RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. The AASA Fuel Pump Manufacturers Council (FPMC) recently launched its new website — www.fuelpumpinfo.org to assist professional technicians in diagnosing and repairing fuel delivery systems.
“Technicians and shop owners shouldn’t feel alone if they are frustrated by the fuel pump and module repair work in their bays,” said Tommy Thompson, product manager fuel management Delphi Product & Service Solutions, and AASA FPMC chairman. “Warranties in this area are near double digits in the automotive aftermarket industry. This causes a domino effect, resulting in increased administrative expense for all levels of distribution for freight and handling, loss in confidence of the product you are selling or installing, and more importantly higher downstream prices for the product to cover the additional expense,” he explained.
The new AASA FPMC website provides professional technicians with information and education about the latest trends in fuel system diagnosis and repair.
Designed for easy navigation, the AASA FPMC website’s categories include:
Fuel disposal procedures
Steps to proper diagnosis and repair
Fuel handling safety tips
Recommended equipment vendors for fuel testers
Technical service bulletins (TSBs)
Alternate fuel information, and
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about servicing fuel systems.
“The key to reducing warranty in the distribution chain is diagnosis,” Thompson said.
He noted the three critical items in the fuel delivery system technicians should check prior to replacing the fuel pump — system pressure; volume or fuel flow; and the amperage or current draw of the fuel pump circuit.
“The FPMC members value technicians’ input and urge them to visit www.fuelpumpinfo.org and give us their opinions and feedback on ways to improve our site,” Thompson said.