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    Noisy fuel pump

    Season started for frogeye done a couple of runs this week to check all ok for a few events this year, noticed on a couple of occasions the facet type fuel pump makes a noisy tapping sound but it does not effect performance at all. Appears to start being noisy after about five mile run. Should I be concerned or is it just a characteristic feature of this type of pump? I have seen a few past posts on these pumps but cannot weigh up if they are reliable or not.

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    Re: Noisy fuel pump

    I have the Facet in my car and YES it does make a "clicking" noise every so often.
    It's annoying but the clicking does stop in short order. That's the norm for the pump... motor on!
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    Re: Noisy fuel pump

    Thanks for the reply I won't let it worry me then just turn the radio up - forgot no radio have to sing

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    Re: Noisy fuel pump

    When I first installed mine the noise concerned me but I soon learned that it was just the way these pumps are.
    You may want to print the warning sticker and place it in your car for passengers... just saying
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    Re: Noisy fuel pump

    The Facet pumps seem to be noisiest when they are not full of fuel. Today's gasoline forms vapor bubbles very easily, and I suspect you're just getting one in the pump. It goes away after it works the bubble through the pump.

    I had a Facet in my Bugeye and have one now in my Porsche. I've had te same experience as you, in both cars.
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    Re: Noisy fuel pump

    Isolate it from the car.
    i used two pieces of short fuel,line with washer on ether end
    run bolts thru the pump mounting holes the washer fuel,line washer car body.
    quites it down to near silent
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    Re: Noisy fuel pump

    May have just found one reason for my fuel pump being extra noisy went for a 30 mile ride today and ran out of fuel quarter of a mile from home! Fuel gauge reading nearly half full I'm sure the petrol fairy has drunk some of my fuel 😀

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