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    Default T3 Fuel Pump Problem?

    Hope someone can provide some words of wisdom. I recently bought T3 Caravelle. Good idea to change all consumable parts. Changed Fuel filter but put it on with flow wrong way. Prior to this there was a fairly loud wirring noise coming from fuel pump. After replacing filter still had noise but 2 days later it stopped & now the engine wants to cut out when come to a stop. Got new filter put on correctly but problem still exists. Noticed a lot of crap came out of the old filter, it was there since 2005. The new filter also had crap when changed as above.. I think the pump died but not sure.

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    I had a similar problem with my fuel pump making noise, then it started to become unreliable so got a new one. You can tap them with a screwdriver to get them to work if you find the car will turn over but not fire up. These pumps do have a normal whirring noise though. If you can hear it easily from the drivers seat of a super noise insulated Caravelle you have a sick pump. Always run a pre filter before the pump. Why VW didn't do this originally is beyond me.

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    Thanks for the info, I have a new pump now but before I fit it I will take your advice & fit a pre filter as I think there is a lot of crap in my tank. Maby time for a new tank but worried not all the seals will be available, any idea where I can get them. Regards Phil

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    grommets for the top of tank were still available from VW dealers 12 months ago
    P/N N90100401

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    All seals are still available, not sure about in Australia, but they are available from the UK or US. Have redone all the seals in mine & got them from the US.

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    I got a new tank for a water cooled and fitted it with an adapter to my air cooled '82. The tank and grommets were supplied through Roy at the Bus Stop.

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    Yep our pump got noisy first then lasted about another month. No fun without fuel.

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    Fuel pump died however the problem with engine cutting out was due to poor timing and mixture, now fixed thanks to Paul

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