Heya. I seem to recall that I had problems with crud being sucked through but I am fairly certain that I swished the tank as best I could and was astounded by the amount of shite that came out. Obviously I didn't get it all. I think I also replaced the rubber pipe underneath and may have even put a filter there (not 100% sure or if I am imagining it). The new pump was also a precaution, actually no, it was a necessity at the time. I hope I did a good job with the HG and so on.
Great to see her getting sorted
There is (was) a nice chromey fuel filter in the line below the pump, unfortunately its choked with black bits so, until I can conveniently clean it out, i've removed it. I'll probably put a cheap plastic one in for now. The pipe into the pump looks new but i've not checked underneath yet, the black crumbs MUST be coming from somewhere! Its also possible that the petrol itself is degrading, it says in this months DM that modern 10% ethanol petrol only has a shelf life of 90 days and the stuff in the tank has been there MUCH longer than that!
PS. While you're looking Ken, is the head unleaded converted? Cos if not, your decoke will have lost it its "lead memory" meaning I will need to run additives in it till I can get off again and convert it!