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Re: 1.6 Cabrio

I would recommend checking the floor on either side just forward of the rear of the door opening. There are what appear to be reinforcing plates which can trap dirt where they join the floor. If there is any sign of corrosion, remove the front seats and carpet and look from above, it will look worse from here, but also be easier to repair from above. On mine one side was worse than the other and I had to cut out a small section of floorpan which gave me access to the top of the reinforcing plate to remove rust, treat, paint with weld-though primer, then weld in a small repair section to the floor. After paint it was given a good coat of waxoil underneath.
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Fuel pump failed today and its only a few months old! Can anyone recommend a pump that will last for more than a year? Last one didn't last much longer.
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Re: 1.6 Cabrio

strange that, hows the inside of your tank looking, any crud and/or rust in there? Or do the cabbies have the plastic tank? Might be worth dropping the tank and giving it a damn good clean out if anything in there.

Do these pumps you've fitted have a gauze on the bottom where it picks up fuel. Any crap in the bottom of the fuel sender? bag filter defo properly fitted properly?

Brand wise, I'd just get one with a known name, walbro, bosch etc and avoid unbranded or unknown names and it should be fine.

Only other thing i can think of is when was the inline filter last changed? Perhaps its a bit clogged and overworking the pump?
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I have just ordered a magneti marelli pump, so hopefully that should last a bit longer. The tank is plastic and clean and the pump has both a gauze bag filter and a second filter on the intake. The in-line filter has also been regularly changed. Let's hope this lasts. The annoying thing is that the original pump was still working, but one of the external connectors snapped, so I replaced it. Unfortunately, I threw the original away, but realise with hindsight that I should have kept the motor.
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