Opel/Vauxhall 2.2 Direct F5R high pressure pump

temporarily out of stock
High pressure F5R UE116150EA fuel pump with a mounting set for Opel / Vauxhall 2.2 Direct. This pump is significantly more durable than the original Continental diaphragm pump. This is an alternative solution to the Bosch piston pump.

This set includes:
1. F5R fuel pump
2. Steel fuel line connector
3. Mounting bolts

This part is suitable for:
Opel/Vauxhall Astra H 2.2 Direct MK5 2004-, engine code Z22YH
Opel/Vauxhall Zafira B 2.2 Direct 2005-, engine code Z22YH
Opel/Vauxhall Vectra C 2.2 Direct 2002-2008, engine code Z22YH
Opel/Vauxhall Insignia/Signum 2.2 Direct 2003- 2008, engine code Z22YH

Wight 1,2kg

Assembly is very simple, taking around 15 minutes and only requires basic tools. All needed parts are included in the set. As part of assembly, unscrew the original fuel input connector from the GM pump and attach to the F5R pump. In addition keep the original black plastic spacer located between the pump and cylinder head for the new F5R pump assembly.

This is a piston pump so Opel statement does not apply any more "E10 fuel can be used in all petrol-engine Vauxhall vehicles except models with the 2.2-litre direct-injection petrol engine (code Z22YH) used in Vectra, Signum and Zafira.”

Safety note
for the safety reasons, the pump requires a fuel pressure regulator manufactured after 266 09, a reconditioned regulator or a new one. The assembly of regulators manufactured before this date is forbidden. The year of production is the last two digits in the third row on the regulator housing (266 09 > 266 day of 2009). We suggest to install regulators manufactured in 2011 or newer.

Technical note
To diagnose the fuel system, a multimeter with a Hz/% function can measure the PWM signal of the fuel pressure regulator, which is the most important parameter of the pressure regulation system. This parameter is not available from any diagnostic device.

The optimal range of operation for the PWM signal is between 15-45% however the lower the value of signal the easier it maintains correct pressure. At engine idle the signal should between be 15-25% depending on the temperature of the engine as well as the type/condition of the regulator. If the PWM signal at idle is outside normal operating range, the fuel pressure regulator or sensor most likely needs to be replaced.

At full engine load the PWM signal should be within 30-40%. If the PWM signal if over 45% for a 3 seconds there will be a P1191 Fuel Pressure System Malfunction fault. If under load the PWM signal is erroneous then most likely the fuel pump needs to be replaced.

Frequently asked questions and answers

- does the F5R pump fit the Direct engine? YES, the pumps are manufactured for the Z22YH engine so they fit

- does the pump have a warranty? YES, pumps have 2 years warranty regardless of mileage. Each pump has a serial number so we know when it was sold and the warranty period is counted from that date. You do not need to store any purchase documents

- can I install the pump myself? YES, it's simple and requires some basic keys

- is it necessary to replace the regulator? NO, it is described exactly at the bottom of the page with pressure regulators

- is the pump diaphragm or piston? F5R pumps are piston pumps, the pressing elements are three steel pistons

- are piston pumps better than diaphragm pumps? it cannot be clearly stated, both have their pros and cons. Diaphragm pumps are hydraulic pumps so as long as there is oil in the pump, they practically do not wear out and are therefore mechanically very durable. The disadvantage is that high pressures of 100 bar can damage membranes. Piston pumps are mechanical pumps, parts work in petrol without lubrication and only use the phenomenon of liquid friction, in addition, the guides are covered with a DLC coating that reduces friction and extends the service life. Despite this, the pumps are slowly wearing out. The advantage is the resistance to pressure, They withstand about 300 bar so the maximum working pressure of 110 bar is a piece of cake

- are piston pumps trouble-free? NO, there is nothing faultless, even a hammer can be broken, let alone such a complicated element as a pump. There are only more or less trouble-free things and the piston pump belongs to those less trouble-free

- what is the life of the pump? this is not yet known, pumps should be able to withstand mileage of 200,000 km, but none of the pumps manufactured have such a course yet. One of the first examples has now traveled about 50 thousand km and is comparable to the new pump

- what can break in the pump? practically nothing, because the elements are made of the best materials available. In principle, the pump can only become clogged due to impurities from the fuel. The discharge valve gap is 0.05mm and anything of this diameter can block the valve, the pump will stop working

- what to do if the pump is damaged in the route? in the case of deep emergency mode (complete lack of power), turn off the engine, wait about 30 seconds and remove the plug from the pressure regulator. After starting the engine, you can drive without major problems to about 3000 rpm