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#401 kev

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Posted Yesterday, 09:22 AM

Update:   I sent the fuel pump back to Fuelab.   Had notes in there for them to call me after inspection, etc.  Earlier this week, I reached out for a status and received no response.   I was going to give them the benefit of the doubt and wait until Monday to call them directly to find out what is going on.  Although, the pump arrived at my door today.  No info in the box except a new flow rate report.   I just called them and asked the reason for failure.  Said a component failed on the control board.  Component was replaced, reassembled, and tested.  The work was covered by warranty.  

I'm concerned about the reliability of this thing being that it has been in their shop twice now for repair and only has very minimal operating hours on it.  I think it literally has about 4, maybe 5, hours of run time in total since I bought it...probably 3 hours since their last repair.   I asked them if this is a common failure and relayed my concern.  All they said is that it is fixed and is good to go.  

So I guess it is good news.  Good in that I didn't do anything to damage it and that I'm not out $500 plus shipping fees, etc.  But bad that I am nervous to even operate the car, wondering when it will fail again and if it will be when I'm on it hard.  

Should have it back in the car this weekend.  I'm looking forward to driving it some more this fall.  It's the best time of the year for cruising.  

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Posted Yesterday, 02:12 PM

I'm surprised they didn't just send you a whole new one since it's already been repaired twice with so little hours on it.  At this point, you might not even want a new one.

Hopefully the pump is good to go now and you can enjoy the fall.  I'm still fighting issues with my car - so hopefully one of us can be out driving!
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