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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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what is the best option for a new fuel pump

Ok, I learned a valuable lesson on my way to work this past Thursday: Don't buy cheap aftermarket parts! I replaced my fuel pump this past January (only 9 months ago) with a cheapo ($55) aftermarket part. I knew the bad reviews but I could not afford the $200 pumps at the time and needed my ZJ back ASAP so I did what I had to. Guess what, pump is now dead.

I was wondering what the best $200 range pump is as there are several and I want to do it right this time. I don't really feel like dropping my tank twice a year again ha. Thanks!

Also, has anyone tried an Airtex fuel pump? It is the only one in stock at the local auto parts store ($175) I have found mixed reviews online. I want to trust it but am open to going without the jeep for a week while waiting on parts. Thanks!

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Unread 09-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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Most say dont use airtex. Before I read that, I installed one a few years ago.
Checked the pressure just last week and it was a steady 46 PSI on my gauge. No issues with it at all in over 4 years...so I guess it's a crapshoot.
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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Do you have an O'reillys to check with nearby? They are selling precision brand fuel pumps now which I assume are better pumps than the airtex brand pumps. I have an airtex in my 93 and in my 98 too but the first one in the 98 only lasted less than a year but it was warranted for a year and got another one for free and it is still in there and working fine and also have two airtex pumps in my 85 F350 that have been in there for a few years now and still work good too. I always liked carter fuel pumps but have no idea who sells them anymore.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:06 AM   #4
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Reach out to Kolak
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Unread 09-15-2013, 06:36 AM   #5
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check ebay for bosch. idk, but someone said they are oem for around 130
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Unread 09-15-2013, 07:53 AM   #6
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I still have the OE in mine 15 years later so I'd spend the $ for that and do it once.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #7
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x2 what Lou said
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Unread 09-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #8
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airtex makes about 70% of the oe pumps.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #9
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I made the same mistake. Bought an AirTex pump then left me stranded in the woods two weeks later.

Get a Bosch pump off RockAuto for $180.00 and never worry about it again.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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ebay for cheapest Bosch , seller , E-herko
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Unread 09-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #11
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Bought my bosch from e-herko for my 96,was 105 dollars i think
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