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Old 08-23-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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installing a 255 pump, any tips?

i bought the pump and im going to install it next weekend and wanted to know if anyone who has done it before has any tips of how to do it. (1999 9-3)

i think i might cut a hole where the spare tires is to get to the pump.

im going to take alot of pictures when i do it.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:55 PM   #2
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Do a search, there are LOADS of photos from me, adshaft, and someone else who have recently done it. Plenty of tips too.

It's pretty straight forward
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Here's one of them: https://www.saablink.net/forum/showth...install+walbro

lots of pics
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i saw that but i think i thought it was for a 9k... i guess not.
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Oh yeah it is for a 9000, but it's a good cross reference.
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i was looking for someone who did it on a 9-3
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The pump assembly and housing is damn near identical. The only difference is how you're going to go about removing the pump assy from the tank (much easier on a 9000).

I have two pump assemblies sitting on a shelf right now, one is a 1999 9-3, the other from a 1995 9000, I honestly can't tell which one is which at the moment

edit: so what I am saying is that all the info you're going to find from my install is 100% applicable to a 9-3.
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The pump assembly and housing is damn near identical. The only difference is how you're going to go about removing the pump assy from the tank (much easier on a 9000).

I have two pump assemblies sitting on a shelf right now, one is a 1999 9-3, the other from a 1995 9000, I honestly can't tell which one is which at the moment

edit: so what I am saying is that all the info you're going to find from my install is 100% applicable to a 9-3.
thats nice to know, thanks
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The only difference, after looking back at adshaft's thread, is that he had to "build up" the pump with heat shrink because it was too small for the basket.

On a 9-3, or newer 9000 its the opposite, you have to take a little bit off the basket because the 255 is bigger than the stock one. But, you'll be able to figure it out when you get to that point, up until then the basket and everything comes apart the same.
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i think i might cut a hole where the spare tires is to get to the pump.
Lift up the rear seat, you will see an access whole in the carpet, go in from there, NOT the spare tire area. You will have to cut a little sheet metal with some snips but the seat is going to cover anything you do.
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Lift up the rear seat, you will see an access whole in the carpet, go in from there, NOT the spare tire area. You will have to cut a little sheet metal with some snips but the seat is going to cover anything you do.
i saw that but then i saw that you should go from the back and it got me all messed up. i will do that because i do not want to drop the tank again... that was not fun at all.
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sorry to thread jack but does eeuro or anyplace for that matter have the fuel level sending unit because im running the original stock fuel pump and my fuel gauge is definitely not correct. end thread jack
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If you are asking about a fuel level sensor, don't know if it's for your 9-3 or your 9000, but I think those fuel level sensors are not sold seperately. Might need to buy the whole housing. I personally would not buy it new for $450, I'd probably just get a good working used one.
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yeah its for my 9-3. i had a feeling it was one of those things you had to buy as a whole... does anyone have a good working one sitting around???
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:27 PM   #15
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Those things look damn near identical. Got one from my 93 9000 aero. It worked before I stripped the car. Would have to find it though. Don't know if it would work on your 9-3.

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