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How to fit a 'Fuel Pump'

First thing first, you need to unclip all the clips on the back of the hood and remove the carpet and the sound proofing to expose the metal plates that cover up the engine bay and the fuel pump.




You then need to remove all the bolts that holds the metal plates in place and remove them to expose the engine and fuel pump.



Remove the electrical connector first, the remove the breather pipe (black rubber pipe), and finally remove the fuel pipes (green and orange). Once you have remove these items then unscrew the large red retaining ring.

Just for you information I replaced the sender unit and fuel pump (which is easier and quicker IMO)





There should be a rubber that will either stay with the sender unit or stay with the petrol tank (in this case stayed with the petrol tank). Drain the left over petrol in the petrol pump and store it somewhere safe.

If the rubber comes out with the sender unit, then remove it and re-insert into the petrol tank hole. The new sender unit should sit in the hole perfectly without any problems and all you need to do then is screw on the retaining ring and reconnect all the pipes then re-attach the electrical connector. This is the fuel pump replaced, but make sure you try turning over the engine as it should fire up straight away without any problems.



If the engine turns over ok with no problems, then all you have to do is place all the metal plates back on
The screws that was in mine were slightly rusty so I replaced them all with SS bolts which will never rot




Put the soundproofing back into place as well as the carpet and the job is complete, however I have a piece of sheeting that I had made for the F VVC so placed that on top of the carpet and it gives off a Lotus look IMO



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Was thinking of putting the .org stickers on the back of the roll hoop trim which hangs slightly over the carpet
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Nice one. Was yours knackered?
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Nice one. Was yours knackered?
Died in a car park in Derbyshire.
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Doh! Looks easier than I thought to be honest
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Easy job to be honest, should only take 30 min if you know what you are doing but if you was going to mess about and didn't have a clue like us then it will take around an hour

I'm glad she is up and running
Won't see her for a couple of weeks now because she is having her bits fitted and having some paint work done
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Did you have to de-pressurise the system first?

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Did you have to de-pressurise the system first?

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Yeah, thats why I thoguht it would be more difficult. I thought you had to depressurise stuf 'n' things 'n' all that
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you could do so by undoing the fuel filter's line; but i wonder if theres any need from the above...?
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No the system Has a breather pipe so there's no de-pressurising involved
Real simple job if you follow my instructions
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No the system Has a breather pipe so there's no de-pressurising involved
Real simple job if you follow my instructions
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What you doing with the old pump? I have a space in my garage
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No problem, just give me a shout if you are having problems replacing it, if you ever need to that is
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What you doing with the old pump? I have a space in my garage
We are going to replace the pump on the old sender unit and keep it as a spare
Can't have too many spares
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Just to let you lot know, I replaced the sender unit and pump which is easier and quicker IMO
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I've just replaced the fuel pump using this excellent guide, thanks. I have a few tips which I hope might be helpful: first, the breather pipe is difficult to get off the pump (I ended up using a pair of loppers which enabled me to push on two sides of the pipe at the same time) and replacing the spring clip with a good old Jubilee one would be a good idea (but I can't drive into town to get one until the car's fixed); second, that big plastic ring - someone suggested using a big screwdriver (or cold chisel) and hammer, but I found it easier to use a lever that would fit the lugs, leaning against the edge of the fuel pump aperture to turn the ring; third, how on earth can you get the replacement unit in with the float in the way? I think you have to position it at "full" and just rely on the flexibility of the rod it's mounted on. Who designed it like this? Why can't the fuel pump be on the bulkhead where you can get at it - like in my old Frogeye? Health and safety, I suppose.
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Fuel Pump

I have just purchased MG TF (Reg P945 SYE) 1997.Dove it home and parked up. Went to start up later and the car would not start. RAC man told me it is the fuel pump. Any advise please. Im not a mechanic but knoe how to use a spanner. Ian
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Have a MGF vvc(1997),Just purchased and the fuel pump has packed up.Your pics,would this apply to my car.
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