Fuel Pump is capoot. Going with the Carter Fuel Pump alternative. I've got to the point where I need some advice on how to close things up.
Their is a slight difference on the top of the pump where the hose connects on. The LR pump (pictured on the left) is barbed where the Carter pump (pictured on the right) is smooth, making the hose a bit loose fitting. My question is, will a small stainless hose clamp suffice or do I need to replace the hose with something that's a closer fit?
Also, as a lesson learned, the strainer at the bottom comes off with a pair of pliers around the metal ring that attaches to the bottom of the pump. I got anxious and ripped it (second picture). I found a post from Matt Hurst that referenced a strainer part no. STS2 for this fuel pump. I'll have to get this tomorrow.
It's funny, when the D90 was for sale, a couple of interested peeps asked what I would do if I were keeping it. I said, "Well, it's got a 100K miles on it with the original fuel pump. I'd drop the tank and replace the pump." I feel like that Galpin fella, have 2 rovers but can only keep one on the road