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    Hey guys,,I know the amount of flack I'm going to get for doing this,,,so don't crucify me,,last week I installed one of the PROCOMP,,115gph,7psi electric fuel pumps,,I installed it in the right location,,I used the fittings supplied with it,,I used Permetex thread sealer,,basically,,I did everything according to recommendations and supplied instructions.Yesterday,,I was doing a tune on my monster,,and I kept smelling gas fumes,,and I kept checking all of my connections,,and finally found the problem,,,it appears to be the actual body of the pump is cracked and is leaking.Has anyone dealt with the same issues with these pumps.I was hoping that it was the bottom seal that was leaking but it seems up higher on the body of the pump.Now,,it's working great,,other than the fact it's dumping fuel.I don't run alcohol,,I don't run anything that would deteriorate the seals,,so,,just wondering,,is this common,,and if someone has had problems with these,,did you find a way to fix it or should I just go and get another pump and be done with it.

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    well p.o.s casting on that p.o.s pump and you very well could of drove the pipe plugs in to tight with thread sealer it lubes the pipe theads sealer can make cracking the pump body more of a reality abit like a log splitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat mccarthy View Post
    well p.o.s casting on that p.o.s pump and you very well could of drove the pipe plugs in to tight with thread sealer it lubes the pipe theads sealer can make cracking the pump body more of a reality abit like a log splitter
    I'd probably make a phone call to the supplier, see what they say about warranty replacement and go from there. Chances are they're going to say you broke it by overtightening. If they won't send you another one free then you can buy a quality pump to replace it. Summit or Jegs have a bunch to choose from.... You may actually be lucky, cause a crappy fuel pump will probably quit on you at the worst possible time, and you're done. It's a good place not to scrimp, IMO, and you may want to carry a spare on long trips if you keep what you're running.
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    I agree with what these guys said. But, I know guys running those pumps on diesel trucks for the last couple of years and they don't have any problems with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    I'd probably make a phone call to the supplier, see what they say about warranty replacement and go from there. Chances are they're going to say you broke it by overtightening. If they won't send you another one free then you can buy a quality pump to replace it. Summit or Jegs have a bunch to choose from.... You may actually be lucky, cause a crappy fuel pump will probably quit on you at the worst possible time, and you're done. It's a good place not to scrimp, IMO, and you may want to carry a spare on long trips if you keep what you're running.
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    Well, if you bought the pump from any kind of reputable dealer, the good news is they might replace it......the bad news is you'll just get another one like it!!!!!!

    There should be more thought that goes into a purchase of parts other then price point!!!! True, it's getting tough to find American made products that are still reasonably priced. On something like a fuel pump that can leave you stranded with a long walk home, I guess to me it's worth it to spend the extra $$$$$ and get a quality US made product. The overseas manufacturer's just don't have the quality control on the materials they use, or the final finish of the product. Another case of 'you get what you pay for'.

    It's a dilemma, for sure. We all want to buy American made to get the quality we want, but the imports are so much cheaper. Then, we have a lot of people who will condemn all these import fuel and ignition components, but at the same time use Scat and Eagle products in their engines..... I guess we all have to draw the line someplace.....
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    Hey Guys,,thanks for the replies,,,well,,I decided to go back mechanical,,I went out today and got a Carter circle track pump,,and I'm going to bolt it up tomorrow,,I do not even know why I got the wild hair to hook an electric up,,to this engine.I've been using a mecahnical for the last 5 years,,,and I got around a bunch of locals here,,that all told me I should go electric,,,that I would be a lot happier,,,well,,,first off,,,the damn thing was so loud it was drowning out the engine noise,,,and two,,,well,,y'all know what 2 is,,,and to respond,,,NO,,I didn't over-torque the unit,,I made sure of that,,,I'm thinking I picked the wrong spot on the frame to mount it.I figured midway on the frame shouldn't be a bad place,,,but I'm thinking that it just wasn't fastened down well enough to stop vibrations.So,,like I said,,,I went out today and purchased a 100gph,,8psi,,mecanical,,,and I'm calling it fixed.Thanks again for everyones advice and responses.

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    well yep your right and may be guilty. if guys had the money they would be using all USA parts in there engines i been using there rods and cranks for over 10 years knowing were to use the parts and were not to helps BUT i seen many a scat crank under a 800+ engine one over 5 years . but were they can not make stuff is . timming cover.oil pans . valve retainers. valve locks. rocker studs. rocker arms. pushrod gulde plates . intake manifolds . any studs or bolts. blocks. or heads . i been down the road on some of the stuff on the list . some knowing it was china at the time and some not buy a parts house name part finding out after. some it can be made to fit and last and some is just plane junk there steel rods and crank s seem ok there casting of alum is abit iffy
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    Yes it is very hard to build a car or truck these days using everything made in the USA. I try to buy USA before import stuff. I also agree price isn't always the best thing to go off of. Just in searching MII parts, I find a heck of a lot of china junk. That's crazy.
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