. I will report back my progress. Thanks again guys!!
Buy a "scope" and look into the tank. The gas tank is made with Terne steel which is rust resistant and widely used, so rust may not be evident. I have opened cars that have sat for years with no rust in the tank. You will save alot of labor by leaving it in place. Follow the fuel sysytem from the tank forward and you may find the issue. Simple in thought but frustrating in practice.
The scope is a good idea. I have the tank about 90% disconnected expect for the filler hose and of course the "glue" holding the tank down. What I found when I pulled the sending unit I could see a thin layer of syrup and the bottom but no rust at all.. I found it strange when I unhooked the hose to the fuel pump from the gads tank no fuel came out of that line. I have 2 gallons of gas in tank. I will be back at in about 1 hr.
If you're going to pull the tank out you need a bunch of wide wood wedges to get it free from the sound deadening underneath. Here's a pic with one but I have another half dozen that went in along the bottom after it. You slowly tap each one in progression until the tank is free. If and when it's out replace the fuel pickup O ring and outlet hose now before they fail.
Thanks Jim for the info. I used my pry bars gently. It's unglued from the bottom just taking a break now so will be back at in a few minutes. Got the fuel pump and line out already it was clogged up t the tank.
Its definitely a tricky deal trying to get the right fuel pump I was told its a Bosch 0580254918. I was was also told I need a different type of pump with a dampneer etc. What do you think of this one in the link below? Do I need a dampener?
Get the right pump....period. You are saving loads of money doing this on your own and now want to use cheap parts? The savings should be spent on the correct parts.
Question....if the pump fails on the road, how much is flatbed service.
I agree. I just posted that one because its the only one that pops up for 85 silver spirit, I am not buying it I would like to get a Bosch. Everything is for 81-83 and the Bosch 0580254918 seems out of stock everywhere I have looked so far. I just email flying spares. even on there site they don't show a pump for a 85 sliver spirit.
I am trying to find the RIGHT pump seems a little tricky..