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Fuel Pump

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Audrey56, Aug 21, 2019.

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  1. Audrey56

    Audrey56 New Member

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    Hey there.
    Recent owner of a Freelander 1 TD4 2006.
    I've had the fuel pump buzzing sound (drivers side rear wheel arch) I've had both new filter and pump fitted.... Noise is still there if I'm honest could be worse..... I have been told non genuine fuel pump will do that? Is that right (two mechanics have told me this) what's your thoughts? Anyone had this issue?
     
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    Ah so it's all true. ****. Haha how bizzare. But thankyou wish I'd of looked at this before purchasing hahah.
     
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    On top of the noise, mine was only pushing 290 kPa which is almost the bare minimum.
    While the pump advertised does 370-380 can't remember.
     
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    You'll be buying another one soon, as those cheap pumps last no time at all, sometimes just weeks.

    Me, I'd be returning it and fitting an OE pump instead.
    That's often the case.

    Cheap pumps are a waste of time and money.
     
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    Unfortunately most people including myself find this after they fit the cheap ones.
    It is very tempting where there's no experience. I mean I thought well it's new and has warranty can't be worse than a failing one.
    Fortunately eBay rules are very aggressive, you can return it even if was fitted and money back. I know other shops etc are this way but for example I got a lemark maf straight from SMPE and turned out to be missing the temp sensor. Initiated return took weeks to get a RMA code and so on.
     
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    Well, now... I went through just this exercise at the beginning of July (2019). Fairly loud noise under the wheelarch, took it to bits (if you take the wheel arch liner off you can see what you're doing). Found the fuel filter in backwards, as fitted by LR main dealer 5 years ago. Put it all back together, test ran engine (same noise), ordered a new LR spec filter online. Following morning, car wouldn't start, had to hit pump carrier with hammer to make it run (just like the beloved Austin Mini). Found a Pierburg pump (as per original) in stock locally. When I picked it up, the Pierburg box contained a TI Automotive pump (as per the above eBay link if you look closely) and I took it back on the ground that I wasn't prepared to pay over £200 for a non-Pierburg pump. I couldn't find a genuine Pierburg pump anywhere, so bought a TI pump online, fitted it and works fine. How long it lasts is a different story. The pump carrier fell to bits as its rivets had corroded, now has stainless screws. After 1000 miles on the new pump I took the old one to bits - there was hardly anything left of the commutator so it's no surprise it failed. LR reckon a lifetime of 80000 miles, they say. And no, you can't repair them, it's a hacksaw job to open one up.
     
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    Pierburg is ti as ti bought pierburg some years ago. It will last
     
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