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Cheap parts - Arrg!

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05-30-2017 06:22:22

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Bought a new fuel pump for the Ford 2000 3cyl 3-4 months ago. Bought it from the local ford dealer, came in a ford marked box with a ford part number. Fast forward to today and the darned pump is leaking from the top of the unit. Took the screw off (metric) and the gasket they used had stretched out due to gasoline - cheap plastic gasket. Took old pump out and it had a proper fiber based gasket. I bought genuine ford parts in hope that they still had quality parts - nope - same cheap aftermarket parts, just more expensive.
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06-01-2017 05:34:05

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 Re: Cheap parts - Arrg! in reply to Hogleg, 05-30-2017 06:22:22  
BTW the local Napa had some very good black gasket material that was rated for fuels. Bought a roll of it for $5 bucks. Will last me a lifetime, or what's left of it. Excellent stuff.


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06-01-2017 05:31:53

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 Re: Cheap parts - Arrg! in reply to Hogleg, 05-30-2017 06:22:22  
I am sure that is part of it. I try to run 100% gas in the tractor but occasionally 10% eth gas gets used.

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05-31-2017 10:07:04

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 Re: Cheap parts - Arrg! in reply to Hogleg, 05-30-2017 06:22:22  
Can you spell ethanol?


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05-31-2017 08:05:03

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 Re: Cheap parts - Arrg! in reply to Hogleg, 05-30-2017 06:22:22  
yup.. I find myself making more and more of my own gaskets. rebuilt a cheap pancake compressor a while back, reed style valves, gasket was some weird green ??Stuff? that turned to goo. I cut a gasket paper one and so far so good..

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Fred Werring

05-30-2017 18:57:28

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 Re: Cheap parts - Arrg! in reply to Hogleg, 05-30-2017 06:22:22  
One of my pet peeves

You pay more for a part thinking you'll get a better quality part, but you might just be getting the same part in a more expensive box.

You just don't know anymore.


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05-30-2017 11:07:06

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 Re: Cheap parts - Arrg! in reply to Hogleg, 05-30-2017 06:22:22  
Most parts come from the far east nowadays. Ford left the tractor business in 1994 so today there is no such thing as a Ford Tractor dealer and no such thing as genuine Ford Tractor parts.

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05-30-2017 07:34:49

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 Re: Cheap parts - Arrg! in reply to Hogleg, 05-30-2017 06:22:22  
Maybe should be expensive cheap parts. Know what you are saying, just something we have to deal with keeping these old tractors working.

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05-31-2017 07:09:41

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 Re: Cheap parts - Arrg! in reply to BobReeves, 05-30-2017 07:34:49  
I seen NH put TISCO package parts in the NH package the price would just about double NH buys as cheep as some after parts some after market parts are better

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