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Finally pulled the trigger - 1991 V8Q original 5 speed.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally pulled the trigger - 1991 V8Q original 5 speed.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:11 pm 
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I was able to get a "skinny" pump from a fellow motorgeeker (thanks man!) and was going to fiddle with things but it turns out there are also differences between some of the skinny pumps. The one I got seems to have some sort of bleeder orifice of some sort...or maybe it's just a pin for positioning the pump in a fixed spot...but it doesn't seem to fit the skinny v8 basket due to this pin. The bucket has no allocation for it. Has anyone ever tried cutting this pin off? I was thinking may be using a dremmel to grind it flush.

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This is the original pump that came off the car...no pin.

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91 Audi V8 Quattro Black/Black OEM 5speed (Later to be Red/black 4.2L 6speed)
03 Audi S8 Avus grey/Oxblood red (later to be 6speed)
91 BMW 850i - Red 6speed
94 BMW 850Csi - Red 6speed
94 & 95 Ford Thunderbird Supercharged 5 speed
92 Mustang convertible 5speed


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:54 am 
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A little update!

I think I got lucky and was able to land a few new OEM parts. I was able to get an OEM pump/hose/harness assembly, a brand new correct bucket for the skinny pump, and another OEM fuel pump. I received the pump/hose/harness but I think that's going to be safely stashed away. I have plans to add the euro OEM Webasto Aux winter heater to my car so when that happens I will have to replace the level sensor and a few other things near the tank...so at that time I'll add this brand new pump assembly too. I will end up reusing my current bucket and the other new OEM pump. I'll tidy up another electrical harness I got from a fellow motorgeeker, and use regular fuel pressure hose to replace my current hose. That, fingers crossed, will get me up and running so that I can tackle the next step with the v8...timing belt job.

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End fitting fully protected.


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Even the electrical harness is covered...and with an OEM VW/Audi Connector :)

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I did find it curious that this pump is VW/Audi-Bosch, the other pump is VW/Audi-VDO. I guess they were both OE suppliers at some point.

Also had time to fiddle with the trunk lock. I ended up getting 2 new replacement locks from Germany a while back. I should have known that due to the price (even with shipping) quality would not be great. I ended up breaking both. I was able to salvage parts from those two and use the housing from my original trunk lock to piece together a working replacement. I don't like the fact that I will now have 2 keys, but at least I can now lock my trunk.

New cheap lock and matching new OEM bushings.

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Both stoopid broken cheap locks:

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Installed...I'll have to use these pix for reference next time.

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It turns out the small "keys" used by the OEM lock are thicker than the keys in the replacement locks. So I was not able to transfer them in order to keep the same key. I'm trying to source another OEM trunk lock so I can hopefully transfer my small parts to it and keep my regular key. Even though I cleaned all internal parts of my own OEM lock and lubricated with graphite it looks like this is just too much damage for it to work.


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91 Audi V8 Quattro Black/Black OEM 5speed (Later to be Red/black 4.2L 6speed)
03 Audi S8 Avus grey/Oxblood red (later to be 6speed)
91 BMW 850i - Red 6speed
94 BMW 850Csi - Red 6speed
94 & 95 Ford Thunderbird Supercharged 5 speed
92 Mustang convertible 5speed


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:35 am 
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Not much progress here...unfortunately some of the fuel pump parts I ordered from die Fatherland were lost in transit so dealing with the vendor and DHL. After a long time searching I did manage to source some OEM oil filters tho. Pretty cool!

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91 Audi V8 Quattro Black/Black OEM 5speed (Later to be Red/black 4.2L 6speed)
03 Audi S8 Avus grey/Oxblood red (later to be 6speed)
91 BMW 850i - Red 6speed
94 BMW 850Csi - Red 6speed
94 & 95 Ford Thunderbird Supercharged 5 speed
92 Mustang convertible 5speed


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Ha! I guess DHL found my package! Picked it up today. Got another OEM fuel pump and brand new pump basket. Not pictured are a carpeted glove box door for the v8 and a euro cubby storage panel for the s8. Gotta find the cubbby panel for the v8 too. Plans to get the v8 on the road resume!


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91 Audi V8 Quattro Black/Black OEM 5speed (Later to be Red/black 4.2L 6speed)
03 Audi S8 Avus grey/Oxblood red (later to be 6speed)
91 BMW 850i - Red 6speed
94 BMW 850Csi - Red 6speed
94 & 95 Ford Thunderbird Supercharged 5 speed
92 Mustang convertible 5speed


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:47 pm 
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Some baby steps with the v8. I was able to refurb a fuel pump harness that was still in good shape other than a few nicks in the insulation due to te zip ties used to tie it to the hose. I put some heat shrink on those parts, added some plastic sheathing, changed the T connector with an OEM replacement and, voila! Ready!

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Also got some fuel clamps and metal ring for the fuel tank

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I also ordered some OEM fuel hose but I got the wrong size. I then went to the VW dealer trying to get some cool VW/Audi branded hose but I was told they didn't carry rubber hose like that anymore. That new cars use the hard plastic line. Has anyone else heard such a thing?

Cool VW hose also marked VRT NBR...i guess that's a brand. Since I couldnt buy new I ended up with generic hose from the parts store and you can feel the difference in quality.

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Almost there!

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91 Audi V8 Quattro Black/Black OEM 5speed (Later to be Red/black 4.2L 6speed)
03 Audi S8 Avus grey/Oxblood red (later to be 6speed)
91 BMW 850i - Red 6speed
94 BMW 850Csi - Red 6speed
94 & 95 Ford Thunderbird Supercharged 5 speed
92 Mustang convertible 5speed


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