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Fuel pump oil seal.

PostPost by: terryp » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:07 am

Does anyone know of where I can source the oil seal that hoes in the glass bowl type fuel pump. I googled it and there was a chap on a TR forum who just use to sell the seal. Unfortunately the link was dead as it was 4 years old.
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Hello Terry, It might be worth trying Holdens
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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:07 pm

Thanks Stuart but Holdens - No
Anywhere else?

There is a kit on ebay that has it , but I don't really want to pay ?20 for 1 small seal

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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:11 am

Having spent ?20 on one seal I now discover that AC fuel pumps come in all sizes :oops:
The one on the left is the one out of my pump, the one on the right is my new one which is too small. I did try to fit it but they are such a b*****r to fit I might as well try to do it properly.
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So the choice.....
Option 1 - source and fit new seal
Option 2 - fit new AC pump
Option 3 - fit new electric pump.
I have a slight concern over option 3 as I never like the idea of petrol pumping without the engine turning
Anyone any ideas?
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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:34 am

If I go electric, I could fit an inertia switch.
On the pump side there appears to be two facet models at 1.5 to 4 psi

Has anyone fitted the black one without a pressure regulator?

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PostPost by: robertverhey » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:19 pm

I bought one of these cheapies. Seems to work okay

http://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/buy/c ... ct_listing
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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:48 pm

Managed to get a new seal!!!!! And the washer that goes on top of it.
For those who will search in the coming years it's AC part no 5592854
The dimensions check out exactly.
Mine is here and the seller Ralph may have more.......??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271558144157?it ... 60&vxp=mtr

(Yes it's in the US but he reduced the postage for me :D )
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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:17 pm

Ralph has at least two more, so email away

Good luck

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