Crossflow facet fuel pump and fpr installation

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Jonathan Kay
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People who know more than me recommend not using Jubilee-type clamps on fuel lines, eg:
https://www.caterhamlotus7.club/forum/techtalk/soit-was-fuel-pump

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So yes worth replacing even if just for peace of mind.  

Andrew

1985 S3 1700 XFlow.  Undergoing full restoration

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I replaced the original plastic pipework down the tunnel one with the what I think is copper one, originally fitted to the K series .

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Graham, my installation is as Tazio's. Pump above the rear axle and pressure regulator under the bonnet just by the pedal box. Happy to take photos for additional information.

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Thanks, looks like the way to go and I have had the pipe sizes confirmed by the engine builder.  Will replace the plastic fuel pipe with copper/nickel.  I'm unsure of the electrics (not being my strong suit), so will investigate what I have over the weekend and come back with more questions no doubt!

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Just a quick question regarding the replacement fuel pipe (Tazio).  Are the ends of the pipe flared in any way for the rubber pipe to connect to at each end or are they just flat pipe as it were?

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A good plan for the fuel lines.  There was a point where mine had become like those leaky garden hose pipes!  Eek 

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Plain ended pipe should be fine with rubber pipe connections.  Just make sure you use proper round clips (not jubilee type)

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Andrew

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Thanks and noted re the clips!

I've been recommended the Sytec pro fpr which doesn't have a built in filter.  My system doesn't currently have a fuel filter.

Is it recommended to have one?

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As others have said, using rubber to the copper/nickel pipe is ok providing the appropriate clips are used, I chose to put AN fittings on as I had some available. The Facet pump has an internal filter fitted, though it's sensible to put another in-line one too.

Alan