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Old 07-06-2009, 05:01   #1
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Cost of Fuel Pump Installation?

Hi all. I am working out a business plan and need a figure on how much a fuel pump installation would cost (parts and labor) for a Perkins 4 cylinder. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-06-2009, 05:31   #2
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Greetings, and welcome aboard BP.

I suggest that you contact Perkins Power Northeast, or any other nearby distributer, for a quotation.

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600 S. Egg Harbor Rd, NJ, 08037, USA
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:56   #3
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thanks, GordMay. will do.

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I'm scratching my head on why this would be part of a business plan. When the mechanical fuel pump went out on my 3 cyl volvo not long ago, I replaced it with an electric automotive fuel pump to make bleeding easier. $40 for the pump, $25 for fuel lines and fittings, and about 2 hours of work.
I'd guess $500-600 to have a mechanic replace with factory part.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:55   #5
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If you are talking about a 4-108 and have done it before figure about 30 minutes if nothing goes wrong. Add 30 minuets if you haven't done it before. Its really quite simple. Two fuel lines, two nuts and washers, old pump off new pump on, reconnect fuel lines then bleed.
I dont know what the labor rate in your area of if they charge door to door or for actual time on the boat. The last time I replaced a 4-108 lift pump I purchased it from TAD and it was about $50.00.
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He is likely talking about the high pressure pump...not the lift pump.
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If you have never taken an injection pump off....do not even try to attempt it.

It is not a case of a few bolts and fittings......

What leads you to believe that it is the injection pump?
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Apart from the pain of working in an exceedingly small and cramped engine compartment, what's so hard about removing an injection pump, having it serviced, and reinstalling it? On a 4-cylinder, there is a LP fuel line and there are 4 HP fuel lines to disconnect and 3 nuts from their mounting studs. Have done it a couple of times without trouble. Am I missing something?

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What is your secret for making sure it is timed correctly?

Any hint/tips that make the job less problematic are appreciated.
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Timing is strictly through a mechanical linkage between engine and injector pump. Engine is not moved after removal of pump and pump can install in only one way. Basically I guess, if the linkage isn't moved between tear down and re-install, there are no timing issues. Beyond that, I can't say. But after two pump rebuilds (due to water in fuel) I've removed and re-istalled twice with no issues. Lucky? Maybe so.

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Thanks for all the responses. I have an investor in a boat and I had to give an example of a "repair" that might arise. Didn't want to scare him away. Thanks again.

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