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I might look like a Low baller tomorrow so no pictures of me please

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, May 13, 2010.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    If you see a nice red Exmark rider ZTR getting towed by a 2002 ZR2 blazer that's me, lol.

    The fuel pump went on my truck after 196,000 miles. In order for it to start you gotta hit the gas tank.

    For anyone that owns a 1987-1999 Chevy 15000 what is the best brand fuel pump to buy? Thank god it's the older truck they are so easy to diagnose and fix. I looked at the throttle body and gas wasn't pouring into the blades then I had my friend crank it and once I hit the gas tank it started up.
  2. mnglocker

    mnglocker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 758

    Pay the money and get the OEM Delphi/AC Delco. It lasted for 196k, that's only about 2x as long as most guys can wish for.
  3. rustyj

    rustyj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 128

    I agree
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  4. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    I thought they are or were going out of business Delphi? I don't think the products they make know are any good. With GM being "bankrupt" would the they find ways to make parts cheaper to save money.

    Also to get it from the dealer they charge 5X as much plus you gotta wait for the shipping and stuff.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    See now, everyone always thinks the guy towing their stuff in an
    under-classed vehicle must be one of those lowballers, just something
    to remember the next time we see someone like that.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Walbro makes a whole lot of the fuel pumps for auto manufacturers. Just go to www.summitracing.com or www.jegs.com and get a fuel pump. It'll be at your door in a couple of days.

    Make sure you drain the fuel from the tank before you try to drop it. Those tanks are very heavy and awkward when they have gas in them.
  7. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Wow, I have to agree with Toppy on this one !

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,376

    I use to think that all people were lowballers pulling a trailer with an SUV. Till last week and a guy in a ford mustang with 2 push mowers straped in the trunk and a weedeater hanging out his passenger side window came in my shop. He had custom shirts made and door magnets that no joke said "undercutters lawn care".............
  9. GonHuntin

    GonHuntin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    On these trucks, it is easier to unbolt and lift the front of the bed than to drop the tank.
  10. AllSeasonServices

    AllSeasonServices LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    GonHuntin is right. If its an 8' bed it should just be 8 bolts, the rear harness plug, fuel spout, ground cable and pick up the bed. Its easy to drop the tank if its empty putting it back in is the PITA.
    And yea there is a guy around here with a 21" POS sticking out the back of his late 80s rusted out IROC Z. Its great...

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