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I was looking at the push rod and I found a spring, in pieces, inside the housing???????????Can I take anything else off to see the camshaft lobe from the bottom??

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No springs up in there..

It's probably a fuel pump arm spring.
look under the arm on the pump and see if the spring is there.

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The spring does not appear to be from the fuel pump, it was only 3/8" by 1/2" long.????What would I have heard/noticed while the shaft was f'ing up. I heard some faint grinding while I was turning it over right after it ran out of gas.
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Can you see a spring under the pump arm?

I wasn't there so I don't know what you heard;

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Is there any way to prove its the camshaft WIHOUT tearing the engine down???
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If the rod doesn't move out and in whill cranking the engine then the cam is bad.I would try a new fuel pump first.

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I took out the pushrod and it is square, no damage, When I crank the engine I feel nothing at all not even a wiggle, is that normal with this problem. So at this point I am changing the oil to remove any metal and adding an electric fuel pump or tearing down the engine I guess. How do I wire up the fuel pump so that it is only on when turning over the engine?
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If the end of the rod is nice and flat (smooth) then it is probably all right. To check it you have to hold the rod against the cam with some pressure with your finger while cranking the eng.

Did you try another fuel pump?


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No I have not tried another fuel pump because I feel nothing when I hold the rod against the camshaft. I it possible I am not pushing hard enough? How hard do you have to push? The fuel pump I have, when I compress it by hand it sprays out hard, is that not a good indication that it works?

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It sounds like the pump would be ok then. Use enough pressure to keep the rod against the cam. It is rare for the cam lobe to go by by, but if it will not move the rod then it is bad.

Where did the spring come from that you found?

Trying another pump would be cheaper and easier, then you would know for sure.

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