GQ Fuel Pump (petrol)

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 14:42
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Looks like I may have a fuel pump that is on the way out. My 95 Patrol (4.2 EFI petrol) would not start yesterday, it would wind over but no ignition. I had a bit of a tinker with the usual things, but could not get it going. In the end I decided to get my moneys worth and called the NRMA. The mechanic narrowed down the problem to the fuel pump. he gave it a gentle tap with a hammer and volla - it started. He explained that sometimes the brushes bind to the commutator stopping the electric motor in the pump from spinning - sounds fair enough! He also said that it might keep going for 6 seconds or 6 months - you just can't tell.

I priced a new one here in Canberra, they want $500! I was expecting about half that. Does anyone have any good sources for Nissan Patrol parts, I am also considering contacting some wreckers.

All help appreciated,
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 15:04

Thursday, Oct 09, 2003 at 15:04
I have 2 at home off GQ's not sure if they are EFI or not..

I'll check if I still have them both.
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Follow Up By: Jezza - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 12:20

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 12:20
Hello Truckster,

Any joy with the fuel pumps, are they for an EFI? My poor truck won't start anymore - even the hammer trick is no longer working.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 12:38

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 12:38
Didnt get a chanve to look last night, had the shiats.

anyway, any chance of a photo of yours, so I can see if there is a difference in EFI 1 and a normal 1?
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Reply By: uppy - Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 08:52

Friday, Oct 10, 2003 at 08:52
Hi Jeremy ,Ive had the very same problem 2 months ago ,i went to rugby training, truck wouldnt start. New petrol pump needed. I got mine from Jason Nissan in Wagg Wagg for 400$ . My truck is the same as yours, its done 140000 Kms, thats the only real problem ive had
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Jezza - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 09:37

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 09:37
Thanks for the tip uppy, Jason Nissan was $85 better than anywhere I could find, and they only want $5-6 for freight/post to Canberra. I have ordered one. A secondhand one from a wrecker $350. BYW my truck has 170K and this the the first mechanical failure - pretty good!
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Reply By: uppy - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 08:59

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 08:59
Happy to be of help. Hows your truck going now,Also what kind of milage per tank do you get
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Jezza - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 09:39

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 09:39
I am expecting the pump to arrive today - all should be well after I put it in. As for mileage, I generally can squeeze 500km out of a tank in both city and highway driving (it does not seem to make much difference!). Have not done any significant towing, but recently went to the snow and driving against pretty strong winds only got 400km out of a tank.

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