8KCAB 8KCAB Fuel Pump Options?

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Anyone replace an electric fuel pump in an 8KCAB lately? The service manual specifies a Weldon 8110-C, I'm wondering if that's still the best choice or if there are other approved options?


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Thanks Bob. Now that I've seen what they look like, I think there's one in a box somewhere with my project stuff. Would be nice to only have to pay for the overhaul.

Going to try to tackle the fuel system first on the 8KCAB project so trying to get components lined up.
 

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I went looking for one in my project boxes and couldn't find it so I'll probably have to order a new one. If it's much more than $650 I might try to find a core on ebay and send it out for overhaul.
 

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Spoke to Weldon customer service, they generally recommend overhaul every ten years (not a hard number but a guideline) though they will defer to airframe manufacturers if they want to establish their own guidelines. I asked if it's ok for the pump to sit unused on an airframe for a couple of years that is under construction and they said they pickle the pumps with Mobil spindle oil after test running them with fuel at the factory. They also said overhaul is best left to a qualified service provider.

There you go. :)