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    Can you test these out of the car? I was thinking about getting one from the junkyard but don't feel like dropping the tank only to not have it work.



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    Well assuming they didnt drain the fuel lines, and that you have a 12 volt power supply, jump the terminals at the relay with a wire from your power supply, and a ground to the body, and a pressure guage at the fuel rail schrader valve, and see what happens. assuming the motor and tank are still in one peice anyways..

    I have done this befor with a 14.4 volt battery from a cordless drill with much success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontiac6ksteawd View Post
    I have done this befor with a 14.4 volt battery from a cordless drill with much success.
    good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontiac6ksteawd View Post
    Well assuming they didnt drain the fuel lines, and that you have a 12 volt power supply, jump the terminals at the relay with a wire from your power supply, and a ground to the body, and a pressure guage at the fuel rail schrader valve, and see what happens. assuming the motor and tank are still in one peice anyways..

    I have done this befor with a 14.4 volt battery from a cordless drill with much success.

    LOL! This is how I test MOST things too at the JY and even at home!!
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    California man, tanks ripped out of the cars and not allowed to bring batterys in. Anyways I got one () that looks brand new, its like shiny chrome, can I test it out of the car? When I shake it though it makes a rattling noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcjredline View Post
    LOL! This is how I test MOST things too at the JY and even at home!!
    lol 14.4 getting on the high side of tolabrable for a 12 volts system but if it works that what counts

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    Just don't make sparks if you're playing with fuel.

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    Meh, 14.4 is okay. The battery with engine on reads 14.0 with no load.

    The battery thing in junkyards. I know what your talking about. Its ridic. I dunno why they dont let you bring batts in. Even the local brandy brows. All the cars are up on palletes. Not like your goin anywhere.

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    Maybe they are afraid of someone using a battery that causes a spark which again causes a fire... but then they'd also have to forbid people to smoke in the yards... maybe that's forbidden too already?
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    I brought my 14.4 Dewalt into the U-pull-it and they didnt seem to care. Well I guess everyplace is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcjredline View Post
    I brought my 14.4 Dewalt into the U-pull-it and they didnt seem to care. Well I guess everyplace is different.
    just depend on the yard. one yard let me use my dads backpack cutting troch. (one off a navy ship for cutting people out)

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    I smoke in every yard I go to. Not to keep the stereotype, but most people at junkyards seem to smoke..

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    yea it true. but then again most people in rather low paying jobs seem to smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electra_T_Type View Post
    I was thinking about getting one from the junkyard...

    Imagine searching through more than 650,000 parts around the United States!

    All you have to do is stop by Advance Auto Parts and we'll source, inspect and deliver the highest quality salvage parts right to your home or our store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85_Ciera_Rebuild View Post
    Imagine searching through more than 650,000 parts around the United States!

    All you have to do is stop by Advance Auto Parts and we'll source, inspect and deliver the highest quality salvage parts right to your home or our store.

    PS: Here's some Yo-Yo tricks
    Hmm?? We don't have Advance Auto Parts in California. I got the fuel pump anyways Just need to know if I can test it out of tank.

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