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  1. I totally get the "external is easier" thing, but.............. IMO, it should be decades between changes so I can lift the bed to do that every 10 or 15 years. after the 2nd block mounted died on me (3 months after I got the truck), I bolted an old Mallory 140 to the frame of the truck & cut the line & I ran it like that for probably 10 years. no kidding I have NO idea how old it was when I put it on there & it ran for 10 years. it finally gave up the ghost & I did the "in tank retrofit", & it lasted for quite some time (5 years, 7 years.....). I just replaced it earlier this year & it has crapped out on me so Im looking for options. ...... I think Im going to go with the Air Dog & call it a day, but that means I need to get rid of the internal pump. as "luck" would have it, I threw away the original sending unit right before I replaced the in tank one earlier this year so I could not put it back into the truck............. . Now Im working on a draw straw kind of thing. I never thought that crud could be getting in through the roll over valve on the top of the sending unit. Maybe I will stick a filter on it to keep crap out of the tank. Anyone have any idea what that fitting thing is on the bottom of the fuel pump is???? I need to find a battery so I can power the pump & see if stuff goes in or out of it.... thanks Bob How many miles/years did you get on it? Which model do you have?
  2. A few months ago I replaced the in tank lift pump & kept the old one to take apart & mess around with. I really like the idea of the fuel pump in the tank, IMO that is where the pump should be. the Gasser cars get hundreds of thousands of miles on in tank pumps @ high pressure, It sure seems like someone should be able to make a diesel transfer pump that could do the same..... in any case, Ive often wondered what the yellow cross thing is in the module so I took it apart & figured you guys might want to see.. I figured someone might need to know which wires goto which pins on the inside connector. The amount of junk on the screen really shocked me. Im not sure where its coming from, but when I put this module into the truck (years ago) there was nothing in the bottom of the tank. now clearly dirt is getting in somehow........... Kind of makes me wonder if there really is nothing wrong with the pump & its just getting starved for fuel, by this filter as well as the one in the bottom of the basket that filters the fuel going up into the basket from the bottom....... Close up of the valves between the goes-outta & goes-inta the two nipples on the right are the "out" & the 2 on the left are the "IN". Im guessing the valve on the right is an anti-drainback valve. the one that goes across the 2 Im guessing is a "bypass" or "internal regulator" kind of deal. that keeps fuel flowing through the pump to keep it cool while its not working too hard. IMO, this explains why the pumps dont change pitch @ all. its because they are never truly dead headed. Kind of makes me wonder what kind of pressures these pumps generate. Maybe I will do some testing when I get some "free time". LOL. This thing I dont understand........... the red pen marks are just to show what is connected to what, not an indication of flow direction.... the 90* on the right does not appear to do anything in this application. its not connected to anything its just a 90*. the thing that comes out of the pump & goes to what looks like an eductor is super strange. Clearly the super large screen is where the fuel goes into the pump, but for it to turn around & come out of the small hole on the side is strange & what is the purpose of it???? this is how it is mounted so it sits on the bottom of the pump module. is it designed to stir up the fuel in the pump module? keep it moving or keep it from gelling up or something............. Id love to hear some idea's.... this is just the stuff I scrapped off of the screen with a screw driver. then I used some brake cleaner & a tooth brush to clean it up. This picture is post scraping & pre cleaning. Not sure where all of this crap came from......... Its not showing up in the fuel filter in the Engine compartment........
  3. Bobalos

    Preferred vendor for diesel parts...

    DAP, Thanks, but no thanks. based on the way you (whoever you are) handled this (& the emails I have received recently) ....... I will stand by my statement & take my money elsewhere. You are who you are, when no-one is looking.......... Bob
  4. Bobalos

    Preferred vendor for diesel parts...

    I had not intended in getting into a debate of this or turning it into a bashing session, but as you brought it up............. When I contacted DAP, the injectors were still good cores. the value of cores is based on what the market can supply to builders. DAP STILL thinks that they are worth $100. regardless of if I bought them 30 minutes ago, 30 days ago or 30 months ago, they are still worth $100. To make an excuse that "our system wont allow us to return the Core Deposit after X amount of days is ridiculous". that simply means you dont care enough to make it happen. to say "Many shops do 1/2 credit or no credit after 30 or 60 days. We often extend full credit on cores to 6 months on request." Maybe the policy on the return window for cores should be stated somewhere.......... I just put the same set of injectors into my cart & nowhere did it say I had to return the cores w/in X number of days. What really chaps my *** is that both of the above excuses are just that, excuses. knowing I paid $100 for the deposit & to offer me $60 is simply ripping me off. What is says to me is that "Im making up an excuse to take $40 from you". because A, clearly the deposit CAN be returned to me or it would not have been offered & B, your website states that the value of a set of Cores is still $100, but........ Im not going to give you that, Im going to give you $60. And no I dont think you are sorry, or you would have contacted me directly instead of making excuses. Mike, this is NOT the direction I wanted this to go. I hope you can understand my position. Bob
  5. Bobalos

    Preferred vendor for diesel parts...

    Thanks Mike, I will give them a call. BTW, I lied about DAP, I have used them before. I bought a set of Bosch New Injector RV275 Marine 300 40HP - 0432193635 from them & when I went to return the cores they told me that they would only give me $60 for them, not the full core value (Mind you it was a year later, none the less, the way it was handled was unacceptable to me). That pissed me off, so I wont be going back to them. thanks again folks, Bob
  6. Bobalos

    Preferred vendor for diesel parts...

    Awesome!!! I have heard of DAP, however have not used them before. Id love to support someone that supports the community & the forum. thanks Bob
  7. Does anyone have a preferred vendor for diesel parts? I need to buy a new lift pump & a pick up tube kit & would like to talk with someone that A: could find a fuel tank in the dark with both hands. B: has an online store that has good prices. I have bought from Geno's, Alligator & some other online place before & not had a bad experience, just figured I would ask if anyone has a place that they love.... thanks Bob
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  9. Bobalos

    Front and Rear bumper build

    The hardest part of every project.......
  10. Has anyone built an on board air compressor type of a deal on their trucks? Im looking for ideas... One of the guys @ work has a bagged Toyota & he suggested some of those compressors. It looks like that might be an option..... It seems to me that there might be a belt driven option for the Cummins motor for other uses....... I could not find anything that might be a good solution. Bob
  11. I just bought this & glued it onto mine with some "Shoe Goo". Amazon has them for WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY cheaper than Orilies.... I like that its not a 90* so you can aim it, so that it does not drip in the inner fender well.... Bob
  12. 10-4. I was going to try to run something through it ...
  13. I crawled up under it a few minutes ago..... I think I figured out what y'all are talking about. Not sure how I forgot about this.... I do know why I didn't see it..... It right up on the bottom of the accumulator... So if I put a short hose that heads out of the bottom of the truck, that should do the trick.... ?? Thanks Bob
  14. work: Nose down (a little bit). Home: Nose up (a little bit).
  15. folks, I just went through all of my pictures when I had the box out & dont see any hoses on the box @ all. makes me think that either Im not understanding or it was has not been there the whole time. I did just go & take a few pictures.... the only place there is a rubber hose on the AC box............ To be honest Im not sure how this does anything, it goes from the box to inside of the motor...... Where is that supposed to drain from/too? the only other 2 penetrations, are the Evap hoses & the Heater Hoses. the Evap hoses have the small 1/8" vacuum line that works its way over to the ported vacuum switch on the dash..... thanks again folks........ I think its time for me to make my annual contribution to the site........... Bob