FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Should the pump ever turn off?
The pump will always stay running as long as power is supplied.
Can fuel be pulled through the pump when the pump is off?
Yes, providing that you choose a part number that does not have an internal positive shut off valve.
How should the Facet® universal pumps be mounted?
The fuel pump should be mounted with the outlet above the inlet. This will help with eliminate vapor lock issues. Never located the pump so the outlet is below the inlet. Horizontal mounting will not effect fuel delivery performance.
Where is the part number located?
You can find the Facet® part number located on Solid State and GOLD-FLO® fuel pumps stamped on the mounting bracket, with two or three numbers on each side of the bolt hole. This number usually starts with a 40...
The POSI-FLO® and DURA-LIFT® fuel Pumps have the full part number dot-peened on the black housing.
How may amps does the Facet® fuel pump require to operate properly?
All Facet® low pressure fuel pumps 12v or 24v require an 5 Amps source to perform correctly. The DC average is 1.4 amps.
What size fuse should I use to install the Facet® fuel pump?
We recommend you install a 3AMP fuse to every installation.
Yes, All our low pressure fuel pumps can pump Gas or Diesel fuels.
Can I mount the pump in my car's engine compartment?
We recommend that you mount the fuel pump no more that 12 inches from the fuel supply (gas tank). All our Electronic fuel pumps will push fuel rather than pull fuel. Some pumps only have suction limit of 12 inches, therefore you should mount as close as possible to the tank.
Operating Temperature Range for Low Pressure Pumps?
Our pump are designed to operated in ambient temperatures of -40F to 180F.
How much fuel should be in the Duralift filter bowl during normal operation?
Due to the differential pressure between the interior area of the filter and the exterior area (between filter OD and bowl) and the sealing qualities of the upper filter gasket, you may observe a difference in the height of the fluid in the bowl of our pump. In addition, any other variable that affects the differential pressure will also affect fluid height, i.e. partially clogged filter. The more the differential pressure the lower the level in the bowl.
In any case, the fluid height cannot be higher than the pick-up, and the pick-up of the pump is 1/2 lower than the top of the filter and bowl. In a worse case scenario, the fluid is always traveling through the filter for proper filtration.