Scooter Fuel Pumps
Fuel pumps push fuel from the holding tank, through a filter, and into hoses that lead to the engine where the fuel is combusted. Because a fuel pump is in constant use and is exposed to high temperatures, it will eventually need to be replaced. Replacing a worn or broken pump on your vehicle allows you to enjoy smoother performance and a prompt return to riding your scooter.What are the features of fuel pumps for scooters?
- Rust and corrosion-resistant materials: The pump and its hoses are made of rubber and plastic. These pump materials are designed to be resistant to rust and corrosion.
- Built-in fuel filter: Fuel pumps often have a built-in filter. The filter is designed to remove impurities from the fuel to preserve the functioning and lifespan of the vehicles engine.
- Replacement fuel pump hoses and connecting pieces: The pumps often come with replacement hoses and connectors. Over time, residue or impurities that make it through the filter could obstruct the hoses and connectors. This reduces the flow of fuel from the tank to the combustion engine of the scooter.
- Select the make, model, and type of scooter: Different vehicle manufacturers, such as Yamaha and Suzuki, have different standards for the performance parts of their fuel pumps. Different vehicle brands also have different size and fitment requirements for fuel pumps.
- Choose the type of pump: There are a variety of pump types to choose from. Some often-seen pump types include electric fuel pumps, mechanical fuel pumps, or a pneumatic fuel pumps.
- Choose the pumping capacity: Use the scooters manual to determine what kind of fuel pumping performance is required.
- Select the engine type: Choose the type and size of engine that your scooter has. The fuel pump and motor should be compatible in their capacities to deliver and use fuel. For an electric fuel pump, make sure that the scooters battery is strong enough to power the pump.
There are three types of pumps that are used to move fuel from the storage tank to the engine of a scooter.
- Pneumatic fuel pump: A pneumatic or vacuum pump uses air pressure to push fuel from the holding tank into hoses that deliver the fuel to the motor.
- Mechanical fuel pump: A mechanized pump uses a series of pistons to push fuel from the scooters fuel tank to the engine.
- Electric fuel pump: An electric fuel pump uses power from the scooters battery and a relay system that gets information in real time. The relay and sensor parts of the electric fuel pump control the rate of fuel flow. The electric fuel pump also has sensors that track air intake to achieve the right combination of air and fuel.