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Re: The Buzzing Bees

I change the pump on my 4kq w/ one @ Autozone for $105.99
Lifetime Warranty.....
I checked on price for a 5kt $189
Not too bad lifetime warranty also....
I just like the idea of having a lifetime warranty...

Rich Andrews

BTW, My pump on my 4kq got VERY loud and failed the day after I changed the fuel
filter... The new one is inaudible and has over 1500 miles on it.. 
A light his if anything...

> The Pierburg pump is very quiet and also solved warm start and minor
> driveability problems that my 5000tq was having. (The diffuser was also
> removed).
> Gary Kaklikian
> 86 5kcstq
> 84 4kcsq (turbo coming)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Hewett [mailto:SHEWETT@oceanspray.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 1:17 PM
> To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net; dhquebbeman@theestopinalgroup.com
> Subject: Re: The Buzzing Bees
> I have an '88 5kcstqw with 204k that I've owned for the last 23k and my bee
> has been buzzing the entire time that I've had it.  I don't know if I'm
> driving on borrowed time or not.....also don't know if its the original pump
> or not.  Please let me know what you decide to do!!!
> >>> Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman@theestopinalgroup.com> 04/14 1:05 PM >>>
> Well, as if my ur-Q problems weren't enough...
> I've meant to ask about this sooner, but I've been listening to the buzzing
> bee in the back
> of my 86 5ktq for about a year now. I figure that probably puts me in
> double-overtime w/r/t
> the likelyhood of fuel pump failure, but I want to be sure...
> Are there two different pumps, one noisier than the other? Seems like I
> remember something
> like that, a Pierburg vs. Bosch comparison. 
> I've heard other people describe the sound of the dying pump as an angry
> bee. This one 
> does not sound angry, just "busy". But I'm assuming all I should hear from
> the pump is
> the smooth hiss of white noise.
> Assuming I do need to order a pump pronto, does anyone know whether TPC
> carries just
> one brand, or do I have a choice I have to make? If a choice, is there much
> difference in
> the prices? How about longevity?
> Lastly, should I try to have a nearly empty tank when I undertake the
> replacement? And
> are there any gotchas or BTDTs that aren't covered by Bentley?
> As always, Thanks in Advance...  -doug q