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Old 03-16-2004, 06:39 PM
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Question about a BG 400 fuel pump...?

What the possible problem is...?

Should fuel pass through this fuel pump when its off...? What I mean is if I hook up a gravity feed to the inlet it allows fuel to flow straight through the pump... Of course when I turn the pump on it puts out alot more but should the flow stop when I turn the pump off...?

Or...? Is this so it will prime up when mounted as the instructions say (at or near the bottom of the fuel tank outlet)

Want to hear from the guys that actualy use this pump or other BG pump...

thanks........
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I run a BG400 on my 65. I just got it back from it's annual check up. I can't really answer the question, because I removed the line going into the pump, and drained the fuel cell before removing the pump. I do believe you are correct however, that since this is a gravity feed, fuel will flow through the pump.

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Old 03-16-2004, 08:04 PM
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Thank you red347 for your reply... The main reason I ask this is because when I called BG (one of their tech`s) he very quickly said to send it in to be rebuilt but did not even ask the age of the pump or if it was working correctly to supply fuel...? Kinda made me feel like they were just wanting more $$$...? He said it would cost $179.00 to rebuild it and them promptly said bye...?

Any others please jump in...
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I don't know who you spoke to, but they do mine every year for FREE except for return freight and parts. They have a lifetime warranty on their pumps. I just send it in, and ask them to "check it out". I have never been asked for any money.

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400 pump

I run a bg 400 pump on my car. I have had it apart to replace the seals and it is a vain style pump. So to answer your question the fuel will run through this style pump. There will be no problem with the prime because the fuel can't run through and empty the pump once the regulator is hooked up.

This is just my opinion on bg stuff. They have a good product that works well but there customer service is about the worst i have ever seen. I have $1200.00 worth of his parts on my car and they would not send me a $10.00 seal to fix my leaking pump........I got the same story you got send it back and we will rebuild it. I did not have the time to send it back. The guy got kinda snotty with me on the phone. I will not buy any more of his parts and i have my customers buying from other people also. Not because the parts don't work but because of there customer relations. I also called with a question about my brand new $800.00 gold claw when i bought it and got a very snippy answer then ,,by the way it was not the right answer.....

There is a company called product engineering (310) 830-6872 that sells parts for the bg pumps. They are very nice people and very helpful.......

Keith
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Old 03-17-2004, 12:03 PM
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K-star... many thanks for the number and info... I got return calls last night from 2 friends that also use the BG-400-2 and they are telling me the same thing about the pump and about Barry Grant`s outfit... When I do need parts you can bet I`ll call that number and save some $$$...
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