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Please Help.

Postby beal1982 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:07 am

Hi

I was wondering if anyone could help?
My partner who owns a morris minor has gone to our caravan in kent for a few days, the car made the 200 mile journey no problems and was getting along lovely, then on friday afternoon the fuel pump has ceased to work. My partner was towed back to our caravan site in Deal, however, he is now struggling to get a new fuel pump anywhere locally so is stuck in kent untill he can get a part. Does anyone know of any local stockists that we may not have heard of that he can try in desperation today? He has tried Canterbury convertibles but cannot get hold of anyone, i've even tried to get the part in oxfordshire where i am this morning in order to take it down to him so he can repair it, however i cannot get hold of one today either. :( If anyone knows of any places or people that may be able to help, your message would be greatly appriciated.

Many Thanks

Charlotte :(

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Re: Please Help.

Postby Dean » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:16 am

Has it definitely broke, has your partner tried to clean the points? They are quite reliable just need a helping hand/clout with hammer/clean (delete as appropriate) now and again.
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Re: Please Help.

Postby beal1982 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:23 am

Hi Dean

I think he was just planning to change it because it was almost easier to do than fidle around with it if you don't have all your tools to hand. I think he is going to try those methods you suggested today as a last attempt to get it going without the new part to hand. Thank you for your suggestions i will pass them on to him, however, i think he is quite frustrated by the lack of parts availible so brute force with a hammer may not be a good option today!!!!!! :)

Again thank you for your suggestions

Charlotte

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Re: Please Help.

Postby PSL184 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:28 am

No tools required fotr this - With the end cap removed just pull some paper through the points as you hold the points closed, then spray a LITTLE bit of WD40 at the pivot points of the points (if you see what I mean - the outboard edge where the pivot on the bracket). Make sure also that the live (the wire that screws onto the pump after the cap) is clean and making good contact. It is very rare for a pump to fail so completely that you can't get it going again.....
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Re: Please Help.

Postby wibble_puppy » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:05 pm

Hi Charlotte,

Good idea to post here and I hope your partner gets the car going again soon.

I'm assuming you'll have thought of ESM? Not sure if they are open on a Saturday afternoon but they will be there on Monday morning, if things are still looking desperate.

It's definitely the fuel pump, is it, not something amiss with the carb?

Let us know how you get on!

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Re: Please Help.

Postby bmcecosse » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:29 pm

As above - just clean the points - a nail file/emery board will do it easily. Don't be tempted to buy an 'electronic' replacement pump - if you do buy one - just get the standard unit. But cleaning the points should fix it meantime - If of course that is the problem ? What are the symptoms ? Is the pump silent - doing nothing - or is it chattering away 16 to the dozen ? If silent - does it go (even just one or two clicks) with a tap on the side with a hammer ? New points are inexpensive and not difficult to fit - consider that once you get the car home.
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Re: Please Help.

Postby chickenjohn » Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:39 pm

I live quite close to Deal and I might be able to help out on Monday as I will be in Sandwich on Monday. Which is only about five miles from Deal.
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Re: Please Help.

Postby Chipper » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:00 pm

If you can't fix the pump, there's a good Minor specialist in West Malling, near Maidstone:

King Street Motor Services
40 King Street
West Malling
Kent ME19 6QT
Telephone:
01732 843135

Fax:
01732 871579

They can post items out.
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Re: Please Help.

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:45 pm

Interesting! I wondered if they still existed - my Traveller came with various receipts for fairly major work done there at one time.
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Re: Please Help.

Postby chickenjohn » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:00 pm

bmcecosse wrote:Interesting! I wondered if they still existed - my Traveller came with various receipts for fairly major work done there at one time.
BM, you need to know that they are an associate of another specialist, and if you want to know more, PM me! :o
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Re: Please Help.

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:48 pm

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Re: Please Help.

Postby chickenjohn » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:48 pm

beal1982 wrote:Hi

I was wondering if anyone could help?
My partner who owns a morris minor has gone to our caravan in kent for a few days, the car made the 200 mile journey no problems and was getting along lovely, then on friday afternoon the fuel pump has ceased to work. My partner was towed back to our caravan site in Deal, however, he is now struggling to get a new fuel pump anywhere locally so is stuck in kent untill he can get a part. Does anyone know of any local stockists that we may not have heard of that he can try in desperation today? He has tried Canterbury convertibles but cannot get hold of anyone, i've even tried to get the part in oxfordshire where i am this morning in order to take it down to him so he can repair it, however i cannot get hold of one today either. :( If anyone knows of any places or people that may be able to help, your message would be greatly appriciated.

Many Thanks

Charlotte :(
any news on this?? Did he get a fuel pump and get home? STILL stuck in Deal?? If so, send me a message letting me know which caravan park he is in and I'll drop by to help tomorrow morning.
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Re: Please Help.

Postby chickenjohn » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:38 pm

To the OP, PM me details of where the car is and a mobile number. I can help you this afternoon if your partner is still stranded in Deal. I have spare fuel pumps and points and tools and the knowledge, and the time today to help a fellow moggyist out.
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Re: Please Help.

Postby catswhisker » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:03 pm

It would have been nice for the 'PLEASE HELP' person to at least have acknowledged ' CJ,s'
kind offer of help, even if they had got the problem sorted.

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Re: Please Help.

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:04 pm

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Re: Please Help.

Postby beal1982 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:30 pm

Hello All
Firstly i would ike to appologise greatly for not responding to your kind offers of help and suggestions of how to fix the problem. And you're right it was very rude of me not to thank john for the kind offer of hie help. Just to update you all, in true moggy style the car made it home on sunday, all be it still a bit poorly, but it did make it home. Again thank you all for your help!!
SORRY


Charlotte

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Re: Please Help.

Postby chickenjohn » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:35 pm

No worries! Just glad that your partner made it home! They had good weather while they were down, it has got colder here this week and rainy. Maybe you could come down in September and join us at the regional Kent branches Hop rally?? :wink: http://www.kenthop.co.uk

BTW, I am happy to help any Minorist out if they venture down this way to the wilds of East Kent and have problems. I'm the sort of person that likes helping people and I love getting under the bonnet and fixing things! Plus I have a stock of spares.
Cheers John - all comments IMHO
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Re: Please Help.

Postby catswhisker » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:10 pm

Good to hear the Minor got home ok, we like a happy ending.
Hope the criticism didn't offend.
Nice to know there are folk out there willing to go the extra mile though.

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