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Old 05-08-2018, 06:44 PM
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New RX brand pumps they do tell you to flip the polarity on some of them. Why they designed them this way I do not know.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:12 PM
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I don't think you hurt the pump but why is it smelling like gas? Regardless of whether I put the sock on or not, if there is a gas smell and you just pulled the pump, I wonder if you sealed it right? Was there a new gasket or did you reuse?
It was smelling like gas because all I had was a towel over the open fuel tank. So I before I left to work yesterday, I put the pump in the car and put the gas cap on. Just to eliminate most of the smell

Racetronix is sending me another harness, free of charge. Hopefully I get a good one. Also asked them how much for just underside tank connector.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:08 AM
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It was smelling like gas because all I had was a towel over the open fuel tank. So I before I left to work yesterday, I put the pump in the car and put the gas cap on. Just to eliminate most of the smell

Racetronix is sending me another harness, free of charge. Hopefully I get a good one. Also asked them how much for just underside tank connector.
Kinda risky As I imagine my system only vents IF the tank pressure reaches a certain amount. You can have way more evaporated fuel at atmospheric pressure than at several psi. A spark and "BOOM". I hope they send you a new tank pump gasket. Like condoms, I don't reuse gaskets. Maybe if that are designed for multiple installs but even that is uncomfortable for me.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:37 PM
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Yeah, they did send a new gasket.
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So I told racetronix I needed a new in tank(bulkhead) connector. And they sent me this. It has 4 pins, instead of 3. Doubt it'll hurt anything, but just curious as to what you guys think.
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So I told racetronix I needed a new in tank(bulkhead) connector. And they sent me this. It has 4 pins, instead of 3. Doubt it'll hurt anything, but just curious as to what you guys think.
I dunno.... Will it work? What does the extra wire do?
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:42 PM
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I'm not even sure myself. Will mess around with the car tomorrow, and see. The one they sent me has a very different shape compared to what is on the car.
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Will it even mate up?
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:58 PM
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Highly doubt it, but I hope
We'll find out tomorrow.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:25 PM
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So no, it will not work with the car. There is a 4 pin connector on the outside of the tank, and it goes to the connector with the pins that are slightly burnt. There is no to disconnect it, unless you snip the wires. So my choices are: a new fuel pump tree for $300 at the dealer. Or(and I just noticed this) buy the outer harness in this pic from racetronix. The connection will work with the new in tank bulkhead connector they sent me. Would it be stupid to buy a new fuel pump tree? Mine is rusty as seen in pics.
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Did they send you the wrong connector?

Can they just take that one back and send you the right one?
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I would never want to spend someone else's money (my wife does that for me) but you are rapidly approaching the RTFS moment.

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I would never want to spend someone else's money (my wife does that for me) but you are rapidly approaching the RTFS moment.

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And I would be mildly furious with racetronics over this.

It seems like you've spent a lot of money and all they have done for you is send you inferior parts, defective parts and incorrect parts..
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And I would be mildly furious with racetronics over this.

It seems like you've spent a lot of money and all they have done for you is send you inferior parts, defective parts and incorrect parts..
Furious would be a good start.
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Furious would be a good start.
Yeah.... They're lucky he's so patient.
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Yeah.... They're lucky he's so patient.
I buy with Amex. You jerk me around and 1 call, that's all.
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I try to be as gracious as I can.. But.. There's limits to that.

A lot of it depends on how they deal with this. At this point, I'd think they should be pretty accommodating.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback guys
This is a very simple job, that turned into a PITA

Well, they sent the correct bulkhead connector....for there bulkhead harness. So in pic 1, it is the harness that has the white sticker. Follow it, and you'll see it goes to top of the tank, which is the one with burnt pins. Hard to explain, hope I am making sense. And in pic 2, you can see their harness kit. When you buy the pump from them, it comes with everything minus that. Just posting all this stuff, in case someone goes through the same in the future.






The connection/harness I would need from this pic is, to the left the one with 4 pins. If I had that, it would work with the bulkhead connector racetronix sent me.
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So.... is your car running now?
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