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T3 Fuel pump - a few issues

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Barry, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know the where I can get a T3 fuel pump from?

    JK has them on back order

    Coming back from camping this week end, there were a few time where the T3 had a couple of "moments"
    Mainly when I was going up some decent inclines and it just sort of lost power.

    Also noticed the fuel pump started making a vibration / noise

    I had issues with a crappy fuel tank 2 years ago and had to replace the tank, filter and pump.
    Wouldnt have thought a filter would have got blocked that quickly with a clean tank

    Wouldnt have though a pump would have died that quickly - but I think it was 2nd hand.
    I but a new pump in last time, thinking that was the problem, but the dirty tank killed it straight away
    When my mechanic changed the tank - h needed to change my "new" pump

    Whatever - is there a model I can get from Repco that will do the job?

    Need to get it sorted before Bus Stop.
     
  2. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can use a VC? commodore pump, lots of people have fitted them
     
  3. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    Bosch 070 pump, they use different terminals but are the correct pump. Plenty on ebay but there are some fakes around. VL Commodore.
     
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  4. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    I knew it was a commodore but you are correct it is VL commodore :)
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Mine only had a filter after the pump, so any fuel crud went through the pump. :(

    Have since fitted second filters between tank and pump, with good results.


    Got a working “loaner” here Barry, that I can post, if you can’t sort a new one in time. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Repco sell them for around $140 I think
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    geez.............there are some "bargains" out there.

    just cant bring myself to shell out $38.55 for a new pump
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Inl...076642?hash=item41ec39ab62:g:WYIAAOSwerRbi4Hc

    Ended up getting a Bosch

    Hopefully all good Grantus
    Thank you for the offer
     
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  8. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a second hand fuel pump many years ago and when I tried it it buzzed nicely but would not pump anything. Then put another second hand one in and it pumped fine and has done since.

    I bought and installed a VL Commodore Bosch pump in the syncro as the 30 year old original one was getting tired. Big difference!

    As previously noted - get a Bosch one - the generic China made copies apparently don't last....
     
  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    The working spare Bosch here, was replaced due to what I thought was a pump failure......but turned out it wasn’t the pump at all, so it’s now on the spares shelf.
     
  10. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Fitted a fuel tank shutoff tap and pre filter years ago, the fuel pump is original (if it isn't broken don't fix it) but I do carry a spare. :)

    Fuel Tap and Pre Filter R.jpg
     
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  11. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    When I said fake I meant fake Bosch, apparently there were counterfeit Bosch units on the market. They were in blister packs not in boxes.
     
  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Oh........:(
     
  13. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    I thought you were going to but it from Repco
     
  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Got one off eBay
    I’m lazy and it’s a hassle getting to shops
    This will be delivered before the weekend so hopefully all good.

    It says genuine Bosch, shows a Bosch box and he has very good feedback so I will be mighty pissed if I get something bubble wrapped.

    I was more “oh-ing” as I saw some obvious duds but it’s more disappointing when it is deceptively packaged
     
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  15. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been running a repco own brand commodore pump in my T3 for a couple of years now. Think I paid about $40 :) always ask at repco if that’s the best price they can do....being chatty and having a laugh with the dude in the store always seems to get me a good discount ;)
     
  16. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Your a braver man than me.
    You would want to carry a spare for sure.
    It’s a bloody long walk from some of the places I go camping. I took the goat track from Sofala to Capertree on the weekend.
    About 40 kms of busted steep isolated road.
    The car missed a few times and was a little concerned.
     
  17. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    The previous pump was a genuine Bosch....lasted about a year. Brand names don’t mean as much as they used to....
     
  18. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    It’s a sad state our spare parts has got to.
     
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  19. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Bugger......... seems my genuine Bosch hasn’t even lasted a year.
    Again away camping, a few bumpy roads.
    Same symptoms as last time.
    Pump noisy and some “flat spots”.
     
  20. Kafermeister

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    Yeah my genuine Bosch got noisey after a year or so. Next to try is the bay aftermarket to see if it's any better or worse.
     

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