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onebigjunker

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Wellsville, Ks

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just talk to slimline, guess you can still get the pumps new ans the rebuild kits, I have a new rebuild kit on its way, I thought they went out of business a while ago, they said they are still going strong, now I can start using my favorite pump again

work hard, play even harder!!!!
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07-06-2016 11:12 PM
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JayL

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will be a sad day if they go out of business one of the best pumps I ever owned is a slimline 15 years old and still going strong.

07-06-2016 11:23 PM
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onebigjunker

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I know I love mine too

work hard, play even harder!!!!
Team Empire Hobby/GAUI USA

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BeltFedBrowning

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Holy cow! That is great news. That M4 gas jug is the best

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07-06-2016 11:33 PM
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kthane

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Wait? What? They have a website you can order from?

07-07-2016 12:01 AM
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Ace Dude

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Looks that way. Good news!

http://www.slimlineproducts.com

  

07-07-2016 12:11 AM
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Chuckie

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Crofton Maryland

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That's good news. Where has the company been? I couldn't find company info online when looking for a replacement or rebuild kit but did find a company in VA selling rebuild kits. Paid $10 more as I thought that was my only alternative.

Please stand by for faster service!

07-07-2016 01:12 PM
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Steve Graham

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Denver, CO

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Too late. I liked my pump but needed a rebuild kit, the rollers, couldn't get a hold of the company on several occasions for over a year so threw the pump away. Divorce or personal problems aside I'll not support a company that disappears for long periods of time. Even when the owner was around his promises were rarely kept. I just use a simple hand crank these days. They wear out over time but I consider it a ten buck consumable and the battery is never dead.

07-07-2016 01:33 PM
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Four Stroker

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Atlanta

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I always buy MK pumps. Cost a lot but I have one that is 25 years old. Just bought a new one. Will be long dead when it wears out.

07-07-2016 02:23 PM
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Ace Dude

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I've tried many pumps over the years, both manual and electric. My Slimline SL2000 is the only pump I've ever owned that's never leaked.

  

07-07-2016 02:34 PM
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Four Stroker

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Someone mentioned rollers. Is this a mini-Dave Brown peristaltic pump, with gearing ?

07-07-2016 02:53 PM
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Dan Minick

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Columbus, WI

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Basically, but even more simplified. There are 3 rollers that pump due to being squeezed directly on the motor shaft

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07-07-2016 02:55 PM
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wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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Yea. I'm sticking with Slimline. They are really great pumps. So they got a little hard to find for a few month. The pumps I own don't need service for years at a time and I barely noticed they had taken a break.

By the way, the pump pictured is a boxer pump with a switch like you would find on a SL-2000. I simply called Bill and he made it for me. It's been in service maintenance free since 2011.

The chrome fuel fitting are another product I purchased from Slimline. They adapt the large fuel tubing required for the peristaltic pump to standard hobby sized tubing. The Slimline pump ships with far more tubing than is required and I use the excess, along with the pictured fitting, to keep some extra tubing in the shop should it be required.

Bill

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

07-07-2016 02:57 PM
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Dan Minick

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Columbus, WI

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Do these pumps like being mounted that way better? I have mine pump down and every now and then it seems to bind

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07-07-2016 03:04 PM
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wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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Do these pumps like being mounted that way better? I have mine pump down and every now and then it seems to bind
Nope. Doesn't matter how you mount them. In fact, the SL-2000 is usually mount the other way around. There aren't a lot of moving parts in these pumps and they have been fairly trouble free for me. Assuming your tank is not full or that there is no other obstruction in your fueling system, I cannot think of a reason why yours should be "binding".

How old is your tubing and have you ever tried to fill a tank without making sure the vent line was clear? Trying to fill a tank with the vent line plugged, like on a YS or OS-R engine, will damage the rollers and tubing. Pumping with the vent line plugged causes the pump to run but with nowhere for the fuel to go, one of two things usually happens. The most likely event is the fill fitting pops off and fuel under great pressure showers everyone with a 2 meter radius. Spectacular show! Classic!

If this doesn't happen the pump continues to run but the steel motor shaft skids on the plastic rollers damaging them. It burns a little vertical line in the rollers causing the pump to run louder and after doing this enough times, the pump doesn't start reliably. The motor will run but the rollers don't always roll. Time for new tubing and new rollers - and don't do that anymore!

Cheers,

Bill

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07-07-2016 03:25 PM
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flycatch

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Barstow, California

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07-07-2016 05:28 PM
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Four Stroker

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Atlanta

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I like this Slimline pump. Now that is simple. How does the Slimline hand pump work ?

07-07-2016 05:39 PM
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banshee rider

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n.e. illinois

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Four Stroker
I like this Slimline pump. Now that is simple. How does the Slimline hand pump work ?
Mine works very well but it also looks exactly like a DuBro pump
and a couple of other "brands" that I have and I do mean exactly

Same manufacturers ????

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07-07-2016 06:10 PM
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Four Stroker

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Atlanta

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Oh well. Then for a hand pump Slimline not so great.

07-07-2016 08:17 PM
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Ace Dude

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USA

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I like this Slimline pump. Now that is simple. How does the Slimline hand pump work ?
The Slimline hand pump is just a regular geared pump. Only the SL2000 and Boxxer are peristaltic pumps.

  

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