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    Fuel pump, dmc

    HI, I was wondering how folks that have bought DMCs new(relatively speaking) are liking the new unit? I have been using the original and always keep a spare pump handy so WHEN they fail, I can quickly repair and get back on the road.
    If the new unit fails...???
    I have ordered the new unit, but want to know if folks find it reliable.
    THX

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    18 pages on this for your reading pleasure:

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?38...p-sender-combo!
    -----Dan B.

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    Thx. I read thru it, but it still doesn't really answer the question of longterm reliability. 'Preciate the link tho.

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    I apologize, perhaps I took that thread differently. From that link, I got the impression there were some who had experienced failures and went with different pumps but overall the experience had been good, with Dana stating he's had 7 years of service on his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvfr750f View Post
    Thx. I read thru it, but it still doesn't really answer the question of longterm reliability. 'Preciate the link tho.
    I posted about that exact issue in the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by dn010 View Post
    I apologize, perhaps I took that thread differently. From that link, I got the impression there were some who had experienced failures and went with different pumps but overall the experience had been good, with Dana stating he's had 7 years of service on his.
    We should be measuring mileage, not years.
    I put on up to 20,000kms per year on my car. I know this is more than some deloreans get in a decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    We should be measuring mileage, not years.
    I put on up to 20,000kms per year on my car. I know this is more than some deloreans get in a decade.
    That is a good point.

    Personally, all it took was reading about the struggles both you and Marc had, add the price tag, and I've decided on the Tahoe pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dn010 View Post
    That is a good point.

    Personally, all it took was reading about the struggles both you and Marc had, add the price tag, and I've decided on the Tahoe pump.
    Me too. Itís my next project.

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    For any new pump or module, I feel very strongly that the flexible lines should be nylon, PTFE or other material suitable for use with barbed fittings. Or at least the feed line since it's at 70psi on a K-jet setup. Several of us have had rubber-type EFI hoses come loose. Gates/ Napa specifically list on the Barricade datasheet that rubber lines are not to be installed on barbed fittings. Mine came loose on a 44psi EFI setup.

    But it will increase the PITA factor during install, as the original barbed fitting to the hardline must be removed which takes both finesse and leverage. Finding a compatible check valve is also an issue.

    Or you'd need a special purpose surgical tool that could press the new hose in to place leaving the barb installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    We should be measuring mileage, not years.
    I put on up to 20,000kms per year on my car. I know this is more than some deloreans get in a decade.
    Right on Josh! I think the same! I plan to drive my car x country and want to know that the new setup won't fail. Id hate to have to replace something so pricey. The old setup may not be very reliable, but I can plan for that failure. Of course, Id rather not have to worry about the issue, but I still haven't seen the end all... on the fuel pump problem.

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