Can't find matching fuel pump housing - plug not on top - 2001 V70

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volvoinsanity
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Can't find matching fuel pump housing - plug not on top - 2001 V70

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Novice here, please help. I am dealing with a cracked and leaking fuel pump assembly. I need to find a replacement but the part according to my vin and all the parts sites is different, and the only part I can find available does not match. Instead of having the electrical plug entering the top of the housing mine goes directly to the pump with the wires leading through the gas tank to the sending unit (not from the cabin through the top of the assembly).

Does anyone know if I can use the "normal" housing and just run the plug directly to the pump (not through the top)? Is the plug the same? If anyone could suggest where to buy the matching housing or make adjustments to use the normal part I would be very grateful! Thank you.
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Clean with brake cleaner, dry and use JB weld (marine version is best), leave overnite to cure.
Many of us here have done that.

What you propose will fill the car with fumes and fail inspection, and explode when you light up. Booom !

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How not to do it, pics show its not clean at all, wrong JB weld used, don't sand the surface, that only gives the gas a migration path under the epoxy.
The Marine version of JB weld is resistant to gas and solvents, regular is not.
Fill the area completely with the glue, not just a dab. Empty the two tubes, mix thoroughly and pour it in.

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jonesg wrote: Thu May 11, 2017 3:34 pm viewtopic.php?f=11&t=54364&start=10

How not to do it, pics show its not clean at all, wrong JB weld used, don't sand the surface, that only gives the gas a migration path under the epoxy.
The Marine version of JB weld is resistant to gas and solvents, regular is not.
Fill the area completely with the glue, not just a dab. Empty the two tubes, mix thoroughly and pour it in.
Thanks for the suggestion jonesg. That was my initial fix but it has since started leaking again so unfortunately I think I need to replace the housing now.

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Post by jonesg »

You either have to buy new or find a junkyard donor.
Or fix it again, being meticulous ,mine has lasted a yr so far.

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