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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:24 pm 
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dealt with the rusty rusty tank and all the crap inside it.
now i need to know what pump to get for my car?

autozone has a pump for like 155$ i think thats insane...

anyone got any deals on a fuel pump for a mk1 t3













alright, so im finally at the point where i dropped my tank to clean the inside

glad i did, because boy was that full of dirt rust and whatever else was in there.

the car sat for a very long time.
fuel pump is pretty rusty looks no good, but it could be working

regardless i want to replace it

what are my options on replacing my fuel pump, OEM? aftermarket?

any opinion is greatly appreciated thanks


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Depends on your plans, keeping it stock or did you modify the engine?

OE should be fine if you are keeping it stock.
You could upgrade to a Walbro, but it wouldn't do you any better
unless you're needing increased pressure or flow.
Though you might find one cheaper than an OE equivalent,
be aware of fakes.
They're a bit smaller in diameter, you need to modify or shim the
mounting bracket.


I replaced the fuel pump once because I thought it was bad,
turned out to be a sheared crank key. The new pump
gave out in a couple years and I put the original OE back in,
it's been working fine ever since.

I have SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND MILES on another OE fuel pump.
The motor finally dropped a valve and took out a piston,
I have never touched the fuel pump. (It will probably go
as soon as I put in the new motor.)


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:49 pm 
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JamalSpelling wrote:
Depends on your plans, keeping it stock or did you modify the engine?

OE should be fine if you are keeping it stock.
You could upgrade to a Walbro, but it wouldn't do you any better
unless you're needing increased pressure or flow.
Though you might find one cheaper than an OE equivalent,
be aware of fakes.
They're a bit smaller in diameter, you need to modify or shim the
mounting bracket.


I replaced the fuel pump once because I thought it was bad,
turned out to be a sheared crank key. The new pump
gave out in a couple years and I put the original OE back in,
it's been working fine ever since.

I have SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND MILES on another OE fuel pump.
The motor finally dropped a valve and took out a piston,
I have never touched the fuel pump. (It will probably go
as soon as I put in the new motor.)

the car is stock, but im sure i will get a a performance head package from mike soon.
the reason i wanted to replace is the tank was full of rust and dirt.(what looked to be rusty bits/peices)

should i just clean up the oe pump and throw it back in?


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:03 pm 
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You'll have to make the call on that yourself, if
you think your pump is compromised.

If you get a head package, you still won't need extra fueling
unless you up the boost significantly.

You should at the very least, replace those damn
hatch cover screw so it's easer to remove next time
you need to access the fuel pump. I went with some
nice stainless bolts/washers.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:48 pm 
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now i need helps on what fuel pump to get at a steal!? any help


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:57 pm 
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The Walbro was about $100 on Ebay,

The OE was more than $100 and I ended up replacing it.

If you go OE, go for quality.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:17 pm 
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JamalSpelling wrote:
The Walbro was about $100 on Ebay,

The OE was more than $100 and I ended up replacing it.

If you go OE, go for quality.

alrighty! :) looks like ima spend a bill+ on a pump

i want to go oe, because i dont wnat problems installing a walbro


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Check RockAuto. Seem I recall the electric pump kit for the turbo was about $80. At all cost avoid the brand AIRTEX. I posted a thread on this topic under the mk1 section.

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