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Old 10-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Water Pump suggestions

We are putting a 32 gallon 7inch deep fresh water tank just forward of the axle in our 67 Caravel. Because the tank is below the floor what is the suggested water pump for this application?
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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I just went shopping at lunch today for a replacement to our OEM water pump which quit working. It was unacceptably noisy from day-one anyway, so no great loss.

Narrowed it down fairly quickly from comments here, to two choices for quiet pumps:

Shurflo Revolution 4008-101-E65


Flojet Sensor VSD 3.7gpm

The VSD technology is very appealing but we have simple needs (one fixture at a time when off city water) so for half the price and a much quieter pump than OEM, went with the Shurflo.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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I also went with the ShurFlo. make sure you use the quiet hoes and that they don't touch anything in their vacinity (if you want it to be quiet)...
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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Is it feasible to rebuild a single piston water pump? I'ts leaking at the top and the water only dribbles from the faucet. I don't know what type of gaskets it would require. Anyone ever done this?
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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Is it feasible to rebuild a single piston water pump? I'ts leaking at the top and the water only dribbles from the faucet. I don't know what type of gaskets it would require. Anyone ever done this?
Just Google PAR pump parts, and you will see what I mean.

But I don' really recommend it. I used to rebuild PARs until I discovered that I really liked the Sure Flows pumps better. Another problem is that the rebuilt pumps don't see, to last as long ( a couple years) as the original (20 years).
(But that could reflect on my technical skills as a pump rebuilder.)
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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Narrowed it down fairly quickly from comments here, to two choices for quiet pumps:

Shurflo Revolution 4008-101-E65

Flojet Sensor VSD 3.7gpm
Good to know for the future. Last month I installed the silencing kit to the OEM. It makes a big difference- probably to any pump.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:48 AM   #7
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Just Google PAR pump parts, and you will see what I mean.

But I don' really recommend it. I used to rebuild PARs until I discovered that I really liked the Sure Flows pumps better. Another problem is that the rebuilt pumps don't see, to last as long ( a couple years) as the original (20 years).
(But that could reflect on my technical skills as a pump rebuilder.)
Hope this helps.

Are the suction and discharge ports replaceable on this model of PAR pump (6800)? The pump works great except for a leak from the discharge port where it fits into the body. Not sure how it built...I tried unscrewing it with channel locks with no success. All the diagrams I've found online show the ports coming off the wrong side of the pump casing. I'd love to keep this pump working, but I'm losing hope....
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