Join Date: Feb 2019
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Fuel Pump R/R
I've done it so much on three different obs and have little fingers that my dad and I've have gotten it done once in right around 2 hours, but we were moving; usually up to three hours usually. First time, it took a while but built confidence and offered tons of education on the engine itself. Awesome to have second hand if possible for handing tools, keeping up with bolts, etc., and garages usually charge a six hour minimum, which they run about 60 to 85 per hour for diesels, and I've seen them quote usually around 600 to 750 for this job. Many sites like dieselorings sell the the hoses pre packaged, solid new clamps, the pump, banjo washers, etc., for the job, and you can usually come out way better than paying someone else. Given, if healthy and able. Still, It can be frustrating, but with youtube, forums help, etc., it's totally feasible.
Don't pull the turbo; do what bugman said; use the wrench. I don't even have one bent, just a giant one that I stick in there and use patience. Once broken, it's a matter of using your fingers and small little turns. The hardest part is putting that banjo back in there and lining up both washers, but it can be done, and the experience prepares you for future work. I recommend getting some type of rubber mat and laying it over the engine to rest on. If you want to move quick, pull the air intake to the turbo, take an razor knife and cut hoses between the hard lines, then just unhook the wiring, loosing the bolts holding the bowl in, and pull it completely out and off; its up to you to pull the regulator wit it or leave it hanging, but it's a good idea to pull it and clean the screen and check out the inside of the bowl. The fuel pump is left, and this leaves more room to work on that banjo, so loosen it up, and pull the bolts on the pump. Turn the engine over by hand until it pushes the pump up; this allows you to get under the pump with a pair of needle nose channel locks, a small pair, and grab that tippet in the bottom of the pump; this is the biggest part so you don't loose it in there, but be confident, you can do it, and the install goes in reverse and moves quick, but remember that the pump needs to be in and bolted when you slide the bowl back in because you want to line those hoses up as you drop it in. You can clean, alter, etc., your drain line too; it connects to a hard line just out from the bowl base toward the fan direction.
Removing the whole bowl setup allows for maintenance and ease of getting to pump without pulling turbo. I hate pulling the turbo, regardless of under pedestal or top of pedestal bolts.
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