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roche1800



Member Since: 07 Apr 2020
Location: derbyshire
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Fuel Pressure Regulator
So I need to replace mine as diesel is leaking somewhere, would you go:

- genuine
- after market (if so which one)
- repair kit (but I don’t know if mine is genuine)

130k miles 2003 td5

Any help would be appreciated…
Post #972975 30th Nov 2022 5:49pm
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BaronDefenders



Member Since: 28 Jun 2019
Location: London/Cotswolds
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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 90 Td5 SW Santorini Black
Genuine or branded original equipment (Bosch).

Yes you’ll pay more, but you shouldn’t have to do the job again in a hurry. Charlie

1949 Series 1 80 (SOLD)
2002 Td5 90 (SOLD)
2008 Freelander 2 (SOLD)

1958 Series 2 88 Pastel Green (2019 LR Legends Best Restored)
1983 V8 110 Limestone (Previously owned by Tom Sheppard MBE)
2004 Td5 90 Santorini Black (Td5INSIDE Powered & Rebuilt by CSK)
2012 Puma 110 Zermatt Silver (Overlanding Build)

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Post #972976 30th Nov 2022 5:54pm
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geobloke



Member Since: 06 Nov 2012
Location: North Wales, UK
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As above.

Make sure you get the right version for your engine, plus gasket. I would also strongly recommend that you buy a small torque wrench to fit the FPR as it is remarkably easy to deform the gasket by over tightening it.
Post #972979 30th Nov 2022 6:04pm
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rallysteve



Member Since: 10 Feb 2014
Location: South Yorks
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Keswick Green
I would also buy the small o-ring 02' 110 TD5 Double Cab Rebuild Thread
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Post #972983 30th Nov 2022 6:56pm
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lord-haggis



Member Since: 12 Feb 2020
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I used the X8R repair kit, it came with a genuine regulator and the rest of the gubbins. It took about an hour to fit on the driveway and its been on for about 3k miles and no issues.

You'll need a 3/8th and a load of different sized extensions and a 0-60nm tq wrench and a bucket of brake cleaner. Belize Green TD5 110 Double Cab aka Le Farm Truck
Post #972988 30th Nov 2022 7:15pm
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Mdm



Member Since: 11 Sep 2013
Location: Sunny Lancashire
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allmakes are ok or bearmach or a branded one will last longer.

the kits dont seem to last well or even work from the start.

double check the tiny o'rings are ok and you the correct one for your engine
Post #972992 30th Nov 2022 7:34pm
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lord-haggis



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Only small problem with that is bearmach don’t exist anymore Belize Green TD5 110 Double Cab aka Le Farm Truck
Post #973006 30th Nov 2022 10:03pm
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MadTom



Member Since: 10 Sep 2013
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Czech Republic 1999 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Baltic Blue
Use only LR gasket. I had few repairs, when aftermaket gaskets just didnot work. Because the original gasket is cheap, there is no need to use some aftermarket with questinable quality. "Drobek" = The Small One - Discovery 2, "Blufínek" = The Blue Thing - Defender 130, and for me at least Ford Mondeo Smile
Post #973026 1st Dec 2022 5:51am
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Penfold_6290



Member Since: 22 Sep 2021
Location: Dorset
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Epsom Green
I can also vouch for the X8R repair kit. I did mine 3 years ago due to a leak (coupled with a leaking rocker cover gasket = messy) and it has been perfectly fine since then.
Post #973053 1st Dec 2022 9:52am
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Mdm



Member Since: 11 Sep 2013
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bearmach maybe gone but their stock is around and many dealers have plenty of stock still to sell.
Post #973128 1st Dec 2022 8:50pm
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A.Rubio



Member Since: 04 Mar 2017
Location: Rocafort -Valencia
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Spain 
Regulador de presion Bosch ref.- 0 280 160 575 de 4Bares
Post #973338 3rd Dec 2022 7:03pm
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Notyalc



Member Since: 27 Jul 2018
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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 90 Td5 HT Epsom Green
Penfold_6290 wrote:
I can also vouch for the X8R repair kit. I did mine 3 years ago due to a leak (coupled with a leaking rocker cover gasket = messy) and it has been perfectly fine since then.


+1 from me…
Post #973384 4th Dec 2022 4:27pm
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andyg0141



Member Since: 25 Feb 2022
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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 90 Td5 XS CSW Rimini Red
The X8R kits seem to get the best write-up. I purchased one for my TD5 but then found a new genuine FPR for £40 more (eBay bargain find) so ended up replacing the whole thing and thankfully no more leaks!
Post #974343 12th Dec 2022 9:44am
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Lionel



Member Since: 12 Aug 2008
Location: Melbourne
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Penfold_6290 wrote:
I can also vouch for the X8R repair kit. I did mine 3 years ago due to a leak (coupled with a leaking rocker cover gasket = messy) and it has been perfectly fine since then.


I can thoroughly endorse the X8R repair kit. It comes with a Bosch FPR included, & good quality O rings & gaskets (covers both early & late FPR units).

I have had 10,000Km or so out of this kit, & no problems at all.

Cheers,

Lionel
Post #974354 12th Dec 2022 11:36am
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