Fuel Pump Replacement
audi at humanspeakers.com
Thu Feb 5 02:53:23 EST 2004
> I've been hoping that the solution wasn't a fuel pump replacement.
> Not for cost, but I dread the idea of opening a hole in the top of a
> gas tank and removing and reinstalling an electrically operated
> device that is submerged in a flammable/explosive liquid.
I thought they were "small" cars? type 85 or 89? They have external
pumps down in the crud by the rear wheel.
> 2.) New fuel pumps can be had between $200 and $300 (for example at
> http://www.audiquattroparts.com/fuel_pumps.htm ). I'm guessing that
> this is an item that makes more sense to replace with a new pump as
> opposed to a used pump. Anyone disagree?
New pump. Should be $180 or less.
> 3.) Any way of knowing if your car takes a 44 or 60mm pump short of
> opening up the hole in the top of the fuel tank?
the 4kq/coupe with the 2.1 and 2.2 use the smaller outlet, the 80Q/90
and 87.5 cgt with the 2.3 use the larger outlet. I'm pretty sure of that...
> 4.) Are there a variety of OEM's making replacement or rebuilt fuel
> pumps? Any recommendations on reliability of the various options
> available for replacement?
I don't know, but both my cars are running new Bosch units at that 180
Count on replacing the small plastic lines in the area as well, though,
under $10 each at a friendly dealer. Also the rubber shock mount stud
things that hold the fuel tray, they are usually kaput by now.
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