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Re: Noisy Fuel Pump
Hi, I am just recent on the Quattro List. I haven't seen many Cdn
comments so I was happy to see you quote the price you paid for your
82 Coupe in Canuck Bucks.
I don't know about speakers, or timing belts but I have some
experience with loud fuel pumps. I bought a 83 Coupe GT with a loud
fuel pump this is usually a sign of the end is near as it is working
very hard to maintain pressure. I priced a new pump $275 Cdn.,
through my race buddies I get wholesale around $225 Cdn. but guess
what the 84 Jetta/Rabbit pump is the same, same size, same shape, same
PSI, only the connectors are different, splice in the Audi connector
from the old pump and you on your way. The best of all the VW pump is
about $125 Cdn. and there are lots in the salvage yards, I bought one
for $60 guaranteed to work.
"""But""" before you run off to your VW salvage yard check to see if
the flow from the tank is being restricted, when we removed the pump
from my Coupe the flow (gravity) was just a drip, should be full flow.
The in line filter between the tank and pump was clogged. My Audi
mechanic, Genius Friend, told me that this happens, his solution take
off the filter and run a straight line, he says he has performed this
procedure many times when he worked at the Dealer with "NO" customer
complaints or returns. We didn't have proper piping to run line, also
didn't have new filter, so with we proceeded with needle nose pliers
and patients to clear the clog in the old filter. Replaced the
filter, returned the used VW pump, and have driven 15000 kms without
missing a beat.
Hope this info helps.
E. Clarke Paynter
83 Ur-Quattro 137k km
83 Coupe GT 267k km
86 4000s 228k km