Hi my 1988 westerly engine is smelling a bit. I'm sure it has got worse and it looks like the lift pump might be weeping where the manual pump lever goes in. Is this common? I assume I will need to replace the whole unit?
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Thanks VicAny diesel leak from below the diaphragm indicates a failed diaphragm and means that diesel will also be getting into your engine oil sump, but check it is not simply one of the unions or the cover joint which is leaking
very few parts are available for the old type pumps ... Check Keypart's price for replacement pumps
2002 - Diesel Engine
You may also need a new O ring seal between the pump and the crankcase
I bit the bullet and went for that option some time ago. Not only was the diesel pong eliminated but so were the starting difficulties.Lift pump (sealed)
Ill give em a ring but I suspect Im replacing a non sealed pump with a sealed unit and thefore would need to buy this fuel pipe as well
Seems a huge amount to pay.
Has anyone fitted a modern pump.
Any thoughts on reliability and fitting pipework?
There does seem to be stuff out there but my problem is whether it will fit the pipework.Many other sources for pumps try to identify tractor supplier or similar
Good solution. Certainly good enough for me.If you decide to go for a sealed unit I don't think the piping need be a problem. I too had to change a faulty pump of the older unsealed type for a new sealed one - had to, I was stuck miles from anywhere and time was tight. Naturally the pipe routing had to change so I merely cut the ends off the standard hard pipes, leaving a suitable length of the hard pipe on each end fitting, and then I joined them up again with rubber fuel hose and good quality jubilee clips. This flexible "quick fix" has now been on there for 15 years.