f750 cummins fuel pump

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by BrandonV, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    put out 750 in the shop yesterday, thought needed a new fuel filter. we changed the one under the hood ourselves but couldn't get the inline one done (the one under the hood took 1.5hrs) took it to the shop asked them to do it... turns out the lifter pump is kaputt. of course just went out of warranty, 56k miles and the part is $450 with about 3.5hrs of labor! So we're pretty much talking $1k. Talk about being bummed out, main reason I bought this truck was for "longevity."
     
  2. treemover

    treemover LawnSite Senior Member
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    what year? What model cummins?
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ouch somebody got ripped off they must have got it through Ford that doubles the price. What year is this Ford I assume you have a 24 valve engine if so your electronic injection pump is next they don't like low fuel pressure. Better hope your nice and prepared for another bend over the counter session.

    The engine in the Ford is all or should be all Cummins parts the lift pump and the other parts are Cummins supplied.

    The 5.9 used in Freightliners is no different.

    I would be seriously questioning why a lift pump is 450 dollars.

    The 5.9 engine IS NOT the most reliable engine in a medium duty they are over worked. Only the 12 valve would partially survive you need the 8.3C in a medium duty truck better engine and lasts longer.
     
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Truck is an 2007. I don't mind paying for parts but I do mind paying for parts that should last longer than 58k thats stupid. Oh well its just $ :-( It is a leased truck, I'm thinking about whether not I'd want to keep it at the end of this or start from scratch... guess I have a year or two to think about it.
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lift pumps are just one of those things they may last half a million miles or they last 50,000 miles. It all depends on the fuel quality and other factors.
     
  6. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    Brandon How do you like your f-750? What else has gone wrong with the truck besides the problem now?
     
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    its a good truck overall, I personally don't like the automatic tranny but it has it advantages with driver selection. I prefer the cat motor in my c7500 BUT cost I think is prohibitive and would likely go with the cummins again. we did have an issue with the king pins on the front axle wearing out, but that may have been our fault not real sure :-?
     
  8. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    Im running cats in all my fords.. Thats funny i had the same problem with the king pins
     
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The C-7 Cat is no longer offered so your only choice in a Ford is the Cummins. The C7 Cat is a better engine.

    You guys would probably want to switch to a Paccar truck ie Pete or Kenworth or go with a Freightliner M2 with Mercedes power. Paccar has rebranded the Cummins engines under the PX name they have the tools and computers to repair them.

    You could go with International too.
     
  10. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    Gravel when did they stop putting the c7 in the fords? I have a 2007 and that still has the c-7. I just cant see spending all that money on a kenworth or peterbilt maybe its worth it but for a 26,000 or 33,000 gvw truck i feel the fords and international will hold up fine. I was also told to stay away from mercedes engine
     

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