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04-04-2010 04:46 AM  10 years ago
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n808

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Slimline fuel pump durability?
For anyone with a Slimline SP 2000 fuel pump..: how long does it last? and when it starts to leak, is it easy to fix with a new O-ring or something?

I've gone through two Sullivan streamers in two seasons. They both start to leak from the main pump element. Maybe that can be replaced, but the unit is only $17, while the Slimline is $60.. I always carry an extra manual pump, but those don't last either, and when the Sullivan leaks too badly, the manual might not be any better.

Thoughts?
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04-04-2010 12:07 PM  10 years ago
z11355

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I use a Slimline Boxxer which uses the same parastalic (sp?) method of never touching the fuel. The pump has internal rollers which push and squeeze the internal fuel line to do pumping.

they last basically forever and you can get a rebuild kit of new rollers and fuel line. On the downside, they aren't overly speedy.
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04-04-2010 03:13 PM  10 years ago
Lewd Skywalker

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n808: hi! I bought a Sullivan Streamer from the US but after about 6 mos. it began to leak too. I opened it up and repaired it using a similar o-ring. The o-ring is very small though and had difficulty finding a replacement.

It seems using 12V on the Sullivan Streamer cause the o-ring to wear prematurely, I'm now using 2S lipo (7.4V), the pump action is slow but it seems to prolong the leakage.
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04-04-2010 03:29 PM  10 years ago
z11355

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I have a Sullivan Streamer sitting in the spare parts box but as I recall, it too started leaking but they fixed it for me.
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04-04-2010 06:53 PM  10 years ago
nickt919

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I use the Sullivan Streamer too and it does leak occasionally but I've never liked the crank type. The Streamer leak will come and go. I just keep a rolled up rag under it to catch the fuel when it does leak. When it does leak it's not that bad...a few drops per outing. The rag is never saturated. I think running it dry and/or too fast are the main reasons it will go to leaking. As long as I shut it down as soon as the fuel is out the lines it does ok. This Streamer is 4 years old. I've had to re-solder the alligator clips on a few times but it keeps on working. Now mine is probably going to go out(I do keep a crank pump as a back up for this time)..... I want try a Boxxer pump next.
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04-04-2010 07:10 PM  10 years ago
Four Stroker

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I have an MK hand pump available at Central Hobbies that is 15 years old and works fine. The blue and white one in the picture.

http://www.centralhobbies.com/Fuel/flpmp.htm
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04-05-2010 01:19 AM  10 years ago
2LTime

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Ive had a slimline for about threee seasons. It has at least 30-40 gallons through it. It has never leaked and if you understand how it works, it probably never will. I did have one problem where it stopped pumping when I got fuel into the pumping area. This caused the rollers to slip on the drive shaft. Took it off and cleaned it and pulled the tubing through a little and it was fine.

Jeff
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04-05-2010 01:34 AM  10 years ago
rstacy

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Best fuel pump I have ever owned.
Double up for twice the fun
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04-05-2010 05:39 PM  10 years ago
nickt919

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Ray,
Do you have 2 pumps to.........fill and empty faster?
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04-05-2010 07:09 PM  10 years ago
rstacy

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Ray,
Do you have 2 pumps to.........fill and empty faster?
That was the original idea.
I have since found that one does the job just fine.
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04-05-2010 07:56 PM  10 years ago
AWittleWabbit

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Wow Ray, that looks like it would keep a 454 fed.Heli-itis sufferer.
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04-05-2010 08:38 PM  10 years ago
rstacy

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Wow Ray, that looks like it would keep a 454 fed.
Or a 90 size heli. Sometimes its hard to tell the difference!
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04-06-2010 12:30 AM  10 years ago
AWittleWabbit

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Heli-itis sufferer.
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04-06-2010 02:25 AM  10 years ago
Kevin Dalrymple

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slimline 2000 best pump i have owned. just rebuilt mine after 3 seasons of use. now ready for the next 3 years. the hose did not leak but i did check the hose and it was wearing.
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