Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/GX610 honda twin


can i replace the vacuum fuel pump with a electric fuel pump.

or do i have to put a pressure switch in to control the pressure the electric pump will make

I have read articles discussing the electric fuel pump install.  You will have to find a very low pressure electric fuel pump or use a regulator to lower the output pressure of the electric fuel pump.

Most of the articles state you only need 2-6 psi of pressure for the fuel pump.  This is constant with normal operation as we pressure test carbs to make sure they do not leak...we only pump them up to 2-6 psi as the carburetor inlet needle will pop open at any higher pressure.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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