Vintage Mustang Forums banner

Fuel pump leaking

613 Views 3 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  65coupei6
I was installing and Ignitor unit in my 65 I6 and noticed a little oil leak from the fuel pump/block and a little weeping (gas) from the pump 'bowl'. A mechanic friend says the diaphram is getting ready to fail. Both the leaks are a symptom. Can anyone confirm this diagnosis?? I'd rather just get a new pump than sit on the side of the road. I just got the car a few weeks ago and only have put about 100 miles on it so I do not know the cars quirks yet. Thanks for any info.. Martin..
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
My philosophy from an aircraft mechanic:

If it weeps. Don't worry about it.

If it seeps. Keep an eye on it.

If it leaks. Fix it.
replacing the fuel pump now will save you a arkward moment in the future, especially if you are maybe stuck in the desert somewhere near Barstow or somewhere else.
Replace it. They are pretty cheap and it can be done in 1/2 hour or so.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.