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Joined: Jan 16 2016
Posts: 396

Just got the car through the MOT with no advisories for about the 3rd or 4th year running. I was feeling pretty smug and happy with the car at this point. A nice warm feeling inside.
This feeling lasted less than 24 hours when I came out last Friday morning and it would not start. I investigated and found the in tank pump had gone. It was the original though and had lasted 17 years.
I have since cut a hatch in the boot and now replaced the pump, however the fittings were badly corroded on the old pump and the new pump did not come with any, so I have now ordered new female nuts and olives. However the male part of the joint is part of the fuel pipe and they are relatively expensive from L/R.
I can shorten the old pipes and fit new hose tails but I am having difficulty sourcing them. They seem to be male M12 x 1.0mm pitch and 6mm i.d. Seems to be a bastard size. It is not BSP, NPT or AN. Can anyone confirm the size? It also appears to be the same as used on Defenders and Discos.

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Joined: Jan 06 2016
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If you take the bits into your local Pirtek, they should be able to fab something up that will do the trick.
They've never failed me yet and their tea fund has grown quite a lot.

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Joined: Jan 16 2016
Posts: 396

I managed to reclaim the male hose tails on the ends of the pipes but after I trimmed the ends off the plastic fuel pipes they are now too short!
Now using 6mm id rubber fuel line from pump to 6mm x 8mm brass reducer/joiners then 7.2mm id rubber hose to the 8mm od plastic pipe on the car.
Bloody pain. Alternative of replacing everything with original L/R parts would have been around £120. Car still off the road while awaiting fittings.