Engine Feed Pumps

The – literal – driving force that propels your ship naturally needs fuel to do so. Fuel enters your engine via a feed pump. This part sucks the fuel from your tank and transports it through the fine filter to the injection pump. Overall, this component is quite small, but very important. If you have problems with your engine and the feed pump turns out to be the problem, you can order a new one from AB Marine Service very easily!

Fuel feed pump

For proper distribution of your fuel, do you need a new feed pump? Then you’re in for a treat at AB Marine Service! Of course, you do want to make sure you choose the right type and brand. Fortunately, we have a wide range of models from the following manufacturers:

Volvo Penta

Not quite sure if you are making the right choice? If so, please feel free to contact us! Based on your specific situation, in most cases we can quickly tell you which fuel feed pump you need.

Diesel feed pump

Cruising on an empty tank is obviously never convenient when you have a long way to go, but it is also unwise on a technical level. This is because fuel has a cooling function for the feed pump, fuel pump and injectors of your diesel engine. Therefore, keep your tank as full as possible, at least for a quarter. This also prevents condensation on the wall of the tank during cooling. In short, for your diesel engine’s feed pump to work optimally, there must be enough fuel in your tank.

Diesel feed pump broken

A few times a year it is necessary to do some maintenance in the engine room, which will help you prevent your diesel engine’s feed pump from breaking down. Check the (pre)filters and other parts. Sometimes there is even a mesh in the pump, you can often see this on the cover on the feed pump. You can then loosen it with a central bolt. Clean these components and make sure nothing is clogged. If you have any doubts about the operation of the feed pump, you can always use the manual feed pump siphon to try whether pressure can still be built up.