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Anyone ever got quoted ridiculous prices?

Discussion in 'Mustang Talk' started by Deathdeisel, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Fink

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    I would throw in the aviator pump if it was me. you will also probably need a new filler neck gasket when you drop the tank.
     
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    Codi_P TGOD

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    :facepalm:

    Both will work fine, and exactly how you want them to. Since it has been said multiple times that Aviator pumps are good if you want to add power down the line, and you have plainly said you're not interested in big power, it seems a stock replacement might be more economical for you.
     
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    Basically, the aviator pumps are only a good accessory if you plan on adding power to the car. Since you're only going to be mildly modding the car, it doesn't make sense to spend extra money on a part that's meant for performance when you're not going to change it too much. Go for stock.
     
  4. RustyRodder

    RustyRodder Dumbass. That's you.

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    do you ever plan on adding FI to the car?


    if the price isnt too much of a difference, I would go eith the aviator or SVTF pump anyway. never know if a cheap vortech pops up.


    and it took 40min to change my pump, so thats insane.
     
  5. Deathdeisel

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    It'll work, what we were talking about is what would be the best use of your money. If you don't mind spending extra on a part like than then sure. But since you're not going to do much performance-wise, it's like buying a smartphone and only using it to store numbers, or going from a ps1 to a ps3 and only playing ps1 games on it. Both will do what you need to do with it, but would it really be wise to pay extra for it?
     
  7. Deathdeisel

    Deathdeisel Well-Known Member

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    Probably easier than buying a stock 99-04 v6 mustang fuel pump new.
     
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    So I got a story for you guys... lOL... I decided since I got my car used, I ecided to do a FULL fluid flush/replacement, so I decided to get a quote. I decided to call up pep boys...

    Tranny flush: $181.90
    Synthetic oil change: $65.00
    Brake flush: $90.00
    Power steering, IDR: $60.00
    Radiator flush: $100

    All in all, 496.90. The guy told me $600 over the phone. I promptly hung up and called else ware. Not ONLY did walmart have cheaper prices for synthetic oil ($55) but another place, seemed local, has WAAAAAY better prices on everything else and probably better and faster service, AND they'll install aftermarket parts. The only thing I'll have to go to pep boys for is power steering.

    Moral of the story? pep boys does NOTHING for less LMAO xD
     
  10. Deathdeisel

    Deathdeisel Well-Known Member

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    Just figured id update this.

    Got it done today after about 5 hours. Was a royal pain because someone decided to take my floor jack and not tell me. But i was lucky to only have roughly 1/4th of a tank. So far its running like it should, went with an aviator pump just because it was easy and a direct replacement and had the possibility to upgrade if i ever decided to do so.
     
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    5 hours?!?!?! Geeze dude, I can get the tank down from my car that has an IRS with no jacks in probably 20 minutes. Important part is that the pump is replaced and you are doing good :thumbup:
     
  12. Deathdeisel

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    Meh, took our time, made sure no lines got caught, didnt know really what we were doing.

    That time is also including dragging the car to our workshop around 100yrds and getting it situated. It was also ****ing FREEZING. Could see my breath 80% of the time :/

    Also i had no idea how much gas was in the tank, so we really took it very slowly taking it out to make sure noone got hurt.
     
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    I was quoted $600 once for a brake job on a 92 Ford Escort. All that was needed was to replace the shoes and turn the rotors. I went to Autozone and got the shoes and completely new rotors for less than $50 and did it myself. The place was a Midas service center in Oregon. I have been to other Midas locations that were not so greedy.