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Hi Dave.

The instructions that you have just provided are pretty much what I did when I rebuilt the pump. It pumps through with the primer lever perfectly and doesn’t appear to be a problem in service. However, I have another pump and a couple of new repair kits in a box of items that I purchased from a former Somerset owner. I will rebuild another pump later today, following your advice to the letter and will fit it to the car and see what happens. We’ve had this car for over three years and it has never run properly which is why I am pulling the head off over winter as the compression is low on number three cylinder. It is my aim to have a Somerset ready for next season that I dare to drive more than 20 miles away from home!

I will post the update once I have fitted another rebuilt pump.

Thanks again for your help and advice.

Kindest regards.