Hello XK enthusiasts!
Sorry I have no question but a small story and a solution (not for the purist) to share with you.
On the German highway the fuel pump broke, after 1 hour changing de pump on the shoulder (I have always a spare with me) the ride can be continued.
It is not a pleasure to-do a repair on the shoulder of a German highway, and beyond that it is very dangerous and not allowed.
I keep thinking of a solution with to fuel pumps in series (parallel is also possible but series is easier). I started my research on the WWW.
Started with a Facet Posi-Flow 60104 (1.5 – 4 Psi). After installation I make a test drive.
With the Facet Posi-Flow working max. speed 60mph (100kmh)
With the SU AZX1307EN working max. speed 90mph (140kmh) resistance from Facet pump limited it @ 90mph.
For emergency it’s OK. Faster than 90mph I don’t drive and in case of a broken SU-pump is 60mph enough to get in a save area.
But I was not satisfied with the results, knowing that the max. speed is 90mph (that I never drive J).
In the mean time I repaired the pin/switch from the broken Hardi pump, I get the pin/switch free of charges from Hardi Germany.
So I change the facet Posi-flow for the Hardi pump.
With the SU AZX1307EN working I stopped @ 100mph (160kmh)
With the Hardi-pump working I stopped @ 100mph (160kmh)
Those results are fine for me
The switch to choose which pump.
End of my story.