Fuel pump price?

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 13:14
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Hey gang just wondering if anyone knows an approximate price for repair of a leaking diesel fuel pump from 80 series 1-hdt engine. That's the 4.2 turbo 91 year model. A reputable place here in bris quoted $100 - 280 if it was just the front seal and able to do it on the car. $900 - 1200 for a basic reseal and rebuild off the car and up to $2500 if it needed a mod done to it as it was the older style pump and had problems of "mid speed surges" sometimes when re-sealed.

I quik note. At its last service I took it to another diesel specialist in Bris. and a day later noticed the leak. I took it back to them as I had never had the problem before. They said that it had nothing to do with km's but that they all start to go at that age. I asked how much and he said straight out $900. My brother went a couple of weeks later to get his similar aged Navara serviced and a day later, you guessed it, fuel leaking from fuel pump. He took it back and asked why and they said that they all go at around that many km's regardless of age. His has done 150, 000 and my lc has done 220, 000. He also asked what price to fix you guessed it straight out $900.

This seems a bit suspect to me and I wonder if they have caused the problem for the cheap fix and will charge for the full re-seal. Anybody have any thoughts. Interesting that the explanation was reversed a couple of weeks later, maybee thaey forgot what bull bleep they had shovel to customers in those couple of weeks.

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Reply By: Mick - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 18:18

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 18:18
All major fuel supplies have cut back on the sulfur content in diesel fuels to decrease pollution, but the sulfur also acts as a lubricant, and the seals in your pump shrink because of this.
I know this because i did some time with rexroth hydraulics plumbing up steam lines, working at the clyde oil refinery on the new cracking plant about 12 months ago.
I also worked at west end diesel, and the price for a rebuild should be about $900 tested on the test bench.
External leaks are not the major problem, its the internal ones that leak small amounts of fuel back into the oil system which cause the problems.
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Reply By: Brian from Bi-Tron Fuel & Oil Metal Treatment - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 22:01

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 22:01
Hi Charlie,

Check out my Bi-tron "Press Release" and contact me.

The "Aromatics" used to remove the sulphur from the diesel, dried out the fuel pump seals in the older pumps. You maybe able to get BP to pay for the seal replacement. Later model vehicles using the new type rubber seals never had the problem. It cost BP heaps here in Qld about 2 years ago.

I've been told by a engineer that using the present day diesel with very low lubrication is now starting to "Wear", even the new rubber pump seals. Leaks are occuring. A good lubricant in the diesel will prevent this wear.


Brian 525Bi-Tron Fuel & Oil Metal Treatment
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