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Old 09-04-2010, 01:15 PM
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I just got burned on a houseboat trip to shasta where my 2002 MC Prostar 209 quit working.......fuel pump. It ruined the whole trip of a lifetime. The boat ran perfect up until that very moment. I ran the tank down on purpose prior to the trip so I wouldn't have to tow all that weight around.......bad move? I just got a new pump installed. The part was $673. Did I get ripped? I have replaced the shower pump, heater core, fuel pump, steering cable, and only have 196 hours on the boat. Maybe the Nautique was the way to go???

Thanks for the awesome post Boofer. I learned a lot.
Unless you had to start/stop and pull it uphill all the way, there was nothing to be gained by draining the tank. If you ran it dry, it's not MC's fault that the pump died- they warn against this in the manual and car manuals say the same thing since the MC pump IS a car fuel pump.

"Cheap out on all the parts"? Make a list and look at all of the other boats, so you can see how many are used by other manufacturers.

FYI- when a boat sits for most of its life, parts go bad. Cars are the same and when they sit at the dealer for a long time, they experience "lot rot", which is when parts go bad for no apparent reason. 196 hours in 8 years is almost worth renting a boat instead of buying. Assuming the somewhat typical average Memorial Day to Labor Day season of 13 weeks, it hasn't gotten even 2 hours per week of use. They're made to be used, not to sit. How old was the gas when you started it the first time this year? Old gas, bad gas and gas that has water in it kills fuel pumps and it doesn't matter what kind.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:52 PM
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For the record it seems that all manufactures that use a intank fuel module have this problem. I stopped by the local BU dealer here in CO because they are a incredible dealer. The head tech said that they have the same problem with fuel pumps as they use the same Carter pump, which as previously stated they are the only pump coast gaurd approved (as I am told). I spent some time on some other forums to see if the problem existed and it seems they all have their issues if it is not an intank pump then they seem to have vapor lock issues and cannot restart a hot engine. With Mastercraft selling so many boats I think the problem arises more often here due to quantity of boats out there. Just my thoughts.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:08 AM
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Which pump for my boat

I have a 2006 X2 with the MCX Motor. I'd like to buy a pump to keep in my toolkit. Which of these pumps is most appropriate, I've seen all three of them mentioned in this thread:

AC Delco EP369: http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-EP369-...3747246&sr=8-1

Bosch 69118: http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-69118-Or...d=D8EN8H75M8KA

Airtex E2065 http://www.amazon.com/Airtex-E2065-E...d=D8EN8H75M8KA

Do I need to buy hose and clamps, or will the stuff in these kits (like the Bosch one) be OK??
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:26 PM
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I have a 2006 X2 with the MCX Motor. I'd like to buy a pump to keep in my toolkit. Which of these pumps is most appropriate, I've seen all three of them mentioned in this thread:

AC Delco EP369: http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-EP369-...3747246&sr=8-1

Bosch 69118: http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-69118-Or...d=D8EN8H75M8KA

Airtex E2065 http://www.amazon.com/Airtex-E2065-E...d=D8EN8H75M8KA

Do I need to buy hose and clamps, or will the stuff in these kits (like the Bosch one) be OK??
I can only speak for the Bosch as it works for my boat but you do need to purchase a hose either the one from napa or one from APE as you are very likely to damage the existing hose.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:54 PM
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I have a 2006 X2 with the MCX Motor. I'd like to buy a pump to keep in my toolkit. Which of these pumps is most appropriate, I've seen all three of them mentioned in this thread:

AC Delco EP369: http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-EP369-...3747246&sr=8-1

Bosch 69118: http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-69118-Or...d=D8EN8H75M8KA

Airtex E2065 http://www.amazon.com/Airtex-E2065-E...d=D8EN8H75M8KA

Do I need to buy hose and clamps, or will the stuff in these kits (like the Bosch one) be OK??

I've got 90 hrs on the Airtex...so far so good.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:54 PM
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too-tall did you do the 2065? i see that more and more, but i bought the 2044 (as a backup) that will still work won't it for the MCX?
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:51 PM
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I installed the 2044....It works fine.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:48 AM
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Hi, I have gone through several fuel pumps on my 06 197 and my 03 x5. What a PIMYA and a horrible example of MC not caring about the customer. While I now have the E2044 in my glove box;
I have just found on EBAY the following Carter pump.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CARTE...ssoriesQ5fGear
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:54 AM
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Hi, I have gone through several fuel pumps on my 06 197 and my 03 x5. What a PIMYA and a horrible example of MC not caring about the customer. While I now have the E2044 in my glove box;
I have just found on EBAY the following Carter pump.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CARTE...ssoriesQ5fGear
How many times does someone need to post that a manufacturer can't just haul off and change the fuel pump and that the Coast Guard has to approve it before some of get the point? What have you done in an attempt to work out something with MC? If all you did was come here and biatch about it, then the answer is "Nothing".
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:47 PM
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How many times does someone need to post that a manufacturer can't just haul off and change the fuel pump and that the Coast Guard has to approve it before some of get the point? What have you done in an attempt to work out something with MC? If all you did was come here and biatch about it, then the answer is "Nothing".
Wow, all I did was give my experience. And some really good advice for finding a great price on the approved MC pump. You have no idea what I have done with MC. I had extensive discussions with senior management. The only way MC could respond is by extending the warranty to cover the 2 pumps I have gone through in 2 years, which they kindly told me "no way".
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