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Offline F14CRAZY

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The aftermarket fuel pump thread
« on: April 19, 2017, 08:01:59 PM »
I haven't needed to replace mine yet but it was mentioned in another thread (regarding BMW dealer prices going up).

Using an automotive aftermarket fuel pump has been mentioned in places like this:

https://www.motobrick.com/index.php?topic=2058.0

I got curious about local prices so I looked up a '90 Lincoln Continental (3.8L V6, the only engine offered during that period) and found their Carquest brand pump for $63.99

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/carquest-electric-fuel-pump-e2042/3140091-P?navigationPath=L1*14932%7CL2*14986%7CL3*15378

NAPA carries one for $59.40, if you trust using NAPA over Advance. Seems they sell Airtex pumps with lifetime warranties.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/AFPE2042

In stock at my local store and with a lifetime warranty. The dealer ain't going to give you that. Nice knowing that if you're on the road and need one you can walk into most any auto parts store and pick one up.

I also checked my favorite online parts store, Rockauto.com, also using a '90 Continental:

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/lincoln,1990,continental,3.8l+232cid+v6,1187995,fuel+&+air,fuel+pump,6256

Offering a wide array of choices, their cheapest was $15.84. That's cheap enough to toss one in your tail cowl just in case.

$38.79 gets you a Carter with a lifetime warranty if you want to pay more for supposed "quality." Hell the TYC for $18.20 has a lifetime warranty too.

$65.79 will get you a Denso.

And to refresh our minds, BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids lists a fuel pump for my '87 K75 for $475.46.

http://parts.bmwmcgr.com/a/BMW_1987_K75/_51497_5691969/FUEL-PUMPFUEL-FILTER/16_0809.html
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Offline Elipten

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The aftermarket fuel pump thread
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 09:42:17 PM »
BMWNA and the mother land is charging prices that only the rich owners never worry about so they can support their corporate palaces and benefits.

It us average joes responsibility to find affordable sources or alternatives.  Vote with your money and a single finger salute to them.


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Offline motomann

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Re: The aftermarket fuel pump thread
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 10:02:07 PM »
I haven't needed to replace mine yet but it was mentioned in another thread (regarding BMW dealer prices going up).

Using an automotive aftermarket fuel pump has been mentioned in places like this:

https://www.motobrick.com/index.php?topic=2058.0

I got curious about local prices so I looked up a '90 Lincoln Continental (3.8L V6, the only engine offered during that period) and found their Carquest brand pump for $63.99

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/carquest-electric-fuel-pump-e2042/3140091-P?navigationPath=L1*14932%7CL2*14986%7CL3*15378

NAPA carries one for $59.40, if you trust using NAPA over Advance. Seems they sell Airtex pumps with lifetime warranties.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/AFPE2042

In stock at my local store and with a lifetime warranty. The dealer ain't going to give you that. Nice knowing that if you're on the road and need one you can walk into most any auto parts store and pick one up.

I also checked my favorite online parts store, Rockauto.com, also using a '90 Continental:

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/lincoln,1990,continental,3.8l+232cid+v6,1187995,fuel+&+air,fuel+pump,6256

Offering a wide array of choices, their cheapest was $15.84. That's cheap enough to toss one in your tail cowl just in case.

$38.79 gets you a Carter with a lifetime warranty if you want to pay more for supposed "quality." Hell the TYC for $18.20 has a lifetime warranty too.

$65.79 will get you a Denso.

And to refresh our minds, BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids lists a fuel pump for my '87 K75 for $475.46.

http://parts.bmwmcgr.com/a/BMW_1987_K75/_51497_5691969/FUEL-PUMPFUEL-FILTER/16_0809.html

Hi, check eBay seller highflowfuel (39801) $69. I installed one in my 96 K1100RS. Slight modification with a hose clamp but fits in existing pump fixture. Comes with a strainer. Installed last year still running fine.



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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: The aftermarket fuel pump thread
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 10:06:38 AM »
I bought one of those $20 BMW K75 fuel pumps found on eBay and carry it in my tail cowl.  I can't say how well it works, but I operate on the principal that when you carry a spare, that part will never fail.  So far it has worked.

The only issue with the replacement is that it does not use the ring terminals found on the OEM pump, but rather 1/4" spade terminals.  One of these days I have to get ambitious and set up the in tank wiring to expedite the change over.
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Offline Martin

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Re: The aftermarket fuel pump thread
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 02:00:22 PM »

For Ozinians I'm actually thinking of getting one of these and putting my spare original one in the tail as a just in case. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-BMW-K-Ducati-K75-K100-K1100-K1-1983-1997-BOSCH-16121461576-16121460452-0580-463-999/32784411992.html? Won't be happening for a while though as I have other projects going. I am also trying to find reports on these pumps.
Mate got 3 VDO fuel pumps Part No A2C 59510945 for a discounted price of $124.00 Au. The pumps are 51mm diameter so will require either a sleeve of shrink wrap or stainless cable ties to make it secure. The electrical connectors do not need modification, and it came with two different filter screens which should be compatible with the K tank. They are available on Ebay but at $75.00 Au with screens $60.00 without screens.
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Offline Chaos

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Re: The aftermarket fuel pump thread
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 02:07:43 PM »
I saved this vendor in case I ever need one, thanks for the other sources http://www.ebay.com/itm/331387290009?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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