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Re: Fuel Pump Nightmare (pics)


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475043 posted 05/06/07 05:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
haha no i was talking about my pump taking a shit



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475047 posted 05/06/07 05:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well goddamn it.



Now what. It looks like I will have to replace the sender. Man what a let down.

I started it up and I was happy, went back to look and there was gas streaming down from under the car. I was praying it was just something that was not connected right and it turned out the pipe was cracked. Shit!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475062 posted 05/06/07 06:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254501

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475065 posted 05/06/07 06:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cool thanks Ziggy, I found a how to very similar to that last night and I have been going crazy trying to find it again.

I am going to call Mitsu tomorrow and get blown away by the price of a new sending unit, then I will get on the summit site and order those parts lol.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475074 posted 05/06/07 07:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
aw, that sucks man...i was hoping all was well....you can mod it like the directions abouve, or if you order one from the dealer, they are quite pricey, and i think you have to get the stock pump with it as well. i don't remember if they are still available, so keep us posted. good luck!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475110 posted 05/06/07 08:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looks like this discussion cost me a new nickname... i liked being the 155mph member...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475202 posted 05/07/07 06:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lol, thats too bad man. How do those things change anyway, do the mods do it i guess?

Ugg, I was wondering if there was a chance they wouldnt even be able to get a new unit. I dont think it matters though, if I heard right they are almost $500 for the assembly with the pump attached (cant get it w/o a stock pump) and I dont think I can drop that cash atm.

I will keep you posted, I tried calling already but nothing is open yet. Also the only assembly that will work is for a VR4 or GSX? Or would a FWD galant have the same setup?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475205 posted 05/07/07 06:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lol, well Im not too optimistic that its the right part but I think they ordered me just the sender (local mitsu dealer). They said it should be here tomorrow.

The first thing he said was "ack" and my heart sank... said it was $610. But then he said wait thats the tank, pump, and sender. A second later he said "nice how does $63 sound". I was like hell yeah!

Man I hope thats the right part lol.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475231 posted 05/07/07 07:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
any idea what the tank alone cost?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475236 posted 05/07/07 07:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I hope thats the right part but I'll be very surprised!



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475242 posted 05/07/07 07:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah same here Steve, the guy sounded pretty knowledgeable and understood what I was looking for, but still it sounds way too good to be true.

Sorry Joe, I dont know how much the tank was alone. Im guessing a couple hundred considering the # he gave me originally.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475244 posted 05/07/07 07:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It won't be. Probably the float arm assembly, as the only other component parts available are the gasket and the filter sock, neither of which should be anywhere close to that price.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475297 posted 05/07/07 09:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well we are right its not the correct part. I called him back and confirmed its just the float assembly for the fuel gauge. The whole pump assembly is the only way you can purchase this part.

Wow thats horrible. $610 is the number.

*edit: the part number is MB831333


Edited by Rjukan (05/07/07 09:57 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475333 posted 05/07/07 10:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you might be able to rebuild the housing...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475399 posted 05/07/07 12:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1 i believe you can remove the tube in question, and wld in a -6 an port to tie into the hard line, i think you need an elbow as well, but that would be it....was the link above what showed that?? i know you can only get the sending unit with the pump etc. i ran into the same issue, but was lucky enough to get a new SS unit from Dentsport. this was like 2 years ago though, i din't think they have them still...
sorry to hear, hope you can fix that guy...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475402 posted 05/07/07 12:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^ I too assumed thats what the link was for, but its not. Just another alternative. Check the vfaq for how to repair your housing with a new hard line.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475403 posted 05/07/07 12:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah I was thinking about it but I really dont have the time. I need that car done this week, Im starting a new job on monday and I use it as a daily driver. Only a couple miles each way, but I have to be out of my house @ 5:30am to be on time with a car. I really dont want to walk it or make my wife drive me that early.

Also for such a critical item, I dont want to test my limited skills any further with trying to rebuild it. If I had another car, and it was just a project car then yeah I would definitely give it a try.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475416 posted 05/07/07 12:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What are your options? If you have to pay a lot for a good used one, at least it will buy you some time to repair your broken one or send it to someone else who can repair it.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475421 posted 05/07/07 12:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1 i can't see how you can justify 600+ for one through the dealer. i think you could get it somewhere and have it fixed (new tube welded etc>) for way cheaper. i hope you can work something out, as paying that kinda dough for a sending unit is just nuts....hell, you could replace the tank with a fuel cell, pump, and fittings for that 600. someone's gotta have one they are willing to part with somewhere..



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475434 posted 05/07/07 12:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Here's an easy way to fix that cracked fuel line...scroll down a bit until my post(s).

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475506 posted 05/07/07 02:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks a lot for the suggestions guys. It hurts to say it but I dropped the cash on the new assembly.

I will rebuild the shitty one, but take my time with it and enjoy it instead of stressing out and trying to get it done this week under a time limit (I have 2 other big projects this week). Then I will be able to recoup some of the cost on the new one if that one comes out well enough to sell.

At least the parts guy was really nice and knew about the VR4, he hooked me up with a bit of a discount and it came to just under $600 after the taxes. I got it for 548.39 instead of 609.33

I should have it on Wed, but the latest it will be here is Fri. So knock on wood, I should have everything buttoned up before Monday. We shall see, thanks again you guys.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475793 posted 05/08/07 07:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This sounds like fun considering I am about to install my TRE 255lhp fuel pump



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475804 posted 05/08/07 07:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If your car is from Texas you'll be fine.



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475806 posted 05/08/07 07:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
man.. so dont want to change out my fuel pump. looks how yours does. not looking forward to it. goodluck

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 475857 posted 05/08/07 09:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yup, I bought it from the original owner. It has been on Tx its whole life. We will see how it goes.



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