Fuel Pump Replacement Update
stadmef at ntplx.net
Tue Aug 3 22:11:31 EDT 2004
I replaced the fool pump in my "91 200Q last week. I got a very
complete set of parts from SJMAutotechnik, right down to the last nut
bolt and washer. But Bosch was half a step ahead of Scott - the pump
they sent me was different.
But... this time it was for the good. The electrical connection to the
pump was no longer 2 separate terminals so the extra nuts and ring
terminal Scott sent weren't necessary! They use a 2 connector plastic
housed connector and provide all the new parts. I have the tools to do
the w crimp for the terminals but I'm sure most folks who don't will
figure out how to deal with it. Bosch provides instructions in every
language known to man. Just make sure you get the polarity correct
before inserting the terminals into the connector (they claim its not
possible to remove them - HAH!)
Everything went fine until it came time to put the assembled pump and
basket back in the tank.
No matter how much the assembly looks like the orientation doesn't
matter, of course it does!
PAY ATTENTION TO HOW IT CAME OUT!
The new pump is black and made in Germany. At the Mihnea tuning fest
at Paul K's, Ron Wainwright asked me if I was getting the Pierburg
pump. He said he was switching to all non-Bosch parts at every
opportunity because the Bosch parts were all being made in 3rd world
Well Ron, not all of them.
Ahhh, the silence is deafening.
(No, I didn't take any pictures. I didn't think of it until I was
almost done and well ensconced in the trunk. I did alert Scott to
check out the next ones he ships.)
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