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.