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Old 08-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Just bought a fuel pump and dropped the tank and put it in. The old fuel pump main fuel line is much much thicker than the new one, so the fuel line (hose) itself doesn't fit on the new one. Also the hole is smaller which i would figure would make a difference in fuel flow. It came with a little plastic piece that is circular and Idk what its for. Also came with another longer plastic piece. Idk what either of them are for. It is in fact the right pump, I've checked. I'm trying to get it done by tomorrow night. Does anyone know why its like this? Any experience? Any tips? Need help fast. Thanks.

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what year sixxer? there's two types of fuel pumps for our cars...ones with a plastic tube and one with brass...both are different sizes. if your old one was brass you'll need a brass one and same with the plastic. i'm surprised the auto parts store didn't ask before selling it to you. i know i always ask about it
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what year sixxer? there's two types of fuel pumps for our cars...ones with a plastic tube and one with brass...both are different sizes. if your old one was brass you'll need a brass one and same with the plastic. i'm surprised the auto parts store didn't ask before selling it to you. i know i always ask about it
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the old was brass, and the new is brass. But its different sizes.
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now that is a new one for me...i'd go back and have them pull up the brass pumps and see if there is a different part number. better yet grab the 8th digit of your vin when you do. if there's an option in there system for a vin difference as with a lot of mass produced vehicles it could help out.

god it's been a good couple months since i sold a fuel pump to an sn95.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:47 PM   #6
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now that is a new one for me...i'd go back and have them pull up the brass pumps and see if there is a different part number. better yet grab the 8th digit of your vin when you do. if there's an option in there system for a vin difference as with a lot of mass produced vehicles it could help out.

god it's been a good couple months since i sold a fuel pump to an sn95.
Is there a way to cheat the process? One side fits, the other doesn't. Since it needs to be thicker could I by small tubing to slide over it if I get the right measurements? But the only thing is the holes. Does that matter? Will it mess up fuel flow? Do they make them that way for performance? Because I know when I replaced my clutch the clutches were completely different but worked and fit perfect?
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did you read the directions...i know crazy to ask a forum full of guys. however some non oem pumps are made for a handful of vehicles.

but no matter what i'd take the pump and old pump back to whatever auto parts you got it at and see what they can pull up. if they can't help get a refund and find another store
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did you read the directions...i know crazy to ask a forum full of guys. however some non oem pumps are made for a handful of vehicles.

but no matter what i'd take the pump and old pump back to whatever auto parts you got it at and see what they can pull up. if they can't help get a refund and find another store
Yes i did read the directions. Okay guess that's my job tomorrow. Thank-you!!
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no problem...may i ask what auto parts you bought it from?
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no problem...may i ask what auto parts you bought it from?
Rods Auto up in KC. My brother-in-law ordered it for me. Ill have to take the pump up there to see what he thinks. And if not I know he will refund it.
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that's good...what brand is it?
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that's good...what brand is it?
I do not know off the top of my head. I can check in the morning. But I know its not *****ty airtex.
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lol you know it's funny i've sold airtex for years and i rarely see any returns on them. although i agree to spend the small difference for a better brand. i think the OE pump brand is Delphi
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