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aeronca65t
11-04-2002, 11:30 AM
Many of you have re-fitted your LBCs with aftermarket electric fuel pumps, and usually a fuel pressure regulator. If you have a "Purolator" or "NAPA" fuel pressure regulator, you may want to read the notice below. My race parts supplier (RacerPartsWholesale) send me a note about this last week....two of my cars have these regulators, and one of the devices was built during the affected interval, and will need to be sent back.

Number of Units Affected: 32518

Defect Summary:
PUROLATOR PRO~FUEL AND NAPA BRAND IN-LINE FUEL REGULATORS SHIPPED BY ARVINMERITOR FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2001, THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2002. THE ELASTOMER USED FOR A DIAPHRAGM IN THE SUSPECT REGULATOR IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH AUTOMOTIVE FUELS.

Consequence Summary:
PROLONGED EXPOSURE CAN RESULT IN THE DEGRADATION AND WEAKENING OF THE REGULATOR DIAPHRAGM. AS A RESULT, THE DIAPHRAGM MAY LEAK FUEL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:
ARVINMERITOR WILL NOTIFY ITS CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE SUSPECT FUEL REGULATORS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT ARVINMERITOR LVA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 800-637-0580.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02E056000.