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post #1 of 6 Old 05-24-2011, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Close call with fuel pump shortage

Just dodged a bullet with expensive fuel pump replacement-- My 2003 DL1000 (new to me this spring) just died, briefly-- tried to start it but it kept blowing ignition fuses-- Bad wire, right? OK, so it went into the shop and at first they thought the fuel pump was dead. The bottom of the tank was full of rust, I guess someone stored it improperly one winter. OK, here's the important part of the message; ALL THE PLACES THEY TRIED FOR A NEW FUEL PUMP SAID THEY ARE UNAVAILABLE AND ON BACK ORDER, so I hope none of you have a problem. Anyway, turns out the pump wires are bare once they enter the tank, and a chunk of rust was shorting one out, and that's all it was. Btw, the pump itself is priced at over $700 CDN, so again I hope none of you have any problems with yours.
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-24-2011, 08:36 PM
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Thanks for the tip.
That must've been one cruddy gas tank.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-24-2011, 10:10 PM
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I wonder if it was related to the tsunami?

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I wonder if it was related to the tsunami?
The rust in his tank? I've seen a lot of things blamed on those tsunamis but that's stretching it.

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A dog took a leak on my kid brothers HD tire and it wouldn't start. Another time it looked like rain and it wouldn't start. lol
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-25-2011, 09:42 AM
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The rust in his tank? I've seen a lot of things blamed on those tsunamis but that's stretching it.
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