This easy to install kit could do wonders for your older diesel engine. The lift pump is almost always forgotten when it comes to maintenance on the OM616 and OM617 engines. If you are struggling with undiagnosed starting and power-related issues, ( after adjusting the valves, checking compression, checking fuel injectors and changing fuel filters ) rebuilding the pump that delivers fuel from the tank to the injection pump could possibly solve your problem. Watch the video below as Kent explains more and shows what is involved in the job.
- Genuine Overhaul replacement parts
- New gasket
- Gasket sealant
- 3 new locking nuts
- New primer pump copper sealing ring
- Razorblade to clean off the old gasket
- Video instructions by Kent
- As of Jan. 22, 2020 special wrench included and the price of the kit increased
Here is the very short 10mm wrench now included. It is different from the one shown in the video as it is a full combination wrench. Kent found this after filming the video and discovered the box end is narrow enough that it can be used on some of the lift pump nuts. This makes this wrench the best bet for the job.
We recommend also replacing the hand primer pump unless you have done that recently. The Monark all-metal pump from Germany is the best in the world. See related products below: