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Old 01-15-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by whynotthinkwhynot View Post
In the future, listen for the fuel pump to buzz. On a Ford, if it doesn't buzz, that doesn't mean that the fuel pump is out- there is still the fuel cutoff, and the fuel pump module. About 90% of the time when it doesn't buzz when you turn the key to ON, that is the fuel pump.

Change that fuel filter every 25-30k miles, and if rust and abuse is a problem up there in WI, then use nickel anti-seize under the bracket, and on the threads of the bolt that holds the bracket down. It's messy, but it works. I buy this stuff by the bottle. It's a lot cheaper than purchasing those $1 tubes. It separates due to temp changes and non-use, but just stir it with a screwdriver- no harm done.
Can't recall if I heard the pump this morning, usually I listen for it to run before turning the key from Run to Start.

"if rust is a problem up there in WI"... You southerners, so funny.
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