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Old 08-26-2014, 07:56 AM   #1
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Fuel pump replacement - cost?

How much should it cost me to have the fuel pump and fuel filter replaced on my 2001S? I just had it done at a local indie shop in So. Cali., and the bill was $800. Seemed a little steep, so I thought I'd ask the question. I was charged $295 for labor, $414 for the fuel pump assembly, and $47 for the fuel filter. Perhaps this is completely within reason, but any input?

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Old 08-26-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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The pump my cost from Porsche was $310 list is $435. 3 hours labor just completed. My guess would be I could do under 2 hour if completed again.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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Personally I'd go with a good used pump. The fuel filter in mine clogged (integrated into sending unit) and was burning up the new Porsche pumps. Ended up replacing the fuel pump and the sending units with used examples and it's been great since.

But it shouldn't cost $400+ for a new pump. Replacement shouldn't take too long, I think I can do it in an hour now.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:48 AM   #4
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I replaced my fuel filter over last Christmas with a Mann and it was around $32 I think. I just checked on Amazon and it looks like the price is down to around $26.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CB6DDK/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I priced out fuel pumps earlier this year when my car broke down, but it turned out to be the crank position sensor. I had a similar experience as you, the shop charged me twice the price for the sensor as I could have gotten it myself. They say it is because there is a parts and labor warranty on the part. Looking at my notes the price for a Porsche fuel pump (mine was a 2000, unsure if the 2001 is different) was $511.44 for the Porsche pump, a continental VDO pump was $311.86 and Pelican Parts had them for $277.50. Prices may have changed since then.

I ended up not doing the fuel pump since it was the sensor, (so I don't have a guess on labor, but 1-2 hrs sounds reasonable) but when I did the fuel filter it took about an hour, and the car was already jacked up because I was doing some other work, so I didn't count that time. So 3 hrs total sounds reasonable, ~$300 for labor sounds about right.

The parts sound a little high, but if it is Porsche branded parts then it sounds about right.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:36 AM   #5
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I would say that's pretty inline with what I've seen out and about. The biggest piece is the cost of the part - check with your shop next time what options you have for the part. Some shops will let you source your own which might save you some money going forward.

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