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Re: Oil Leak/Fuel Pump
ZukiKid is right!!! On my 1988 (early) Samurai, I had the same oil leak from my fuel pump at 95,000 miles even though the pump was still working fine. I bought a replacement pump (which comes with a new gasket) and replaced it for $55... Yes, you can cap the leak (I did that for one week until I had the time to replace the pump) but that is NOT a valid solution. Your mechanical fuel pump will last approximately 100,000 miles or so. If you don't replace it soon, IT WILL FAIL... and that's a fact of life. If the pump on your parts Zuk is in good shape with less than 75,000 miles on it, use it with a replacement gasket. If the mileage is near 100,000, don't waste your time since that one will be leaking soon also. If money is really tight, save up until you can replace this essential item. Otherwise, you are truly tempting fate... and in this case, you will lose sooner than later...
1988 (early) Suzuki Samurai
"Life is what you make it... make it worthwhile"