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    Can anyone give me a sensible reason why these units are expensive to repair/overhaul? I have heard some horror stories about the cost and often see Late model transits being sold for a song because the pumps buggered.

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    I would really like to hear comments by diesel mechanics and or injection specialists

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    i reckon that too. I got a partner that is a diesel mechanic, like he said injector pumps are full of precision built parts, and expensive materials

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    I understand that an injector pump has high tolerance components but I cannot agree that the repair costs can/should be higher then rebuilding an entire engine (I just rebuilt my BMW engine for $2500, sourcing new parts from Germany, the UK and the US via ebay). I would love to see a run down of parts and their cost for an injector pump rebuild. I wonder if I would see "O"-ring = $250, or something ludicrous like that? How long is the labour component I wonder?

    As an aside, I get most of my parts from ebay now as its far cheaper, by 1000's of percent sometimes. As an example: Front shocks for my BMW, standard monroes from the US: $70 a pair plus $114 freight ---- from Repcos in Perth, over $500 for the same brand shocks!!!! Another, Super Fours Bosch spark plugs cost $130 a set of six in Perth > Ebay from the UK, $40 posted. One last one, fully reconditioned head for my 6 cyclinder BMW, with new valves, cam etc $851 delivered from the US- I was quoted at least $2500 in Oz (a friend paid $8000 for the same job as he was told a new head had to be bought from BMW in Perth). I do all my own labour so I save heaps.



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    I know what you mean about costs related to fuel injection . With fuel injection and some other worries under my bonnet, I am now $6,300 poorer. Bit of a struggle for an old pensioner. You may cry for me, that's OK. The Stranger.

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    Default Re: Lucas Epic Diesel Injector Pump

    you need to look further afield uk is cheeper by thousands and thousands i sent my epic pump to uk $1,200 including $280 aussie post

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    its not the precision material, other brands you can overhaul with basic tools and measures. Zexel/bosch etc.
    My experience with these 10 years ago was the crap hard to get electronics on top of the pump making it worth fitting a Japanese engine or a commodore V6.

    we recently had horror stories with some other euro brands. $1700 dollars quoted for the disassembly quotation price.
    The equipment supplier then supplied us with brand new DELPHI pumps for $2400 with modified plumbing and service tools.

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    yea try and get your Delphi serviced now the epic pumps worked and were good on emissions but like you say terrible electrics i sent my epic pump to uk $2000 cheaper than repaired here and they had the parts Australia diesel mechs don't carry oh and mine had 435,000 ks on it and was a slight leak any how getting a bosch pump now someone left the battery's connected and shot the electrics on the pump and you no what happens

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    Default Re: Lucas Epic Diesel Injector Pump

    I have a 1998 Transit traytop with 2.5 TDi and the EPIC pump but have found it very difficult to source some seals for leaks etc.
    Engine speed sensor seals are still available but since I used brake fluid (as a short term solution) to stop another seal leaking the ESOS plunger seal is now leaking.
    My son is a diesel mechanic and wants to use an electric fuel stop solenoid so this problem will never occur again but we need to verify that the fuel line internal diameter is 3mm and the wall thickness is 2mm so that we get the correct fittings.
    Has anyone else done a similar job and knows the fuel line size?
    Thanks
    Neil

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