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post #1 of 3 Old 02-12-2009, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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a couple fuel system questions

I am getting ready to install an a1000 pump ran with a pickup tube, stock tank on a stock block turbo car. Do i need to run a relay switch with this pump and if so how big (30 or 40 amp?) Also, how big should the wires i run to operate the pump be...someone was telling me to run a ten gauge wire? And one more thing...should i prime this pump before i first turn the pump on or will it prime ok by itself?
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Where are you installing the pump? Intank, or external? If external, where? The farther away from the battery, the larger wire you will need. Or, as I did, use 2 relays, one that will trigger the other down stream so that the pump is close to the supply relay. Although my battery is in the hatch, so I am not all that far away from the pump.
It needs a relay for sure, 40Amp at the least, and it will be fine to prime it when installed and you turn the key, just cycle it a few times to make sure the pressure is up, and holds....


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I ran 10 ga. to a relay in the spare tire well and tapped the stock fuel pump wire to feed the relay.

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