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08-08-2012 03:47 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Zaneman007

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I am looking at getting the gryphon CNC fuel pump.

But, I've not heard anything about it good or bad.

Who has one and will it last more than a season and a half?

Thanks

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08-08-2012 03:49 PM  5 years agoPost 2
rexxigpilot

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It sure is cool as hell looking!

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08-08-2012 04:11 PM  5 years agoPost 3
knightofcarnage

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Just get a slimline pump.

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08-08-2012 04:47 PM  5 years agoPost 4
Zaneman007

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But, will it last?

I keep replacing leaky pumps. I use a hanger 9 electric, until it takes a crap, then I use a hanger 9 hand pump. Not sure which one leaks more fuel?

I want something that will last.

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08-08-2012 05:24 PM  5 years agoPost 5
knightofcarnage

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But, will it last?
I keep replacing leaky pumps. I use a hanger 9 electric, until it takes a crap, then I use a hanger 9 hand pump. Not sure which one leaks more fuel?
I want something that will last.
I have mine for 5 years. Only thing you have to replace is the fuel line.
I had both sl-2000 this one
http://www.slimlineproducts.com/pk4...iew_product=195

Only thing else you will need is a good cap for gallons or steal cans.

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08-08-2012 06:14 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Ace Dude

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I have been very happy with my Slimline SL-2000.

  

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08-08-2012 06:27 PM  5 years agoPost 7
ticedoff8

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Sorry for a dumb question:
Is this submerged in the fuel bottle?
Or, does it mount outside like a normal fuel pump?

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08-08-2012 06:33 PM  5 years agoPost 8
knightofcarnage

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The fuel line is part of the pumping mechanics. Its a very long contious large soft tubing. Where the rollers in side the pump massage the fuel line giving you a pumping action. I had to replace it once, because the fuel line had a leak.

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08-08-2012 06:36 PM  5 years agoPost 9
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08-08-2012 08:28 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Zaneman007

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Decision made
I went with the slimline boxxer.

The deciding factor was the motor, and price. Since they are both CNC machined, I couldn't see paying the extra bucks for the anodized color, and not getting a motor.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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08-08-2012 09:37 PM  5 years agoPost 11
scootr

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I had a couple of gryphon's and they both blew the shaft seal. Ended up being refunded and I have since purchased a $15 hand pump. Done.

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08-08-2012 09:49 PM  5 years agoPost 12
GScott

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One thing to be aware of on the Boxxer is it was designed for a field box. If you decide to put a lipo on it or run it without a dedicated power panel you will need to rig a 3-way power switch.

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08-08-2012 11:06 PM  5 years agoPost 13
Helicrazy4

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slimline boxer here I Love it very dependable!

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08-08-2012 11:07 PM  5 years agoPost 14
Ace Dude

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I think the last thing I want to do is power a pump with my starter. Where's the automatic in holding a starter to the pump? That seems to defeat the whole purpose of an electric pump.

  

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08-10-2012 12:42 AM  5 years agoPost 15
Zaneman007

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No worries, I have a field box with a power panel that includes a switch for a fuel pump with both foreword and reverse, so I should be good.

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08-10-2012 02:00 AM  5 years agoPost 16
JayL

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Ive been using the boxer for years now with out any issues slim line is the best

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08-10-2012 02:06 AM  5 years agoPost 17
JPhillips

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I've been using the Sullivan Streamer for a long time with great results.

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08-12-2012 09:27 PM  5 years agoPost 18
Zaneman007

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I got to use the streamline boxxer yesterday, and for the first time in a long time there was no fuel on the ground.

I like the design. It is simple, not much to go wrong.

So, far I'm happy. Only time will tell.

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