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Old 05-29-2013, 12:44 AM
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Fuel Pump!

I would recommend to anyone who is still running the stock fuel pump on 04-05 boats to go ahead and replace.

Last year pump went out on 04 X30 with MCX engine and less than 300 hours. Pump started getting louder and it died a couple times when fuel level got to around 3/8 tank. Replaced with airtex e2044 fuel pump from autozone and not other problems.

This past weekend, while at Lake Powell, my 05 X45 with the 8.1 just quit out of nowhere. No strange running, etc. just died. It was on our last evening there, had to get towed back in. Checked fuel pressure today, zero. Went to autozone and got same Airtex e2044 pump and she fired right up. X45 has 240 hours.

That's 2 boats for me personally with under 300 hours, different motors, but same fuel pump that went out. Pump is super cheap at $72.99. Easy to take out and replace. I would recommend anyone with the mechanical ability to go ahead and replace, or at least carry spare on board on extended weekend trips.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:27 AM
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:35 AM
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Are the 08 pumps any better than the 04-05 period? I have 265 hrs and wonder if I should do the same with my 08?


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Old 05-29-2013, 07:37 AM
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If your boat is close to auto parts source would not worry about - if you're far away - not bad to have that part on hand as a spare.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:48 AM
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I heard that MC switched fuel pumps mid production 2008, is this true?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:05 AM
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800 hrs on original fuel pump...

Of course now that I said that its going to go out this weekend.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:07 AM
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my 07 pump died at around 410 hours i think?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:11 AM
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my 07 pump died at around 275 hrs. dealer said I was lucky to get that many hours!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:44 AM
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220 hours on an 06 with no issues. I rarely run it below half tank. However, I have purchased everything for pump swap and keep it in the boat just in case.

I would like to find a source for that corrugated hose but haven't found one. I do need to pick up some SS 1/4 ear claps too.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:02 AM
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Here's a source for the flex tube:
http://www.autoperformanceengineerin...html/kits.html

Lots of good information on replacing the fuel pump in the "Fuel pump 101" thread
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