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98 V70 fuel pump - what to get - insert vs Assy?

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98 V70 fuel pump - what to get - insert vs Assy?

Post by 98v70dad » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:10 am

Since different online parts places are having clearance sales for 98 V70 parts (I guess since about to turn 20) I'm thinking of buying a fuel pump even though I don't need one yet. My pump seems to be a little loud for the last 18 months but its been working fine.

I plan to buy a Bosch pump (unless there are better suggestions) but I'm wondering about the difference between a fuel pump insert and the fuel pump assembly? The Volvo parts I've found are the complete assembly and the inserts look nothing like them. Also, the insert doesn't look small enough to be a part in the total assembly. I'm confused about this.

Can anyone tell me the difference between the insert and the complete assembly? Which one do I want?

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Re: 98 V70 fuel pump - what to get - insert vs Assy?

Post by cn90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:38 am

Bosch 69693, get it and save it on your garage shelf or trunk of the car as spare. Info in forum.
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Re: 98 V70 fuel pump - what to get - insert vs Assy?

Post by kranz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:24 am

The insert is the electric motor/pump that does the actual pumping of the fuel. The fuel pump assembly is the plumbing, electrical and physical infrastructure that holds the insert in place when placed in the fuel tank. It is the insert that is the component that wears out and fails. I've not yet had the pleasure of replacing the fuel pump on my V70, but I've done so on a vehicle made by a different Swedish manufacturer. It is much cheaper to just replace the insert and re-use the assembly, than to buy a whole new pump/assembly. Of course, inspect the assembly to make sure it is in good condition. Clean any filter that might be there. Just need to make sure that the new "insert" has the same physical characteristics and has the same connections. Should also have the same specs in terms of flow. I called WALBRO when I did mine and they were quite helpful in making sure I had the right insert.
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Re: 98 V70 fuel pump - what to get - insert vs Assy?

Post by 98v70dad » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:07 am

Thanks folk. I verified the part number and have one on its way. That price is too good to pass up.

I once replaced the fuel pump on a 92 Ford Taurus. While I had the pump out I looked down into the tank with a flashlight. It was as clean as a whistle. I was actually surprised how clean it was; no debris at all. The car was about 10 years old when I did the replacement.

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Re: 98 V70 fuel pump - what to get - insert vs Assy?

Post by 98v70dad » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:09 am

cn90 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:38 am
Bosch 69693, get it and save it on your garage shelf or trunk of the car as spare. Info in forum.
Thanks. Can't beat that price. Anything other good parts you recommend to stockpile while they're 98 v70 parts are being clearanced? I've notice most places at least have the 98 V70 parts on sale.

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Re: 98 V70 fuel pump - what to get - insert vs Assy?

Post by cn90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:12 pm

Search rockauto for brake pads (clearance sales), Conti serpentine belt ($5!) etc.
Basically the consumables wear/tear stuff.
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