Why You Should Have a Certified Diesel Fuel Injection Shop Rebuild Your Fuel Pump
So, your fuel pump fails. What can you do?
You have a few options to help fix the problem, and a popular one is having your fuel pump rebuilt. This can help save you money, and, if done correctly, extends the life of your pump without having to buy a new one.
However, not all shops put the same care into their rebuilds, and you could end up with a whole host of new problems. Or, maybe you want to save money by trying to rebuild your fuel pump yourself. There are a lot of things that could go wrong with this, and if you don’t do everything correctly, you could end up costing yourself even more money than paying a shop to rebuild it in the first place.
So, if you’re wanting to rebuild your fuel pump, we recommend having a certified diesel fuel injection remanufacturing shop handle it for you. Not convinced? We’re taking you through the reasons it’ll benefit you to have an expert take care of the rebuild.
Be Careful Which Shop Rebuilds Your Fuel Pump
For a lot of people, price is the number one consideration when it to comes repairing or replacing parts. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be getting a quality part in the end.
There are shops out there that will tell you they’re handling the testing to ensure everything works properly, but they’re really just sending it out. The pump might start up okay when you get it back in your engine, but you’ll run into problems later.
In other cases, the shops will just reuse a lot of the same internal components. In some cases, this is fine, but if there are updates to the pump’s components, you should try to use them. That way you’re getting as close to a new pump as possible.
So, why take your pump to a certified shop to have it rebuilt as opposed to any other shop? It mainly comes down to quality control. You never really know what you’re going to get from one of those other shops. We frequently have customers come in from having their pump rebuilt at another shop and they’re already having problems with it. So, they’re paying even more to have it fixed again then they would have if it had been done correctly in the first place.
Why it Might Not Be the Best Idea to Rebuild Your Fuel Pump Yourself
Some people think that it’ll be easier and cheaper to just rebuild their own pump. They try to put a new gasket kit on it, and call it a day. Oftentimes, though, this doesn’t even begin to address the real problem.
We see it a lot. People take their pump apart to put a new gasket set on and the job overwhelms them.
First, despite what a lot of people think, the gaskets aren’t usually what’s wrong with your fuel pump. More often than not, it’s the metal components. A gasket kit won’t repair your pump if this is the case.
There are a lot of things that could go wrong when people try to fix their own fuel pump. If they don’t know what they’re doing, they could seize the pump, and that would end up costing a lot more in repairs. Or, they could flood the pump. It would cause detrimental damage if the tolerance isn’t correct.
People end up costing themselves a lot more money when they try to fix a pump themselves. They think that they can get it done for $200-300, but then they mess something up. Then they have to repurchase all the parts, plus anything that was ruined. In the end, it’s usually cheaper to just have it done correctly by a trusted, certified shop than trying to rebuild your pump yourself.
Here at DFI, we take pride in our rebuilds! Let us help you get your pump running like new again.
Do you need to rebuild your diesel engine fuel pump? Our Bosch Certified Diesel Technicians can help get the job done right! Give us a call at (855) 212-3022.
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