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Old 03-21-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
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noob: do fuel pumps have backflow preventer valves?

What the subject says: Do fuel pumps have backflow preventer valves?

I want to check/clean the air filter on my Wee-Strom, but after undoing 6 bolts to remove the gas tank I realized I was supposed to disconnect the fuel line from the bottom of a full gas tank .

Unpleasant visions filled my head. The manual doesn't say you need to empty it first, and I'm guessing the pump (which is where the fuel line actually connects) has a backflow valve, but....

A little reassurance would be nice ahead of time. :)

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Old 03-21-2015, 09:51 AM   #2
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:43 PM   #3
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None of the MC fuel pumps I have worked with have any kind of backflow prevention.
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The only fuel coming out of a V-Strom tank when the hose is disengaged is the few drops of fuel in the hose. I've done it dozens of times.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:02 PM   #5
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Thanks

makes me feel better.

Sorry for the delay, my home computer disk went belly up, so I'm stealing cycles at work.

Thanks again.
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