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Old 03-12-2019, 05:44 PM
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Ford pumps are the best, but they can be spendy. But you do get what you pay for, and that's not a job you want to do again very soon.
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by nomad661 View Post
Interesting. Some of what I read about pump issues were solved by keeping it full. I can see it overheating more easily that way though. It was right around a quarter tank when it wouldn't start.

I'm in Boise, Idaho. Average daytime temps right now are 40-45 or so. I'll def be sticking with my Cruiser as much as I can until the parts show. I can get them locally but heck if the shops don't want like 80 bucks more than Rockauto for the same thing.

Another question: any particular brand of pump that's better than others? Prices kinda seem all over the place but reviews of some of the lower priced ones all seem decent. I'm not against spending money when it's needed but usually have a hard time deciding when it is. Thoughts?

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Old 03-12-2019, 08:03 PM
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:43 PM
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The reason that you want to keep your fuel level low right now is because as soon as you get the replacement fuel pump, you're going to have drop the tank to install it. It is considerably easier to drop an empty tank than a full one. A floor jack and a short length of 2x4 will be very helpful in dropping the tank and in my case, so was having a friend on hand to help.
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Hey guys,

Sorry for the slow reply. Life's been pretty hectic.

Anyway, pump and filter are on order. Should be here soon. Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately) I'm leaving in the morning for a week of hiking and wheeling in Moab with the Cruiser. I'll be sure to update when I get back and get the parts installed.

As a somewhat random aside, I've been a part of various (mostly off-road) forums over the years, but you guys are as helpful and non-condescending as any that I've come across. So incredible thanks for that! As I learn my way around my first Ford truck ever I'll do my best to contribute when I have something of value.

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A week in Moab! That's a dream trip! Forget about the truck and everything else you're leaving behind and have a good time!
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