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    Bit of info for all

    My dad is a school bus mechanic and he recently went to a class mostly about electrical work. Anyways the guy teaching the class recommends that anyone with an electric fuel pump and/or EFI should throw the key in the on position for a few seconds before turning it over. He said it had to do with first pressurizing the lines before it pulls for the demand to start up. The guy said it will really extend the life of the fuel pump so it doesn't get stressed trying to pressurize the line and pump together. I know that its protocal on the new buses cause they have a "wait to start" light that comes on when you throw the key in. I try to do it everytime now. Gimme some feedback if anybody has any other cool things like this.

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    I know that low pressure/fuel will burn up a diesel but I always wait till I hear the REEEEEEE ...click before I start mine. I think this is more so with diesels because maybe the light has to do with glowplugs??? IDK. But its like prefilling the oil filter... lol

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    Actually no, he is on the right track. Yeas the wit to start on diesel has to do with the glow plugs/pre heat.

    Bit for the electric fuel pumps it does let the system pressurize first, makes starting way easier and will save your fuel pump a little bit of life (inknonwn) and will reduce the wear on the starter cause it won't be cranking as long. I do it both my car and truck. They just start better.

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    Yes, I do this almost religiously every time I get in the car. I always cranks first shot as opposed to cranking over and over again for a few seconds. Just standard operating procedure.

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    I've only heard of this for diesels, waiting for the glowplugs to go off. Maybe i should start trying it in my car

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    I always wait till I hear the fuel pump stop a second or to is worth it.

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    these new buses don't use glow plugs like the older ones, cause that's what i thought too

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    I have always done this. It will save your pump

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    Huh, you learn something new every day.

    Good info, I never knew or even thought of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapter34 View Post
    I always wait till I hear the fuel pump stop a second or to is worth it.
    Same here. I just wait for it to stop making the humming sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    I always wait till I hear the REEEEEEE ...click before I start mine.




    Once again its like prefilling the oil filter .. it will help. lol

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    learned something new thanks for the advice

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    no prob guys anything for a fellow f-body owner

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    We need to start a sticky with sarges oil tricks, and hints and helpful tricks to get the most out of your ride... like this one

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