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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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So if anyone's been following the forums, you know that my fuel pump died outside Sturgis, etc.

Anyways, the symptoms were that I could hear the fuel pump running, but it wouldn't build any pressure. So automatically I relate the problem to the fuel pressure regulator. I pull the pump out of the tank and sure enough the FPR wiggles around in its mount completely loose. I remove the two screws holding it in and the o-rings surrounding it are naturally hardened and flaking away. (Thanks ethanol!)

To the point... I searched around different part stores for a day and found that a 1994 Jeep Wrangler uses and almost identical fuel pressure regulator except it has a vacuum plug on the back. I ordered the o-rings for it for roughly $11 and the fuel pump works perfectly again. ~52psi running and under load.

In the end... At first I was quoted $650 for a new pump(is it gold plated?). Then I was faced with a $200 rebuild(which is a great deal). But I then found this fix for $11.

If anyone else is troubled with this unfortunate fuel pump problem, please look into this simple fix if it applies to your situation. I've rebuilt BMW engines from the ground up and still choked over the cost of parts on this American bike... Hopefully this helps somebody.

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Item #6 on this site if anyone is wondering

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I hope you replaced the supply hose from the pump to the body. If not.....you will be going back in fairly soon

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If you're talking about the small rubber piece between the actual pump and the regulator body, I used a small cut of fuel hose I had
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Why did you let that bad ethanol do that to your o ring?

You've now got me concerned about mine even though it is running like a scalded dog right now.
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Im lucky enough to live near a place that sells no-ethanol fuel, and having done a lot of reading in addition to seeing the results of small engine components that have been ruined by ethanol fuel, i absolutely refuse to run the stuff unless i have no other choice. Ethanol is such a bad idea for so many reasons...you cant run garbage through your fuel system for long periods of time and not expect consequences.
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There is a website I believe that will show you gas stations in your area that sell ethanol free gas. Even provides a Google map to the had station.

Pure-gas.org I think
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Thank you for this post. How did you end up finding this cross reference, that's amazing! Shipping is $14.00 for the $11.00 part. I'll stop at the local Dodge/Jeep dealer to see if they can get this kit.

I have a CCT that has only run about 1 tank of non-ethanol fuel through it in over 27,000 miles. I suspect my o-rings could follow your example. My brother's CCT had the fuel pump fail last week at Sturgis. His bike has less than 10,000 miles on it. Thankfully his extended warranty covered it less the deductible. The dealer took a fuel pump off a bike in their showroom to keep him going!

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Originally Posted by Chattanooga Mark View Post
Thank you for this post. I have a 2012 CCT that has only run about 1 tank of non-ethanol fuel through it in nearly 27,000 miles. I suspect my o-rings could follow your example. A friends 2013 CCT had the fuel pump fail last week at Sturgis. His bike has less than 5000 miles on it. Thankfully his extended warranty covered it for the $50 deductible.
You may want to check but I think your fuel pump is different than earlier models like mine. It's not to say that there isn't a simple fix for yours as well though. Post a picture of your pump when it's out and I may be able to tell if the fuel pressure regulator is the same style
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