MVS Volvo Forums contributor scot850 ponders life and Volvo AWD Volvo fuel pump theory while working on his AWD 2000 V70 R. A handful of others chime in to draw a picture of how the system works. Many photos included in this thread.
Well it is time for me to be schooled! I have been told that the 99-00 AWD cars had 2 fuel pumps. I will now post pictures of the 2 items just replaced on my car, and then perhaps someone can point to me where I am not seeing a pump mechanism on the LH ejector.
So below are various pictures of the RH fuel pump. This has 2 pipes on the cover plate. The RH one looking at the top connects to a pipe on the LH side ejector ‘pump’. The LH pipe goes to the fuel filter and then onto the front of the car and engine. See picture RH pump (5).
So if anyone can now explain to me where the 2nd pump is, please add notes below. I’m always wanting to learn! Also, now if someone can explain to me why the ejector ‘pump’ is about 20% more expensive than the main pump assembly, again, let me know.
Strangely the pump is the cheaper of the two. I purchased from Tasca from whom I purchase most of my part in the US. If I recall, the pump was about $330 and the ejector about $370. So about $700 for both parts. The price may be different for a 98 as the system was a little different, and I don’t pay any US taxes. Just checked on Vida and looks like the pump and ejector are the same for 850AWD to 2000 V70 AWD of all variants.