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EEK
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OK - whilst not on a K series and therefore may not be relevant but I had fuel pump stop on my HPC, The problem was in a large Eco seal connector in the engine bay, about 12 wires in it one of which was feeding the fuel pump. On opening connector there was clear overheating occurring on this connection, once cleaned all OK.

So I guess I am saying are you sure there are no other connectors between MFRU and pump that might have been overlooked?

 

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I think I've checked them all but there's a chance I've missed something but don't know what, so far I've checked:

MFRU / Inertia Switch / Fuse Box / Black Plug / Grey plug / Pump plug

 

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Is this about right... sorry if I've missed something important.

  1. Fuel pump sometimes doesn't run.
  2. When a new jump is made to the pump's feed terminal it always runs immediately.
  3. You haven't found a fault in the normal feed circuit.

Have you had a chance to measure the voltage at various points along that feed circuit when it fails to run? Or to connect that feed jump at various points other than the pump's terminal.

I'd normally advise checking the earth side in detail but 2 isn't consistent with a fault there.

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Yes that's right.

1. Correct, it either fails to prime or stops when running

2. Yes, 12v applied and it runs

3. No, nothing obvious

I've checked at each point there's a plug or connector all the way back to the MFRU, including inertia switch and fuse block. With 12v applied at each point the pump runs, voltage generally has been 3v - so not right but then it randomly started working again. Then stopped!

I've tried two different MFRU's, the relays work and one of them definitely had 12v at the terminal inside.

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With 12v applied at each point the pump runs, voltage generally has been 3v

You're connecting a new 12V jump feed to the circuit somewhere, and it measures 3V at the pump terminal?

Can you repeat that after disconnecting the normal circuit upstream of where the jump feed is connected?

Jonathan

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No, with the normal circuit in tact I was consistently  seeing 3v at each point - pump plug, inertia switch etc. However, last night I was seeing 12v at the fuse block and inertia switch which the day before had only shown 3v.

With a new jumped supply to each point the pump runs.

I'd have thought that somewhere along the cable I'd see the direct 12v drop and not work if there was a fault but I'm not sure anymore!

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Remove the fuse block from the bulkhead. I can recall there being a problem with the connection on the back of the fuse box itself occasionally causing an intermittent problem. Possibly a black and yellow wire (but guessing on that bit!).