Portable Fuel Pump


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Portable Fuel Pump

A few years ago, I bought an inexpensive 12 volt fuel pump to use to empty various fuel tanks when needed, like at the end of the year. It lasted about 3 years for this purpose. so I just bought the exact same pump for about 10 bucks from Ebay, and it lasted about 10 minutes before refusing to pump any more, Do you guys have a pump you have had better luck with that isn't upwards of a hundred bucks? The brother of the one I have on my golf cart now would be tough enough but that one was north of a Hundred dollars all day.
 

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I'm old school..... I still use a siphon.
I love the taste of high test in the morning.

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I'm old school..... I still use a siphon.
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Just make sure you are buying a pump intended for gasoline. Most fuel transfer pumps are for diesel & kerosene and only a small group are gasoline rated. And, there is no way I would trust most of the cheap electric transfer pumps with poorly translated English and obviously bogus descriptions and specifications. A gasoline pump with alligator electrical clamps and a cheesy little plastic switch are warning signs for me.
 
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Well I should have known better, but only the Chinese to could make a cheap fuel pump even worse on the second go around. Being a cancer survivor cleared just in January, using Hi test for mouth wash is not an option for me!
 
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might try a less expensive brand of the ford on the frame pump they used in most pickups, vans and bronco vehicles from about 1986 thru 1990 they can be had for around 20-30 bucks the originals were bosch and were much more expensive though.
 
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Not sure if $80 is acceptable but I bought this one about 2 years ago. Have used it 2 or 3 times & has worked well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1

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Well Dixie, you will take all the fun out of my project now. ( Scrap pieces of two by fours nailed together, toggle switch, plastic hoses, and hook up points for a 12 volt source etc lol) Until alan suggested the old Ford frame in line pump , I was considering a Textron Pump for like $130 So the price is certainly not out of line.! Thank you for sending the photo along!
 
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I am going to try the cheaper in line (will fit ) Ford 150 for the near future. I like the one Dixie suggested but it is going to take up more space in my small garage than I want for the purposes I need it for.
 
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How about going to an auto junkyard and getting one off of a wreaked car...
 
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most fuel pumps are in the tank I think he is wanting to install lines on the inlet and outlet side otherwise you could possibly do that but the inlet for the in tank pumps is made for some form of filter or sock and cant really be used to install a line to.
 
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Alan is correct. I just want a reasonably reliable, small fuel pump to empty and or fill my small fleet of tractors and mowers that help me maintain my small estate. (its a fair sized yard lol) I thought I would be ok with the last two that I bought, but something killed both of the internal parts that actually pump the fuel (ethanol?) The newest one was gone after just one transfer of a couple of gallons of gas.
 
 

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