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Re:'89 200 TQ Fuel pump?

>  I am looking at an '89 200 TQ, 80k mi, heated sport seats, champaigne 
>colored paint, and its in good condition. The only thing that worries me 
>about this car, is that the fuel pump makes a loud whirring noise. If you 
>turn up the AC or the radio you can't heaer it, but it still bugs me that 
>it is there. I could live with the noise, but is the noise indicitive of 
>future failure? If so, what kind of repair bill would I expect for  new 
>pump and labor?

Its probably ok,  The rule of thumb is, if it's not loud enough
that you can hear it with the radio on low and it's been doing it
since new.....  Its probably gonna last a while.  But if it starts
getting noiser, replace it immediately!!!  Because it can hose up 
stuff further down the fuel line.  I've put 45k miles on a buzzing 
pump with no problems.  But I negotiated a Bosch fuel pump as part
of the deal when I bought my 89 100.... :-) Its still in the box.....

Mike L,

oh, almost forgot.  A pump is around $200.- or so from aftermarket
places like PAP.....