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12-17-2011 05:05 PM
bentwings I think I confused you. We use the same pump with different electrical connections on the diesel trucks. The One you see in Summit is for gas for our hotrods. It is a good pump and I think a bit quieter than the average vane pump.
12-16-2011 09:32 PM
72ardosnova I didn't realize they are diesel sorry my mistake
12-16-2011 04:59 PM
bentwings The Carter pump is a good pump for gas. Our diesel trucks come with them however if they go 100k miles it's time to replace them or at least carry a spare and tools to change them. Actually they have very poor rep on the Dodge 24 valve diesel.
12-16-2011 03:58 PM
Choptop26 Yes , we are the same . I don't know how I got the user names confused . I'll try to delete one . Sorry .
12-16-2011 02:45 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by chucksdart
I agree that $100 is kind of pricey but it's hard to put a price on your safety . But , we all have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to cost . I may just put one of the oil pressure safety switches on it that will cut the ignition and fuel pump if oil pressure is not present . I'll just have to remember to crash hard enough to kill the motor !! IIRC those switches cost considerably less .

I just had another conversation with Skip White Performance about the leaky fuel pump and remarkably Rob just happened to be talking with their tech about it when I called ! Wow ! What a coincidence ! He again apologized for not calling me back like he said he would (for the third time ) and went on to tell me that his tech said he has only seen this happen one other time and for me to get two in a row ... well, he just can't imagine what the odds must be . .
I'm confused. Are you and Choptop26 the same person, with two user names?
12-16-2011 01:10 PM
72ardosnova Go With Carter Electronic Fuel Pump
12-16-2011 12:22 PM
chucksdart I agree that $100 is kind of pricey but it's hard to put a price on your safety . But , we all have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to cost . I may just put one of the oil pressure safety switches on it that will cut the ignition and fuel pump if oil pressure is not present . I'll just have to remember to crash hard enough to kill the motor !! IIRC those switches cost considerably less .

I just had another conversation with Skip White Performance about the leaky fuel pump and remarkably Rob just happened to be talking with their tech about it when I called ! Wow ! What a coincidence ! He again apologized for not calling me back like he said he would (for the third time ) and went on to tell me that his tech said he has only seen this happen one other time and for me to get two in a row ... well, he just can't imagine what the odds must be . I guess he is implying I bought a new fuel pump and just decided to pull a perfectly good pump off of my car and want to exchange it TWICE . During this conversation he did ask me for the second time if I bought it within the last thirty days . Again , looking for a reason not to stand behind their products. Can you tell I'm PO'd ??? I have never bad mouthed a seller because of one bad transaction but this takes the cake . I would like to speak with Skip White himself just to make sure he knows this is how his customers are being treated . I can't imagine this is how he wants his business run .
12-16-2011 10:20 AM
1971BB427 I don't have an inertia switch, but they are nice! I have a simple emergency off switch that is a toggle with the red snap cover and labeled "fuel pump". Of course the drawback over an inertia is I have to be concious to operate it.
12-16-2011 09:27 AM
Landshark928 I have bought several items form Skip. Never an issue. Emails answered quickly.
12-15-2011 10:18 PM
66GMC
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Originally Posted by Choptop26
No , it was Skip White Performance . Has anyone had any dealings with them , good or bad ? Guess I'll call again tommorrow and if no results , screw them , I will fix it myself using bentwings method . Hey timothale , how does that crash shut off switch work ? Got a part # ? Sounds like a great thing to have .

NAPA # FPS100

Ford called them an inertia switch. Others call them a fuel pump cut-out switch. Activated by inertia ... when they sense a sudden change in direction (i.e. "g-forces" from a crash or roll-over) they cut the power to the pump.

Warning ... not cheap.
12-15-2011 09:13 PM
Choptop26 No , it was Skip White Performance . Has anyone had any dealings with them , good or bad ? Guess I'll call again tommorrow and if no results , screw them , I will fix it myself using bentwings method . Hey timothale , how does that crash shut off switch work ? Got a part # ? Sounds like a great thing to have .
12-15-2011 09:02 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Choptop26
Called the place I got it and they agreed it's a bad pump and said they would send me a diiferent pump . The guy said he would call me right back and tell me how to ship the bad pump back . Waited all day and never heard back . Called him again the next day and he profusely appologized for dropping the ball and not calling me back . Said he would get right on it and call right back . That was noon yesterday and haven't heard from him yet . What is up with this place ? I have a whole list of stuff totalling over $1K that I planned on ordering from them if they did good on the first order . Forget that ! They cured me .
Wasn't KMJ was it? I have that same pump, and mine leaked from the same area. I did a new gasket like Bentwings mentioned, using slightly thicker material, and it's never leaked a drop since.
12-14-2011 10:14 PM
UPandComing any place like that does not deserve your money order your parts else where try s&w race cars try jegs or summit, for fuel items go holley or blp, maybe even quickfuel. iv found buying name brand parts may cost more but not only are you buying the part your buying the name that backs the part..just my 2 cents
12-14-2011 09:42 PM
Choptop26 Called the place I got it and they agreed it's a bad pump and said they would send me a diiferent pump . The guy said he would call me right back and tell me how to ship the bad pump back . Waited all day and never heard back . Called him again the next day and he profusely appologized for dropping the ball and not calling me back . Said he would get right on it and call right back . That was noon yesterday and haven't heard from him yet . What is up with this place ? I have a whole list of stuff totalling over $1K that I planned on ordering from them if they did good on the first order . Forget that ! They cured me .
12-12-2011 08:07 AM
bentwings I'd go after that thin bottom plate. It see the full pressure and is pretty thin. I have a Blue pump that developec a seep/leak around the plate. I took it off made a new gasket and carfeully sanded the plate flat with a disc sander. Then I finished it very smooth. When installing it tighten the blots up as evenly as possible to prevent warping. This fixed mine.....17k miles and 2+years. If the bolts are tightened too much the plate bends down at the edges and causes a leak.

I have a similar pump called a lift pump on my Cummins diesel and it has never leaked in 10 yr and 250k miles.

This failing I think a new thicker plate finished the same way would probably work.

Some of these pumps do need a return line. easy to do. Just tee into the output and install a check valve set a couple pounds higher than you use at the reg.

Good vibrations Racing has them for about $35. there are others but I use lots of their stuff.
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