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Old 07-16-2009, 11:08 AM
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EP356 or E2044 aftermkt fuel pumps still pumping? Carter pump improved?

I had a nightmare fuel pump failure, and I'm gonna try to replace it myself using Boofer's instructions, but I'm leaning toward the ACDelco ep356 or Advance Auto Parts E2044 alternative.

These will work well? Does anybody have any new info, insights or suggestions?

my boat '05 X2 w/ Rpt-1


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Old 07-16-2009, 11:23 AM
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I make a point of following these fuel pump threads, Stu. I was intially skeptical a few years ago when posters here started commenting on just replacing the pump rather than the whole module. In all that time, however, I've not seen anyone report a failure of one of those aftermarket pumps, and virtually everyone has commented on how the Delco and Airtex pumps appear to be better made. It's an important solution, of course since the MasterCraft solution costs $500+ and their pump module is a part that tends to be perpetually out of stock.

Supposedly, their new pumps are better-made, but there's been only silence from MasterCraft on the issue, and as a result no gaurantee that spending that $500+ to have an MC dealer replace the module will get you one of these new Millenium pumps.

Some MC-owning friends of mine and I have all pitched in to get a spare MasterCraft module to keep around on a shelf just in case, but bottom line, I'm going to go drop $100 at Advance Auto and get one of these pumps to keep around as a spare for myself.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:02 PM
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No those are the pumps you want. It is not all that difficult if you or a friend have some auto/motor repair experience. If not i would just try to find someone who does to be there to give you a hand.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:27 AM
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thank you guys, I'm gonna try it today myself

I appreciate the feedback. I got the unit from Advance Autoparts, the E2044. Gonna drain the fuel and open her up and follow boofer's instructions.

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Old 07-17-2009, 11:52 AM
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If anyone had an adavance auto near them, and wants to pick me up an extra pump, I will pay for it and shipping. Advance Auto is not in the West and does not have an online store. I went looking for the AC Delco part at 2 stores last night and the guys looked at me like I was an idiot.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:58 AM
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Go to NAPA and try e2065. If they have trouble tell them to cross reference acdelco ep356.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:06 PM
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Cool! Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:10 PM
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www.summitracing.com has the Delco EP356 as well.

Here it is:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ACF-EP356
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:12 PM
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I saw that too, but with a ship date of 7/31, it does me no good. I leave for a week vacation on 7/30 and want to build a back-up kit for the inevitable failure.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:16 PM
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Believe it or not, Amazon lists it as 'in-stock' for $10 less.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C9PCUC

www.fuelpumps.com has a x-ref list at the bottom of their webpage. Using that, you can x-ref to one of their pumps, but I would have doubts about the quality of an unknown name brand.
www.fuelpumps.com

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