FI Fuel Pump options

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carlosfandango
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FI Fuel Pump options

Post by carlosfandango » 24th November 2021 - 7:34pm

Hi all.

I’m a recent new owner of a lovely 1969 automatic fuel injected sqaureback, freshly imported from California.

Went straight to the workshop for a thorough inspection and prep for use over here. Will post pics when everything is back together!!

I’ve discovered that the fuel pump is weeping a little.

The code on the top points towards a rather pricey Bosch unit also used on Fi early porsches (0580960005)

The engine is stock so I’m wondering what options or experience there are for other pumps that aren’t north of £500!! Ideally I’d like to put a new one in to be sure it’s going to last and be reliable.

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purplepeter
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Re: FI Fuel Pump options

Post by purplepeter » 24th November 2021 - 10:12pm

This is worth a read a sa first option if you fancy trying to fix the leak http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/fi_pump.php

welcome to the world of Type 3's!

carlosfandango
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Re: FI Fuel Pump options

Post by carlosfandango » 25th November 2021 - 12:47pm

Thanks for the pointer, looks like it's is definitely worth a try.

Just searching other options today, I think later model T25 ones work ... would have to reroute the return to the tank.

https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/ ... -pump.html

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George
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Re: FI Fuel Pump options

Post by George » 27th November 2021 - 9:36pm

I use a Ford Ranger Airtex E2000 fuel pump. A popular swap for FI type 3's in the States, but was easy to get one delivered to the UK. Has worked very well.

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