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Hello!

 

So recently I had to replace my fuel pump because the old one got gummed up and a member here was able to help me out with a replacement.

 

That all went well, but unfortunately I misplaced the quick fit connector's retaining clip insert, so the quick fit no longer stays attached to the pump and I had to jerry-rig it by using a zip tie to secure it.

 

It works fine, but I'd rather have it set up with something I have a little bit more confidence in, but procuring the insert is difficult it seems, with prices meaning I might as well just by an entire new connector complete with insert and perhaps some pipe too.

 

Of course, if I go to all that trouble, I thought I might as well get one of those quick fit -> -6an connectors and go with something that will be bulletproof going forward, but I couldn't find any install guides on doing that.

 

Does anyone know of any guides or have any information about how easy or hard it may be to do? Alternatively does anyone have a source for replacement retainer clips?

 

Thanks!

 

A.

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All parts are in stock, however, I am a bit unsure what parts you really want/require and what route you prefer to go.

 

Drop me a PM and we can discuss further.

 

All fuel parts/pipes/fittings are in stock and good to go same/next day.

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I think Ava wants the plastic insert in the quick connector to the fuel bucket - not the pump (which I supplied). I have a quick connector from a chopped off fuel pipe (fuel bucket end) if needed, which has the plastic retaining insert in it and could be cannibalised. The other method with CJ’s conversion AN fitting would require you to put a AN fitting on the end of the fuel pipe. 

 

Ava PM me too if you like. 

 

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8 hours ago, ChrisB said:

I think Ava wants the plastic insert in the quick connector to the fuel bucket - not the pump (which I supplied). I have a quick connector from a chopped off fuel pipe (fuel bucket end) if needed, which has the plastic retaining insert in it and could be cannibalised. The other method with CJ’s conversion AN fitting would require you to put a AN fitting on the end of the fuel pipe. 

 

Ava PM me too if you like. 

 

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Yes, that's the bit that's missing Chris!

 

I remember worrying about it at the time I took my pump out and thought I'd put it aside somewhere safe, but apparently I've forgotten exactly where that was!

 

Anyway, so yeah, just finding that part to order online is proving tricky. There are replacement whole connectors with slightly different construction, a bit like:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9-89-5-16-8mm-Quick-Connect-Release-Fuel-Line-Disconnect-Connector-Gas-Petrol/302856309322?fits=Car+Make%3ANissan|Model%3A350+Z+Roadster&hash=item4683a48a4a:g:IzQAAOSwCf9bfnCa

 

There are also inserts available from specific companies that look similar, but a badly fitting retaining clip is probably just as bad as none, so unless someone knows the exact part I need, that's probably something not worth guessing at...for references here's some:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-800-016-Fuel-Retaining-Clips/dp/B00066UKGM

 

And then finally, if I'm having to go to all the trouble of replacing the whole connector, then maybe it's just better to be done with it and get something more robust:

 

https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/350z/fuel-ignition/fuel-pumps-dampers/6318-cjm-fuel-pump-output-fitting.html

 

I'm happy to attempt the -6an conversion, but axle stands are the limit of my facilities, so jobs requiring better access than they provide are non-starters for me for the time being.

 

My stock Z is plenty fast enough for me, so I'm mainly just concerned with keeping it driving well, and getting to know it's mechanical ins and outs well, as it's old enough that I don't have to worry about messing up and it's simple enough to play around with without hurting my brain...

 

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I am feeling generous.. and will send you the connector for free if you like or you can PayPal postage if you want, unless you want some dampers to go with it (see my fuel bits sale ad that my pump was on).

 

Mine is from my FairladyZ/350z so no doubt about it being correct.

 

It came from doing this to the old fuel pipe

 

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when I upgraded my fuel return system to the epic stage 2 CJM system - which replaced the main pipe with AN and a fatter hose. OEM quick link and insert can be seen here.. followed by AN couplings install..

 

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Involved a lot of wallowing around under the car to get to this (all on axle stands and ramps)

 

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I would recommend just replacing the insert to have done with it, and not modding the OEM pipe as you can have all sorts of drama upgrading your pipes due to the way they are stubborn with access. Also, my AN fitted pipe was part of the greater system in the CJ kit, so it all had to come off to replace ALL of the fuel system right up to injectors and back. Not sure you would want to mod a standard fuel line to be AN for the sake of it :blink:

 

Pics circa 2015. Gotta love excuses for pics. :lol:

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2 hours ago, ChrisB said:

I am feeling generous.. and will send you the connector for free if you like or you can PayPal postage if you want, unless you want some dampers to go with it (see my fuel bits sale ad that my pump was on).

 

Mine is from my FairladyZ/350z so no doubt about it being correct.

 

It came from doing this to the old fuel pipe

 

4827152D-612E-43B1-A3F9-6E2288661C7C.jpeg.eccd61a66457d67e504ff16727e832dc.jpeg

 

when I upgraded my fuel return system to the epic stage 2 CJM system - which replaced the main pipe with AN and a fatter hose. OEM quick link and insert can be seen here.. followed by AN couplings install..

 

58A69C4E-94D7-49F4-B429-F24D546E08DB.jpeg.4e2f0deb2029932aa5aea00b0104a6a6.jpegD0BBC0BA-FE17-412A-9792-2217383E48FA.jpeg.39ac730ea828cdc6c0ed83ad69c20df0.jpegDDC12EC0-DBCE-4D63-A7BB-F5524E95F1FA.jpeg.4c0dd477b1f54779e625841820ca3b57.jpeg

 

Involved a lot of wallowing around under the car to get to this (all on axle stands and ramps)

 

3DB66655-F3A8-4494-A434-C052150029C1.jpeg.9c43394781b88d33ecc9d7257dc037ff.jpeg

 

I would recommend just replacing the insert to have done with it, and not modding the OEM pipe as you can have all sorts of drama upgrading your pipes due to the way they are stubborn with access. Also, my AN fitted pipe was part of the greater system in the CJ kit, so it all had to come off to replace ALL of the fuel system right up to injectors and back. Not sure you would want to mod a standard fuel line to be AN for the sake of it :blink:

 

Pics circa 2015. Gotta love excuses for pics. :lol:

 

Yeah, pics are everything! ;-)

 

I actually clicked on your "precious is for sale" line out of curiosity; you certainly did a lot to it! If I wasn't rapidly turning in to a little old lady, I'd totally be tempted to sell mine (04 blade silver rays circa 47K) and buy yours! Unfortunately with each day that passes I see myself getting closer and closer to buying something small and "girly" just for convenience really...well that and just waiting for the right electric to come along.

 

Anyway, that's very kind of you to offer to send me the retaining clip for free + postage, and much appreciated. I'll PM you just to make sure you still have my details, and suggest a higher amount as this will be the second time you've gotten me out of a jam!

 

Ava.

 

 

 

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PM Received. All good, thanks :thumbs:

 

For a smaller cute girly car, MX5 RF perhaps?

 

I am trying to persuade my wife to get a red one for the mountain roads in Oz (she is a long term Mazda fan), but she has set her heart on a Toyota GT86/BRZ in white.

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