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Freelander 1 Do low pressure fuel pumps play a big role on starting car?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by REDNAL3, Jun 12, 2016.

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  1. REDNAL3

    REDNAL3 Active Member

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    There are low pressure pumps on ebay from £30 up to £160 odd.
    I got a cheap one a couple months ago for £35 and fitted it but have wondered ever since if Id made a mistake.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-FREELANDER-TD4-REMOTE-FUEL-PUMP-WFX000181-/401122243543?
    My Freelander td4 2005 car always takes a few attempts to start (usually 4-5 )
    Car runs great once started so I assumed the pump although cheap was fine.
    I have looked and replaced most other components to resolve starting issues (starter, battery, glow plugs,,crankcase breather air /oil filters,sensors etc) but now wondering if this part may actually be behind the true cause.
    How much does this pump contribute to the starting of the vehicle ?

    Do you really need a £150 + pump s or does anyone have link to a more reasonably priced pump that performs as good as those ?
    for example is this any better than mine or will I get similar results ?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272239888501?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     
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    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    The low pressure fuel pump needs to supply sufficient pressure or the engine won't run properly. However after reading a recent post, it might be worth replacing the high pressure control valve seals. A split seal will cause starting issues.
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    A cheap fuel pump is a less well engineered version of the one they charge 50% to much for. :D:D
     
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    Yes I totally agree that you generally get what you pay for but its hard to decipher which of these pumps are best quality.
    Cant base it purely on price as I've seen the same £35 units selling for more than twice that price. Are there known brands to look out for and likewise avoid for these pumps ? Any links welcome
     
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    Epicuser Ex Freelander Owner

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    I fitted a genuine one when mine packed up. Only it wasn't from Land Rover, but it was the same make.

    I'm sure I mentioned it in my vehicle thread, which will have disappeared from view many, many months ago.

    The link is in my signature.
     
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    That'd be OEM then.

    Didn't think you'd need fuel pumps any more?

    https://speakev.com/threads/landy-defender-home-built-e-conversion.4470/page-3
     
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    Skinny Mike Well-Known Member

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    Get an OEM one. Cost more, but are built to original spec.
    Just add OEM to your search.
    Mike
     
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    Have you tested it? Or listened to see if it's running? I'd do both of those things before searching for a replacement.
    The high pressure regulator can and does stop the engine starting, as proved just today. A seals kit is a fiver and a must for the spares box;)
     
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