The best way to keep an engine in great working order is through regular upkeep and maintenance. Checking on the fuel pump is a key step in making sure that a vehicle’s engine will perform successfully. This is true for jet ski fuel pumps, marine fuel pumps, motorcycle fuel pumps, and more. Let’s look at just three of the most common, telltale signs that indicate it might be time to check the fuel pump in any given vehicle.
1. Engine Will Not Start
It is true that there are many reasons that an engine might not start. It could be the ignition, the alternator or the battery to name just a few possibilities. But also, the fuel pump should be considered. It may need replacement. Marine fuel pumps, for example, could experience pressure problems, oil leaks from the engine, or fuel leaks.
2. Loss of Power When Climbing
A comparison can be made in this case between a person and a vehicle. Just like an individual who is not getting enough air in their lungs to run up a hill, if an engine is not getting enough fuel it will strain when going up a hill or climbing. This is pertinent to a snowmobile fuel pump, a jet ski fuel pump, marine fuel pumps and an ATV fuel pump, to name a few other examples. In instances such as these, safety becomes a concern and replacement fuel pumps should definitely be considered.
The fuel line can’t do all the work alone. The fuel filter can’t do it all, either. Not one part of an engine can do it alone. Everything is designed to work together. If a vehicle sputters, it means there is not enough gas flowing smoothly into the engine. The fuel pump should be checked to see if it needs to be replaced.
When the discussion turns to parts for vehicles, one of the first items that come to mind is the fuel pump. This is a part that is well named, because it does exactly what it says. As logic would dictate, the more efficient the fuel pump, the more it gets gas to the engine. Both Walbro and Quantum fuel pumps are excellent choices for various types of vehicles. Today, it has been reported that repairs and maintenance are needed on more than about three-quarters (77%) of all vehicles on the road. So, when a fuel pump is faulty, damaged or failing, the best move is to replace it with one that is in good condition and able to do the job.