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Old 07-08-2014, 07:21 PM
swanny swanny is offline
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Takeuchi fuel pump

I went in last Thursday chasing after a fuel pump for the Tl150 at the dealer (had to go for other parts too), and found out they list it for around $450, he punched some magic numbers and I walked out paying $267 instead. Got home and looked on Ebay and this is the EXACT same pump for $39.99 shipped:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Fuel-Pum...836bf2&vxp=mtr

Ordered Sat. and it was here yesterday (Monday). Went back to Tak dealer to return new pump today. Manager tells me I made a mistake buying a knock off as in "it won't last". I tell him it's the exact same pump in the brand new machines on his lot as I opened the gates to confirm.

He still somehow insists I made a $40 mistake.

I think this is a moral dilemma - no different than me charging the Gov't $500 for a hammer. FRAUD.
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:37 PM
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You can replace it a couple times for the savings...

On a side note, you sold that little Takkie? Looking for a 120 or 220.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:28 PM
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I haven't had a TL120 in a while now. I saw one last month in Washington or Oregon that had a hundred or so hours on it, open cab for $20k. Didn't last long.

Miss that size, but had been running a little Gehl 3625 with cheap OTT auction tracks on it for the small stuff. Too bad they don't make a VTS system to fit it.



If I see one I'll forward the info. to you.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:34 AM
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I ran into the same thing with my tak excavator. NAPA sells a pump diesel specific that I have about 7 years on. A little retro fit, but in the future if there is a problem the part is at most stores, no need to wait. I think it was like 60.00 or so.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:46 PM
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I ran into the same thing with my tak excavator. NAPA sells a pump diesel specific that I have about 7 years on. A little retro fit, but in the future if there is a problem the part is at most stores, no need to wait. I think it was like 60.00 or so.
I did the same thing to get it running over the weekend with a diesel pump from Advanced Auto that I had sitting on the shelf for a year in case one gave up the ghost during a snow storm or something. It bolted right up, no modifications. I think the flow rate is twice the gpm of the oem pump too.
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