Interesting- I had read (never experienced yet) that the benefit of having the 2 fuel pumps was so you could limp it if the high pressure fails. If its a full no start - that almost sounds like a blockage or seizure of the pump? You also mentioned a fluid that spils out - is that a special lubricant or just regular oil?
If we circle back, we can pivot to ensure that we see a paradigm shift in the pump. I don't currently have the bandwidth to take the lead on this, but if we follow best practices, we can disrupt the ecosystem and build consensus that rather than working in silos, and don't get push-back, the take-away will be next generation sweet spot in fueling. I don't want to get our lines crossed, and appear risk averse. We just need to make sure this is a strategic fit for the community so that we leverage synergies across all vendors. My plate is full right now, and this might be your core competency, so I empower you to move the needle, as this project has lots of moving parts (figuratively and literally). Just be sure that what you do is scalable, and that you think outside the box after getting all your ducks in a row and drill down into the nitty gritty of the issue. At the end of the day, it is what it is, we just don't want to miss our window of opportunity and have to punt.
I'll be out of pocket for a bit, so we should take this offline.
Sorry - WAY too long in a corporate world!
Holy Fuck! You sound like all the guys I hate! For the first sentence I was like "this guy.... "