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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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I'm just wondering how much oil flows around the fuel pump behind the plate that bolts to the block? I broke off the lower bolt closest to the front of the car and I'm REALLY hoping that the other 3 will keep it from leaking...Has this ever happened to anyone else?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 08:39 PM
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Those stock GM bolts are junk, they break very easily. Try to unscrew it with a small screwdriver or punch. It will be loose without a head on it.
There is enough oil to leak out behind the plate when running. But, it may hold without the screw.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 03, 05:15 AM
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They use grade 0 bolts. Great pieces of equipment there is no pressure behind the the plate just a lot of oil throw off. You can glue it on with a new gasket and it should be alright.
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Thanks alot guys. I put it on with a gasket and quite a bit of the black RTV and tightened the other 3 bolts pretty tight...hopefully it won't leak?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 03, 03:09 PM
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Have you tried to remove the bolt yet? It probably won't get any easier that right now. If you leave it in, chances are it will be stuck for life. It just might come out with a little effort.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 03, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Dnult- I haven't tried to remove the bolt but I've now ran the motor for a couple of minutes and it doesn't leak so far...hopefully it doesn't start. Thanks guys,
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