Sportrack Fuel Pump


Has anyone safely replaced a mechanical fuel pump with an electric fuel pump on a Sportrack EL (petrol)? If so, what did you do with the second small hose from the fuel tank?

My Sporty 'came' with an electric fuel pump connected to the two inlet/outlet hoses from/to the tank/carb.

However, there is a second, smaller hose coming from the fuel tank still connected to the mechanical fuel pump. This setup has been there for a while and seems to work fine on the flats, but today I noticed a whiff of petrol when I drove it up the hill to work. Not sure if it was the altitude or temperature change, but when I lifted the bonnet fuel was spewing out of the two unused inlet/outlet pipes on the mechanical pump until I removed the remaining hose and blocked it with a screw.

Can the small hose be blocked without over-pressuring the fuel tank?

I have a new vented fuel filler cap, but from what I understand it only vents into the tank, not out.

I bought a new mechanical fuel pump and have ordered the missing push rod, so I'm just trying to survive with the electric pump until I can go back to the original configuration.


You could plum the mecanical

You could plum the mecanical pump in as standard, then put the electric pump into the line from tank to mecanical pump. The fule will go through the mecanical pump with no troble, and will go where ever it's ment to.

Any veiws expresed in this thread by me are purely from my own experience, and (sometimes) falible memory. Hope my comments help, but please don't take them as gospel.

Good idea, but I just picked

Good idea, but I just picked up the missing push rod from the dealer and installed the new, original fuel pump and removed the electric pump altogether.

Works great!