What can you do if the venturi does not work properly?

  • Check the exhaust port, it should be closed tightly without any exhaust gas whistling out between the seal and the pipe.
  • Check the casing drain valve, it should be closed.
  • Check any air leakage from suction hose.

 

What can you do if the engine seems to speed up and down (loss of suction)?

  • Make sure the suction hose is straight and does not allow any air pockets to be trapped.
  • Check any air leakage in the suction, or mechanical seal (between the pump casing and the engine)

 

What can you do if you lose suction ?

  • Check the rubber seal in the suction hose

 

What can you do if the pump is not pumping as much as it should and the revolutions of the engine are high?

  • Check for any obstruction in the suction hose (leaves, rocks, etc.)

 

Which type of oil do you need to use on the pump engine?

 

Which type of oil do you need in your electric primer system?

  • We recommend SAE 15W40

 

How to use the exhaust primer system?

Refer to the our priming procedure videos:

 

How to use the electric primer system?

Refer to the our priming procedure videos:

 

How to use the self-priming pumps:PFP-6hpHND-M-TWIN, PFP-6hpHND-EM-TWIN, PFP-9hpHND-M-TWIN and PFP-9hpHND-EM-TWIN?

Refer to the our priming procedure videos:

 

How often should you change the oil in the pump engine?

Refer to the engine manual related to your pump model. We recommend at least once a year. http://fire-pump.com/portablepumps.html

 

How do you mount a drop-in unit on a flatbed?

Refer to our tutorial video on our website:

 

How do you change the mechanical seal on your pump?

Refer to our maintenance videos:

 

How do you change the belt on our high pressure pump?

Refer to our maintenance videos: