Facet Dura Lift Question

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  1. reb78

    reb78 Registered User

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    Hi All,
    First post on here - I joined specifically to seek your collective knowledge about my Facet Duralift install on my Land Rover 200tdi. Not much info exists on these in UK circles, but I have found a fair amount on here.

    Sick of mechanical lift pumps failing and inspired by the threads on here about replacing a mechanical lift pump with the facet duralift, I went ahead and installed on on my Land Rover 110.

    The details on the install are here

    http://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/93879...tric-fuel-pump/?do=findComment&comment=815108

    It seems to be working well, but the reason for my post on here is to ask whether the small amount of air in the fuel bowl is normal? Depending on where I read, some say their bowl is full and some pics online seem to show a small amount of air at the top of the bowl. Pics of mine are below - the air is probably 1/4"-3/8" of the top of the filter bowl. The top of the fuel level sits at the bottom of the tapered section of the filler bowl. Should this air be there at all? The level doesn't change - perhaps marginally if you open the throttle up. I don't have any starting issues, but I do have a slight ticking noise from the Bosch VE injection pump if i put light pressure on the accelerator whilst coasting in gear - some have suggested this may be air in the fuel system, hence my concern about the fuel level in the duralift bowl.

    Some pics to describe exactly what i mean.

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  2. Clb

    Clb Another old truck Supporting Member

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    Cheers.
    The creeck is a rising so I cannot look at mine right now, however I dought its a problem.The pickup is fully submerged right?.
    Of course some serious off camber may cause an issue.
     
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    reb78 Registered User

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    Thanks. Yep, I'm pretty sure the pickup is fully submerged and I don't think its an issue, but I wanted to double check with the collective knowledge on here - if you get a chance to take a look at yours when you have time, then I would be really grateful just to put my mind at rest!
     
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    Clb Another old truck Supporting Member

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    No sweat...
    There are a bunch under hoods on here.
    Mine is on the frame rail, next dry day I'll look.
     
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    I can't tell you if it's normal or not but that is how mine is constantly. It's mounted on the passenger side fended under the hood. Would you like a picture of it?


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    I too will look when it stops raining. That will be Friday, according to current prediction.

    If memory serves me correctly mine runs showing air at the top, but I'll have to verify. Mine is mounted on the frame rail.
     
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    Thanks for the replies chaps. You have put my mind at rest.

    Reason for the question was that I get a faint, but audible, high pitched ticking noise that I think comes from the Bosch injection pump and some have suggested this may be air getting in there. The level on my duralift bowl doesn't seem to change, but I just wanted to confirm mine was normal - sounds like it is! I'm going to get my pump re-furbed in the hope that it will significantly reduce an annoying engine bay noise!

    Cheers
     

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