Replacement Fuel Pump Part Numbers (Post #447) 2/10/2014

I was reading a post on the Facebook Land Rover Owners page about the replacement of a fuel pump on a Land Rover Defender. The North American model Defender uses many of the same parts as a Range Rover Classic and Discovery I. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know I’ve just recently replaced my fuel pump and now have a spare unit waiting for the electric pump on the shelf.

I’ve posted many times about the prices dealers charge for parts. The major parts houses have good prices but often charge more for a part when an equivalent part can be fond for cheaper if you only knew what the part numbers were.

Auto zone in Boise tried quoting me over $1,000 and I called BS. Is there a certain part number so they don’t try misquoting the price? – Cameron Eugene


We all try to find a cheaper price. It is common for a parts supplier to hear Range Rover or Land Rover and they immediately think the owner is made of money.

Nearly every one with a television has seen the Geico “Made of Money” commercials.

The gentleman doing the swap is John Monaghan. John works for GB 4×4 Radios. These are the fine folks that upgrade and repair the radio units for Land Rovers.

He had a friend that worked at an Autozone and he let him “browse” the stock to find the right parts. The following quotes are John’s from the thread:

Thank God I have a buddy at Autozone that let me go to the back and look in every box. Ask for this EP375 from a Chevy, now they have it and for just $87. This is priceless info for my fellow American Land Rover brethren, enjoy and save a mint.


Even the top electrical connection is the same.
Or you can use US auto store O’Reilly’s. Part numbers there is Delphi: FE0110. And sock filter is Delphi : FS0001.


There are two small plastic lugs on the bottom of the new pump that have to snipped off, dead easy, this way it sits fully in your old base, then you will have to use a new fuel line with two metal hose clamps or in UK Jubilee clips. Job done and a mint saved!

clampWhile I’m here I might as well add this pics, shows both lugs snapped off as needed with needle nose pliers, clamp and the hose size you need

Jeffrey Baker added this for the thread:

Pump fits many V8 GM fuel injected motors. $72 for the Delphi or Bosch part#69218 at NAPA. Carter equivalent is $52 part #p74006. Airtex also makes this pump not sure of number though.

Denis Guyvner added this helpful tip:

I have also heard that what causes these to fail is continually running your fuel level at a low amount. The fuel pump needs the fuel to keep it cool. Heat is what kills the pump.

And finally John Monaghan added this final note:

FYI: I’ve done this A/C Delco fuel pump swap many times on different Rovers in my collection and have saved a fortune over Dealer and OEM Land Rover parts vendor $$$$ pump prices. Looks like I’m going to be doing another this week (will add DIY pics here and A/C Delco pump part numbers), seems my 1988 Classic’s pump is toast too, sat too long low on gas without starting it, so the fuel dries to a varnish up inside the pump’s rotor… locking it solid, then you try several times to start it, the armature in the pump’s electric motor does not move so it burns the carbon brush mounts, rendering the pump dead and beyond repair! So never leave your fuel injected Rover parked up with out starting it monthly and with less than 1/2 a tank of petrol. Lesson learned 🙁

So much great stuff in one post. This might seem like a complicated project. It is not. I walk through it almost step by step in my link above. With a little deductive reasoning most anyone should be able to swap the pump out of the unit especially if it is a near direct swap.

Thanks to all the guys on the thread and thanks to John for great details. It will save us all several hundreds of dollars.

Thanks for reading, check out the Facebook group Land Rover Owners, and Happy Rovering.


Defender in Town (Post #327) 4/8/2013

I was driving home from Oklahoma City on Saturday. On I-35 as you are about to come into Norman, you pass through Moore, Oklahoma. They are famous for the finest motion picture theatre in America in the Warren Theater.

Just down the road is Oklahoma Foreign Auto Parts. They always have half a dozen Porsche’s out front. They take salvage vehicles and build them back to like new. Well, there was a white Land Rover Defender 90 sitting out front. You know I had to check it out. If it was for sale I’d hate myself for not finding out at the very least what they were asking for it.

Turns out it was not for sale. The owner was probably dropping off a Porsche for it had a flat bed trailer hooked up. I met the lot salesman and the D90 owner as they were heading out to lunch. The D90 was owned by Brad from Ada, Oklahoma.

He was very gracious and agreed to let me take a couple of pictures. The right side had a few kisses on it. He said he bought it that way.

Brad, thank you for letting me show off your Defender. I could totally see myself behind the wheel of this classic Land Rover.

Thanks for Reading and Happy Rovering.

The Great Google Donkey Controversy (Post #315) 1/18/2013

If you follow any weird and unusual news you’ve probably saw this story which is “going viral” as you read this.

It seems there is a controversy brewing that a Google Street View car ran over a donkey in Kweneng, Botswana. I personally don’t believe that happened. Donkey Fact: Donkeys take dirt baths.

What on earth does this have to do with Oklahoma or Land Rovers? Good question.

It’s a weak link, but we have donkeys in Oklahoma too. Bet you didn’t know that…hehehe, whatever.

Donkey Fact:

 If you want to protect your livestock from coyotes you put a donkey out there with them. This is evidence all over central Oklahoma.

One of my best friends lost their family donkey just a few months ago. He was most likely attacked by a cougar or perhaps less likely, a pack of coyotes or wild dogs. It’s only marginally less dangerous to live in Oklahoma than it is Sub-Saharan Africa. Once you hear one of these big cats at night, you’ll think twice about camping on the South Canadian River overnight.

The Land Rover connection is much easier.
The Google Street view car passes a Land Rover Defender just before it encounters the donkey in the road. The Defender is from Africa Insight. You can see Africa Insight’s Chairman Christopher Race driving one of their Defender 110’s pulling a Sankey trailer. I don’t know the good people at Africa Insight, I just know how to use Google.

If you backup from the donkey lying in the road with the Google Street View application, you will see the above Land Rover Defender pass as you proceed down the road. This is why I love Google Street View, candid images of every day happenings, frozen in time.

This is a link to the Google Streetview in question. You are free to navigate around and see the sights.

I also created this animated GIF for you to enjoy…yeah, I’m a full service website.

This page is dedicated to my friend Tom Pecore’s donkey, 
so named by his grandson Jace.
Cowboy was attacked by a cougar in rural Norman
and had to be put down last year.
“A gentle and sweet animal.” – Tom
Cowboy and Tom

Okay, let’s review. Two donkey facts. One Land Rover Defender. One family pet. One best friend. That’s a full post if I do say so myself.

Thanks for reading and hoping you have thousands of miles of donkey free contact in your Land Rover. Happy Rovering.

Fun to see a Defender in OKC (Post #292) 5/22/2012

Its not every day in Oklahoma City that you see a Defender especially a diesel left hander. The owner was very gracious to allow me to take a picture. I followed her several blocks. She said, “I figured I did something to annoy you or you wanted to see the Defender.” Funny. Her husband really likes Land Rovers and it has seating for twelve. Awesome.

I really would like to get one of these…maybe someday.

Thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.

Cash For Clunkers Land Rovers (Post #156) 9/30/2009

Jalopnik has posted on their site a list of EVERY CAR that was traded in under the Cash For Clunkers program. They also have a Top 10 of the most exotic cars that were traded in. Looking through the Top 10 list makes me wonder who these idiots were. Looking through the Land Rover entries on the list will make you cry.

The much derided program that we spent tax payer dollars in the guise that we are removing GAS GUZZLING MONSTERS from the roads to replace them with more efficient models, snared many a Land Rover.

Two of the 500 1993 Defender 110s were turned in. Who were these people? Did they not understand that a North American Defender 110 would bring in 10s of thousands of dollars? A Defender 110 in non-running condition would bring 20k. But as you are aware you had to drive the vehicle in to the dealership. So these vehicles were runners! Awesome, I hope these two people get a nasty case of shingles.

Seventy-eight Range Rover Classic LWBs were turned in. That’s 78 less vehicles we get to pull parts off of to keep our beloved machines running. A much needed heavy sigh should be inserted here. You can see the hundreds of Discovery 1s and 2s listed there as well.

At least we can be comforted that the SEMA people got the 25 year old or younger clause in the bill or we would indeed be wondering what people were thinking when they traded in their Series vehicles. And our sincere concern for the idiot who traded in their Series 1 Lightweight to buy a Prius. Thank you SEMA.

Enjoy your day, thanks for reading and Happy Rovering.