I got to thinking what a 'mess' the current system was and how it could be changed / simplified to make it much simpler and neater. It used a secondary pump ad swirl pot sat near the nearside wheel arch:
Bit messy, get in the way of mounting the air filter in line with the SC inlet.
So the only way to remove this was to look at a solution that used just a pump in the tank. I looked at all the options and ended up at ProAlloy discussing what could be done. After some great discussions it was agreed that they could make one of their 60 litre endurnace tanks with a central collector and a built in filter and pump that would get rid of the need for the current in-tank pump and use just the Bosch 044 originallyused asasecondary pump.
After gathering all the bits over a few weeks the car went to Unit 4 in Burton on Trent on Monday to have the swap done and I picked it up today.
Took all this out of the engine bay:
Replaced by fitting them in the tank:
Fuel exits through the pump on the passenger side. Fuel goes up to a Sytec filter and exits to the end of the AEM billet fuel rail.
Across the fuel rail (gauge was used to set up the FRP but will be removed and repalced with a port plug soon).
Out the other end of the fuel rail and across to an AEM adjustable FPR
Then through the FPR and back down to the return on the tank on the passenger side.
Much neater, much simpler and leave shit loads of room where theold pump/swirl pot were which will help loads when the new strighter SC inlet is fitted.
The old tank was showing 9 litres on the stack when it was removed. It was all transfered to the new tank. I then managed to put 47 litres in on the way home. Which suggests about 56 litre capacity. This sounds about right as the 60 litre capacity was reduced by about 3 litres by the cut out for the filter and pump.
I now have to 'learn' the fuel gauge again as the 9 litres in the old tank read 'refill' when the bigger tank was fitted. The stack reads full when there is probably just over 40 litres in it.
Instead of £10 it cost a little bit more
Edited by Dr H, 17 January 2013 - 11:35 PM.