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Old 04-27-2018, 10:35 PM
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Default Boost Pump Operation

So I really did search high and low for this information but no joy.

I recently bought (but have not installed) a boost pump.
I've just learned that the pump cannot be run continuously. It seems the pump recycles fuel and eventually the fuel heats up.

I don’t have plans to run it all the time...just the normal takeoff/landing/fuel switching etc....
  • Are all boost pumps like this?
  • How long CAN I run the boost pump without worrying?
  • What happens its I run it too long due to distraction or perceived need?

I know there are experienced builders on this site who recommend this pump, so I'm pretty sure the pump is high quality and reliable.
I'm just confused on how to manage it and the consequences of running it to long.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:13 AM
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Talking boost pump

Which pump? I've never forgotten to turn off the boost pump. /s
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Old 04-28-2018, 03:47 AM
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I've just learned that the pump cannot be run continuously. It seems the pump recycles fuel and eventually the fuel heats up.
Who was your instructor? And which pump are we talking about?
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:07 AM
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......I've never forgotten to turn off the boost pump. /s
But if you did, how long would the pump run until there was trouble and what kind of trouble would that be

PS-I PM'ed you some more info
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:19 AM
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Who was your instructor? And which pump are we talking about?
Many instructors in the past 48 years
No boost pumps involved except for last week and that instructor did not seem to be the guru on boost pumps

I'm just trying to understand the how's and whys on boost pumps and if I made the right decision on my purchase.

PM'ed you some more info.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:55 AM
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Default "Boost Pump" is also backup

to your engine-driven pump ---- I would expect mine to run continuously if my engine-driven pump failed.

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Old 04-28-2018, 11:18 AM
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Well, *I've* never forgotten to turn the boost pump off...as far as you know.

I have the Andair pump. Rated for continuous use. I'd expect pretty much all others are the same or else, as noted, they aren't really meeting the requirement of being a backup pump in case of engine pump failure, are they?
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:29 AM
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This is the primer war of the alt engine crowd (where should the regulator be, and where should the bypassed fuel go). For anyone considering auto style electronic injection, this thread's for you.

Just a minute; I'm going for some popcorn.

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Old 04-28-2018, 11:39 AM
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Default RV-12iS has 2

Well, the RV-12iS has 2 boost pumps that have to run continuously, as there is no engine-driven pump on the iS engine.
I haven't noticed the fuel overheating.

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Old 04-28-2018, 12:39 PM
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This is the primer war of the alt engine crowd (where should the regulator be, and where should the bypassed fuel go). For anyone considering auto style electronic injection, this thread's for you.

Just a minute; I'm going for some popcorn.

;-)
This pump is going in a -7 with a I0-360 with non automotive fuel injection.
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