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  • TLS fuel pump At auto parts store??????

    A freind of mine needs a TLS fuel pump,and I rember someone on here found a compatable automotive pump. I did a search couldn't find the thread. Thanx.

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    Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

    89 Dodge Caravan
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    • #3
      Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

      That's not an identical Bosch and a bit noisy, but works well, pretty reliable, and a good value.
      It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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      • #4
        Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

        Originally posted by cyclecamper View Post
        That's not an identical Bosch and a bit noisy, but works well, pretty reliable, and a good value.


        I ran one in my bike until I found a killer deal on a lightly used OEM pump on eBay.

        I think I paid around $80.00 for mine though. If you need it ASAP you can go that route, but if you have time to look, you can find a used OEM fuel pump for that price or less.
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        • #5
          Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

          That work on an R?

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          • #6
            Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

            Originally posted by Wingnut11 View Post
            That work on an R?
            Not sure... I think it will but don't attempt it until someone that knows for sure comes in here.
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              Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

              Whatever the case may be....don't use rtv/silicone...get a gasket.

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                Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

                Originally posted by RAT_on_a_TL View Post
                Whatever the case may be....don't use rtv/silicone...get a gasket.
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                • #9
                  Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

                  I was just curious for future reference. I replaced that gasket before because it leaked. I know better than to use that stuff where gas is involved.

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                  • #10
                    Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

                    I figured you did, but sometimes the people before you didn't. Always best to be safe. I've read a few instances where people have found it floating around in tank, me being one of them.

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                    • #11
                      Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

                      look in the for sales there was 2 recently bigred got one should leave 1 more
                      www.cycleinnovations.com.au

                      It never ceases to amaze why people ask for advice then when I give it they either ignore it or argue against it.
                      But then I don't know all that much about TL's

                      wwjd.......what would jimmy do.

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                      • #12
                        Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

                        Or you might try this Bosch pump. Before the TLZone crashed, this pump was reported to have worked well in a TL. Not sure whether it was an R or S. I think they are the same, but check the parts fiche first.







                        This is the pick up screen attachment.



                        A few things to keep in mind with this pump and others like it.

                        It does NOT come with a pick up screen. Re-use yours or get a new one. Other kits come with screens, but sometimes they are too big to fit in the tank.

                        It comes with a plug-in pigtail for the electrical connection. You will need to add the ring terminals to the other end in order to connect it to the TL's fuel pump plate.

                        The outlet spigot has a very small tube ridge - for lack of better term. It does not allow the fuel line to grasp it securely - even with a hose clamp. (In the automotive application - 1998 Mazda 626 and many 1990's Fords - there is no need for the ridge.) Under certain circumstances it can blow the fuel line off. Safety wire it to keep it in place and you will have no problems. The photo below is from a Triumph Daytona installation, but you'll get the idea. I'm not an expert safety wire tech, but that fuel connection will not move!

                        Lastly, use fuel line that is designed to be submersed. The cheap stuff in autoparts stores usually does not qualify. The outside surface will begin to deteriorate after a couple months.

                        January 2012 - BBOTM & TLOTM

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                        • #13
                          Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

                          WALBRO fuel pumps... 80psi with a 255lph flow rate = $120.00 plus or minus a few bucks.

                          1996 ACURA TL 2.5 pump works too.

                          Im running the Caravan pump in my TLS right now, 4,000 miles so far and no hiccups yet... the cool thing about the caravan pump is you know your getting close to the fuel light flashing cause you can hear the pump over the motor when the fuel level starts getting low.
                          1998 TLS
                          Lower fairing kit, +MOD, TRE, PCIII, D&D Full System, K&N, Airbox MOD, HIDS 8K, Gunmetal powdercoated rims, Atomic Orange paint.

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                          • #14
                            Re: TLS fuel pump At auto parts store

                            I was going to buy a used pump on Ebay but even they were $150 or more (if you can find one) and they're still USED.

                            Just did the "Caravan" conversion on my TL and it works like a charm. Used the Airtex pump, some minor modifications necessary to the bracket that holds the pump as the Caravan pump is taller and the fuel tube is longer. Used new wires with bayonet style connectors.

                            If anyone needs a new pump and doesn't want to attempt the modification, I'll rebuild your fuel pump unit with a new pump and fittings. I figure $100 for the whole thing is a fair deal to a fellow TL brother in need- throw it in a box and send it my way. I should be able to turn it around in a week or less, then I'll throw it back in the box and send it your way. Yes, I'm trying to make a few bucks but it's still a great deal if you need one.

                            If you have an old non-functioning fuel pump, I'll buy it from you too as long as it's not physically destroyed.

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