Facet pump continues to work great.

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by sdowney717, May 31, 2018.

  1. sdowney717
    Joined: Nov 2010
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    sdowney717 Senior Member

    Updating my experience, the Facet-Seachoice pump continues to work great.
    Best fuel pump for the boat so far, so glad I got them and gave up on all the other types of fuel pumps. They were garbage. They corroded horribly (on the inside due to E10), got stuck, they would sometimes overpressure, noisy, would OVERHEAT and vapor lock....

    And the OEM rubber diaphragm pumps would also corrode and the rubber disintegrate, then they leak.

    I tried to reply on my thread, but it was too old.
    Seachoice fuel pump = Facet fuel pump https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/seachoice-fuel-pump-facet-fuel-pump.53751/
  2. JosephT
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    JosephT Senior Member

    Good update. The brass housing definitely makes a difference. Steel corrodes at a faster rate. All the big industries are littered with bulk consumer commodities today are designed to fail. I believe the term is "designed obsolescence". They're either made of the wrong material, weak in certain spots or will fail in some other way. The big companies want people to buy spare parts. It's a big money business. Bravo for outsmarting them. :cool:

    It's a good habit to scan stuff you buy on Amazon and forums like this where "real" people are allowed to write product reviews and rate a product. Really helps on filtering out junk sold by some stores!
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