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T3 Fuel pump - a few issues

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

  1. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    I fitted the Commodore pump from Repco to a previous van about 6 years ago and as far as I know its still going strong. Stay away from Ebay as they are often fakes.
     
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  2. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    If you got it from Repco it would have a warranty
     
  3. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Always fit a pre filter as in the pick above.
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Yeah yeah ........ guess where I’m gunna buy this one from.

    Or Just Kampers ..........guessing they have warranty
     
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  5. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I've got one you can try (genuine bosch)
    I de-crimped it, removed all the crap in there from the tank and put it back together.
    There's a fine screen in the inlet section which was blocked and the screen doesn't stop water.
    The roller cell was rusted, after clean up it worked fine and quiet.
    The reason I'm posting this is to recommend a water trap as the old bosch pumps were hardened steel rollers running in a hardened steel housing.
    Most late model efi run centrifugal pumps with plastic impellers
    I've got a filter with glass trap incorporated directly after the tank, have removed water on 2 occasions
     
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  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @rstucke - but I have gone to Repco and got one from there.
    This one is a Fuelmiser brand.
    2 year warranty.

    Not sure how you would put a water trap in as it is all under car?

    Anyone know what is used for the prefilter??
     
  7. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    @rstucke

    Whoa..........umm......yeah........I can do that.
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Ok - was thinking about this some more.
    Mathew T3 tank is under the front seats. As in exposed.

    On a bay it is tucked away.

    As a result your prefilter is tucked away.
    The glass bowl is safe.

    It will be difficult to do that set up on a T3
     
  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of room in the r.h underfloor area where the fuel lines run.
    Protected by sill and chassis beam.
     
  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Will have to have another look.
    I didn’t think there was much protection

    The pump and filter at present mount to the side of the beam.

    My last camp I was driving over loose gravel and rocks on deeply rutted road.
    My failed pump may even be a result of rock hitting it?
    There were many loud thumps from the underfloor while driving to the campsite.

    I would be concerned about a glass bowl being exposed on the underside
     
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  12. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Simple bash plate over a small area should add sufficient protection
     
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  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    BS;). No need for plate for where it is. Behind last xmember tucked up high. If a rock can get there ???
    Or a crap pump? How old?
    Cheers
     
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  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Definitely no tuck up high mounting point on a T3 (Check thread title)........ bash plate is a possible option to protect the glass bowl.
     
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  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I looked at the options a while back for my T3’s, as a good pre filter with a water trap, would be a good thing.

    It then dropped into the “too hard basket”, as the physical space to hang one in that area, looked too low to survive.

    Cbus’ suggestion of a fabricated protection “bash plate”, is probably the only way.

    If you, or anyone else, sort a tidy solution to include a water trap pre pump filter FOR A T3........ please share! ;)
     
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