Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

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Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby VSRaptor » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 pm

I have a VS ute and just got the TI Automotive 255 litre/hour. The plug came with a piggy tail and was wondering whether to cut and solder that to the factory wires then use the clear polyvinlidene heat shrink they sell at jay car or use a crimped insulated joiner? Is the heat shrink in tank compatiable? It says that this type is fuel, oil, solvent resistant.
I will see if I can get the piggy tail wires out of the plug and and buy new ones and crimp them to the factory wires instead if that is better?

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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby Charlescrown » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:52 am

I hate crimp joints and others love them. Try leaving a sample in petrol for a few days and see if it grows. If it does don't use it.

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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby OZ38 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:04 pm

Will your current fuel pump plug not fit straight up to the new pump ?

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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby VSRaptor » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:59 pm

No, the plug is different, I ended up going Jaycar and buying new spades, ripped out the spades from the piggy back, cut the factory harness and put new spades and slid them into the walbro plug.

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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby VSRaptor » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:04 pm

What is it with customer service these days, do people read or look at pictures I send them? I specifically emailed my old pump set up on the sneder unit to TI Auto customer service in the great of shitty USA to send me a GSS342 but what do they do? Send me a GSS340. Lovely pump but the bottom mounting rubber does not allow the filter to slide onto the pump.
Don't they do a basic check these days before posting??? Lucky I paid by paypal.
I think overtime with the pump pulsating that there maybe damage to the plastic and the pump overtime????
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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby Biggvl » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:49 am

Zip tie the pump to the support rod?
According to chemistry, alcohol is a solution...

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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby VSRaptor » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:34 am

Yes was thinking of that, with the fine filter pushed in, there is no movement by hand at bottom at all. I will cable tie it as well.
Fantastic news from TI USA, they apologise for the incorrect stuff up and shipping back and forth is not cost effective. They have refunded me in full so I got a free pump. Will check my paypal statement in the coming days.
I could fit this or sell it off and get the correct GSS342 setup.

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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby OZ38 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:37 pm

Just a little note if you go through this again.
The Walbro F20000169 255 LPH pump is better suited to our VR-VS intank fuel pump hangers.
It has a large inlet but is offset & fits the stock VR-VS filter bag.

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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby VSRaptor » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:20 pm

Yeah I knew that but TI Automotive sales and dispatch team don't seem to synchronise well, the receipt I got mentions that but what they packed and sent is different. Anyway after getting a full refund and they told me to just keep the pump, I did a little mucking around and managed to secure it to the hangar. I have attached pics. I cut the walbro bottom rubber mount bottom bit completely off and used it as a sleeve at the bottom lower part of the pump. I used my old factory pump lower mounting rubber and cut out all the high spots with a stanley blade on both sides. Then I used a cable tie to centre the inlet part to the bottom of the hangar. The filter slid on nice and easily. The filter is a 22mm version on the GSS340 model which is larger than the other GSS series. The pump is firmly secured and the inlet area should not rub against anything. It's fitted to the tank, tank is in the ute. Just got to get a new elbow hose that joins the filler neck to the tank as the original is dried and has cracks. My local hydraulic hose shop has it in stock, the gates 90 bend elbow filler neck hose and they can cut it down to my required length.
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Re: Fuel Pump Wiring Mod

Postby VSRaptor » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:25 pm

Any one got a VS ute? The filler neck seal (the black rubber that sits inside the petrol cap housing) is impossible to find. Use loctite 406 to glue as much as you can of the split rubber together then use windscreen sealant behind it (not on the petrol cap side as it does collect dust) and it works well, holds it really firm. The reason I did it is to stop water when washing the ute or on rainy days from seaping inside that was the cause of my rust bubbling up on the lower rocker panel. I have a plastic tub liner so water was not getting inside from there.
Also replace the the aged clear and the big plastic breather hoses with fuel line and clamp it to stop the fuel fumes on very hot days. The large 16mm hose I got from Veale auto parts is made by Raceworks and it bends very well without any kinks. Veale Auto Parts are very competitve in prices and I found them much cheaper than Ebay, Covs etc.
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