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    Question Diesel tank "lift-pump" died

    Coming home on saturday afternoon, long before the rugby, she starded refusing to rev past 2500, ie missing.
    before I got home (30 kms later), she died in a cloud of diesel fumes.....
    Refused to start again. Got a friendly LR friend of mine to give me a tow..


    Now at the (independant) garage, they have identified the lift pump in the tank to be DEAD.

    Is this common, or is this old age after 190 K ?
    Quoted R1200 for a second hand facelift (2003 +) pump, fair price?
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    The fuel pump (by the way it is not a lift pump - it is actually a "push pump") on the TD5s is a regular replacement item.Anywhere over 100 000km you can expect to replace.
    R1200 is a fair price for a used one - but bear in mind that a new one is just over R3000 - might be far better value.

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    also called a high pressure feed pump i paid a cheap R400 for a genuine bosch pump . just dont no ho long its going to last. but it should be ok i mean it is a bosch ??

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    could last 1 year or 10.
    never sure even with Bosch pumps sometimes made in places like China etc.

    Land Rovers never die, they simply become organ donors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel&dust View Post
    also called a high pressure feed pump i paid a cheap R400 for a genuine bosch pump . just dont no ho long its going to last. but it should be ok i mean it is a bosch ??
    Tell is more - where and when was it bought ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pretdave View Post
    Tell is more - where and when was it bought ?
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    was bought at outozone in its origional sealed packiging .

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    Thanks for your comments. Its going in this morning and will confirm ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel&dust View Post
    was bought at outozone in its origional sealed packiging .
    Thanks for the feedback. I am surprised to hear that you found a TD5 pump at Autozone.
    I have had a quick loo at their site and i see they advertise a "Universal " in tank fuel pump . Is this perhaps what you used ? If so how did you adapt it ?


    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by pretdave View Post
    Thanks for the feedback. I am surprised to hear that you found a TD5 pump at Autozone.
    I have had a quick loo at their site and i see they advertise a "Universal " in tank fuel pump . Is this perhaps what you used ? If so how did you adapt it ?
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    must say its not the complete unit but only the pump unit i clamped it to the main pipe ive driven over 200km so far with no probs at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel&dust View Post
    must say its not the complete unit but only the pump unit i clamped it to the main pipe ive driven over 200km so far with no probs at all.
    Very interesting. I assume that the flow is via the diesel filter- or you could be on short life with the injectors ?
    Thanks again for the feedback.

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    Update.
    Second hand pump fitted. All OK .

    Labour cost, for pump and PRV replacement = R 1565.00
    PRV R 550
    Pump R1200

    Total cost = R 3315.00
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    all is the same, actually only changed the main pump which sits in the housing which is in the tank and violla !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel&dust View Post
    all is the same, actually only changed the main pump which sits in the housing which is in the tank and violla !!
    You have done something very interesting. Worth documenting further.
    Something still puzzles me , however.
    The standard pump on a TD5 is 2 stage : low pressure thru the filter , back to the pump for a high pressure boost in the 2nd stage and then to the common rail in the engine.. Thats my understanding , anyway.
    Is the substitute pump also a 2 stager ? Are all 4 fuel lines connected to the substitute pump. If not , i would still have concerns about possibility of the filtration step being neglected.

    Dave

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