[OMC-Boats] FWD: Fuel pump needed ASAP

From: Phil Budne <phil@...>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:24:11 -0400 (EDT)

> Hey all! After 2 great days of skiing, tubing, and such on the Canadian
> side of Lake Huron, my 1967 Johnson Reveler had a "thermal event."
> Fortunately, no one was hurt and I traced the problem to a blown fuel pump
> that was dripping fuel into the bilge. (And judging from the look of the
> gaskets and diaphram, I suspect ethanol-laced fuel at least contributed to
> the failure.) Fortunately we always run the blower before starting so there
> wasn't enough vapor to make a big boom, but it was still enough to ignite,
> blow the hatch open, and justify use of the fire extinguisher.
> Anyhow, purpose of the note isn't to broadcast my misfortune, but to ask
> your assistance in finding a new fuel pump (OMC p/#381688) or a rebuild kit
> (OMC p/# 381689). Both parts are obsolete and unavailable according to my
> local dealer. I've spent the last 5 hours calling around (including places
> like Sea-Way) and looking on the net. The closest I've come is aftermarket
> pumps by Carter (part # CARM3643) and Sierra (part # 18-7258), but I'm not
> 100% sure either is right nor if either has a built-in filter such as the
> OMC part. Has anyone tried either of these pumps? If so, did they
> fit/function properly and do they have a built-in filter like the OE pump?
> My engine model is HU 16C and this is the 155 Hp 225 ci V6. I'm 3 days into
> my vacation and I'd really like to get the boat running again (safely) by
> Wednesday...which shouldn't be a problem if I can just find a part and get
> it here by then! Thanks!
> Andy Perakes
> 1967 Johnson Reveler
Received on Tuesday, 31 July 2007

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