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 Post subject: Fuel Pump for my ‘81
PostPosted: September 29th, 2017, 10:04 pm 
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Hello everyone.

I just purchased an 81 Prelude last week. I’ll be posting images soon, but for now I just have a quick question.

My fuel pump whines after driving it a bit. After spending some time on The Google, I discover I should probably replace it. My trusty repair manual as well as hunting for parts online show mostly electric fuel pumps. The pump on my Prelude looks to be a non-electric, in-line pump.

I just want to make sure I’m not missing something here, as I’m not very handy with a wrench. Yet.

In-line non-electric is ok, right?

... while we’re on the subject, have you had a good experience with a specific brand/model?

Thanks much!


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Pump for my ‘81
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2017, 8:03 am 
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Welcome to the forums coldhands. The fuel pump is a Mitusbishi unit that pumps out about 4psi. If it's whining, it is surely going out. I would recommend a replacement unit at your local hardware store or sourcing on ebay. Part #: 16700-689-055 is what you need to look for. Early accords used the same pump. Ironically enough, it's the same setup as a motorcycle fuel pump and even Goldwing units have been known to work. A universal electric fuel pump like Mr. Gasket will work too. Just be sure to replace your fuel filter and to check the lines for cracks before running the engine.

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