(MARRS-RX7) Help! Fuel Pump fuse keeps blowing

John Maslin jhmaslin
Mon May 5 04:20:48 CEST 2014


 Brian, Your solution makes sense, but Bill's caution makes me think twice
about how to go about it.  John


On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 8:20 PM, Brian Thorpe <srx769 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had same issues few years ago had to direct wire fuel pump from hot wire
> off battery
> , put on off switch in and 20 amp fuse link right beside drivers seat and
> keep spare fuse taped to console
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> On May 4, 2014, at 7:29 PM, John Maslin <jhmaslin at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > My fuel pump circuit fuse keeps blowing (20A in block under dash).  This
> has been chronic since the end of last season.  I replaced the fuel pump 2
> weeks ago.  Started the car 3 or 4 times last weekend and all was well.  It
> blew again today trying to load on trailer fro VIR.
> >
> > The problem started last Labor Day MARRS when I went off into the gravel
> at T10.  Got towed back to paddock because it wouldn't start.  Finally
> found blown fuse.  Raced the next day, then loaded on the trailer and all
> was well.  Later it wouldn't start at home because of fuses.  I have
> checked for frayed wires, but found none.  There is a relay in the bin area
> behind the driver's seat, but don't know if that's a problem or even how to
> check if it is.  Again, it started and ran several times last weekend.  I
> thought the new fuel pump had solved the problem.
> >
> > Thanks, John
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