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Old 02-12-2018, 10:00 AM
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I had a new Lyc fuel pump on my engine from a recent overhaul. I am still at the 90% done 90% to go stage and I gave the pump to a stranded RV friend because that's what RVers do.

Should I ask him for another Lyc pump or a Tempest pump or are they the same thing? Any difference is quality? Price? Mine had an L on the top of the casting but that doesn't mean it didn't come out of a Tempest factory (if there is such a thing). Any advice appreciated.

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Old 02-12-2018, 01:00 PM
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Scott,

I was just talking to that guy you gave your fuel pump to. Very nice of you. He is a great guy!

Anyways... I just installed a high pressure Tempest (injected) pump (unlike yours) as a replacement for my original Lycoming.

I have yet to flight test it, but my pressure has increased from 25 to 29psi and the quality of the Tempest appears to be good!

I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Tempest if I were you.

Maybe I will come up and visit you sometime? I have another friend in the area also. Feel free to stop by here and say hello also!

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Old 02-12-2018, 01:03 PM
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:25 PM
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Likely the same pump, but only Lyc knows for sure.

According (unofficially) to a tech at Tempest, the newer pumps have E-gas - proof soft parts, if you think mogas might be in your future.

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Old 02-12-2018, 01:29 PM
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I had a new Lyc fuel pump on my engine ...


.... I gave the pump to a stranded RV friend because that's what RVers do.
That would be me. Scott, I can't express my gratitude enough. We were running several options none worked out. Then my buddy decided to ask you and that was a right call. Brand new fuel pump just magically appeared on our hangar dinner table . I am good for another 4K hours pumping whatever fuel I get in the tanks.


What brand you want Scott let me know you will get it asap.


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Old 02-12-2018, 03:19 PM
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That looks like Gruyere cheese. Excellent choice, Vlad!
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:23 AM
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That would be me. Scott, I can't express my gratitude enough. We were running several options none worked out. Then my buddy decided to ask you and that was a right call. Brand new fuel pump just magically appeared on our hangar dinner table . I am good for another 4K hours pumping whatever fuel I get in the tanks.


What brand you want Scott let me know you will get it asap.


Hi Vlad it was my pleasure and it was really interesting to talk to somebody from a very different background than mine and to hear of your adventures. As for the pump, nobody has told me that there is any difference so I don't think it matters as long as it is compatible with an O320 E2D.

Next time you come I should be able to light up my panel and show you all the cool bells and whistles.

cheers

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