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#439669 - January 20th 2011 1:52 pm Re: dragging an anchor [Re: ihatemybike]
MamaDiva Offline
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Registered: December 18th 2005 12:00 pm
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Loc: Castle Creek
Found an OEM pump on ebay made by Pronto. Good price but has anyone heard of this co. I will spend the $ for a better pump if this is not. Has a life time warranty.
Also has anyone cut the floor to make the install easier?
If so how was it patched?
Is this a bad idea?
The van is old but a keeper so far so I may have nothing to loose.
Any ideas?
Thanks
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#439671 - January 20th 2011 1:58 pm Re: dragging an anchor [Re: MamaDiva]
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Registered: December 22nd 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 3122
Loc: Dresden, Maine
I bought my pump at the local VIP auto parts, came with a warranty, and with the filter it was less than $60 I believe.

it really isn't that hard to change, I did mine in my (dirt) driveway, 2 bolts to release the straps holding hte tank, loosen some hoses, and it drops right down, had to clean some rust around the pump before opening it up so it didn't fall in the tank.

I think it maybe took me an hour?

I had maybe 8 gallons of fuel in the tank which made it slightly challenging putting the tank back in place, but not impossible. empty is better.


Edited by Astro (January 20th 2011 1:59 pm)
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#439697 - January 20th 2011 4:10 pm Re: dragging an anchor [Re: Astro]
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Registered: December 18th 2005 12:00 pm
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Oh yea, Know to feeling. I did 2 on the ground also. The 90 was the easy one. Even with the big tank. The 88, I had 2 bolts break and had to re tap to get the straps back on.
Just looking for an easier way to do it. Cutting the floor is a lot of demo work so I will do what I did last time.
Frigged weekend ahead here so I break out the Salamander, lol.
Thanks again.
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#439816 - January 21st 2011 4:11 am Re: dragging an anchor [Re: MamaDiva]
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Registered: January 09th 2001 12:00 pm
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Loc: columbus ohio duh!
watch the fumes. dave ya need to try it at a truckin with a full tank and minimal tools now thats fun
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#439844 - January 21st 2011 10:00 am Re: dragging an anchor [Re: vancrzy]
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Registered: December 22nd 2000 12:00 pm
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Loc: Dresden, Maine
Originally Posted By: vancrzy
watch the fumes. dave ya need to try it at a truckin with a full tank and minimal tools now thats fun

Luna had to do that at lost memorial day weekend a couple years ago
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#439895 - January 21st 2011 2:00 pm Re: dragging an anchor [Re: Astro]
ihatemybike Offline
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Registered: June 16th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 75
Loc: Elgin, IL
Pronto is not OEM, I wouldn't trust it. The proper Delphi pump FE0115 for your 1990 is only $36.44 on the site I posted. I've seen a couple cut the floor installs done on the web and I personally can't stand them. I've done pump replacements on five Astros so far and in the future I'll continue dropping the tank to do it.
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#439943 - January 21st 2011 4:06 pm Re: dragging an anchor [Re: ihatemybike]
MamaDiva Offline
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Registered: December 18th 2005 12:00 pm
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Loc: Castle Creek
Yea your right there, a lot of demo a for hole in the floor.
Aaron, is the FEO115 the same as E3902? That's the oem #. I think I will go that route. I don't want to do this again!! lol
Just shoveled the spot out by my workshop, we got 4 inches overnight.
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#440599 - January 24th 2011 7:23 am Re: dragging an anchor [Re: MamaDiva]
ihatemybike Offline
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Registered: June 16th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 75
Loc: Elgin, IL
Where did you get that part number? Doesn't match any ACDelco/Delphi pump that goes in these vans.
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1999 Astro (Green the Daily Driver) - 2WD, 4.3L, 3.23, 180k+ miles, FE2 steering
1997 Astro (Grumpy the $250 Rally Van) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, 300k+ miles on the orig eng and trans, $30 eBay fuel pump

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#441951 - January 29th 2011 8:46 am Re: dragging an anchor [Re: ihatemybike]
Keep_On_Truckin_WNY Offline
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Registered: July 13th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 1368
Loc: Buffalo,NY
i did the hole in my van simply because i wanted to see if it would be worth it... i'll have to look for my measurements, but this was on a 2000, so i can't guarantee it will be the same on a pre '96...

i had my interior apart so i could re=paint the panels, and put in gray carpet anyway...

i also went down to the junktyard beforehand and cut out a chunk of floor that was 3" larger all around the hole i planned to make, and after the work i did, i put some house door weatherstripping down around the edge, and screwed the panel in... oh, i also sprayed some self-etching primer (with zinc...!) and rustoleum black...
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#442509 - January 31st 2011 4:46 pm Re: dragging an anchor [Re: Keep_On_Truckin_WNY]
MamaDiva Offline
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Registered: December 18th 2005 12:00 pm
Posts: 1070
Loc: Castle Creek
Aaron, got that no off the advance auto part where I got the other pump. Must be there's. I'm going with a stock pump or one from the delphi site you sent me.
WNY, i am going with the "drop the tank on my head method" lol
Waiting for a break in the weather.
I have the 88 still running so I can be patient for now.
BTY, had to put a starter/solenoid in the 88. At least that's easy!! lol
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