What's the easiest way to test my SMC pump?

FaSho

Member
When i bought my GN it came equipped with an SMC alky kit installed, Need to know the easiest way to test my pump.
 

Onalky87

Member
If it's installed, haw someone push the test button while Cars running and look at the gauge that should be next to the pump under the hood, and see how much psi it's putting out
 

FaSho

Member
Ally pump

It's installed, I'll have some body push the button, and the gauge should move? Ok. Lemme check after work and I'll post later today. Thanx
 

Evans Ward

Love those LC2/ Y56 cars!
Post back if you have the SMC kit that has the pump inside either the round or rectangular bottle. If it's that type, I can dig up some old info from Steve at SMC about minimum pump PSI values.
 

Evans Ward

Love those LC2/ Y56 cars!
Is it possible to adjust the pump to a high/er psi to make sure the pump is working?

I don't think so if it's the in tank pump. Pumps get weak over years and lose some of their max ability to pump as they did when new especially the in tank pumps. Below a certain level is asking for trouble and things can be boom if one gets greedy with the boost. External pump adjustibility, possibly?
 

Evans Ward

Love those LC2/ Y56 cars!
The pumps inside a rectangular bottle.
I'll include a pic.

No need to post a pic as I know which you have now. As Onalky87 mentioned, if your kit has a pressure gauge by the bottle, have a friend verify the number it climbs to when you press prime on the controller with car running. I'll look for the archived email info from Steve when I had the same problem as to minimum value you want to see from the pump PSI.
 

FaSho

Member
Once i check the psi from your info and if my pump turns out to be bad, is it possible to buy a replacment?
 

Evans Ward

Love those LC2/ Y56 cars!
Once i check the psi from your info and if my pump turns out to be bad, is it possible to buy a replacment?



Look here: http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/al...0325-need-part-smc-old-style-bottle-pump.html

http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/al...6600-non-progressive-owners-please-chime.html

http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/al...c-non-progressive-users-wheres-your-knob.html

Sent you an email too with the installation kit instuctions for your kit. Check those connections. Steve said 70 PSI minimum need from pump PSI.
 

Onalky87

Member
I had a newer style progressive and Steve said new pumps would do 90-100psi. Mine did 75psi so I'm getting rid of it
 

Evans Ward

Love those LC2/ Y56 cars!
The pic he emailed me offsite looks like a non-progressive older rectangular bottle in-tnak SMC kit. I think the pump values were much lower for those vs the progressive ones.
 
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