Fuel Pump Assembly for a 15 Gallon Tank - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 13
Fuel Pump Assembly for a 15 Gallon Tank

I need to replace the entire Fuel Pump Assembly on my 97 SE with a 15 gallon tank. I cut the elongated filler tube, turning my 15 gallon tank into a 19 gallon tank. Can I buy a pump meant for the 19 gallon tank instead of the 15 gallon tank now? The 15 gallon ones are easily 30% more expensive. I think the only difference would be how the float measures the fuel level. Feel free to recommend fuel pump brands although I know there are other threads out there discussing that subject exclusively.

TJWranglerRed is offline   Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 750
You are 100% correct. The 19 gal pump has a float that will be able to read the whole 19 gallons instead of staying on full for 75 or 100 miles.
I would strongly recommend NOT buying and Airtex pump unless you like to get stranded in your jeep when it fails in a few months.
be sure and replace the rubber gasket when you do the pump.

Shoe is offline   Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
Posts: 548
Bosch is Ok,As stated above avoid Airtex.
gmiller0737 is offline   Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 750
Did you cut the big filler hose, or the smaller vent hose? You should only cut the vent hose.
Shoe is offline   Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 05:22 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoe View Post
Did you cut the big filler hose, or the smaller vent hose? You should only cut the vent hose.

I only cut off the smaller vent hose. My original post was not very clear.

I am gonna end up spending the extra money and getting the Bosch assembly. Too many Airtex horror stories.
TJWranglerRed is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC