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Help! Injector Pump repair without timeframe, etc.
Need help with this one. My Perkin's (Lucas) injector pump started dripping out of a weep hole. So I removed it and took it to a neighboring diesel repair shop that the marina manager recommended.
They are quoting me 1800 to get a rebuilt one, then 250 minimum to re-install it on the boat. It will take 6 days to get a rebuilt one made and delivered from North or South Carolina. (I assume mine is used as the replacement core after the fact.)
The local place says they can't guarantee that they be able to put it into the boat in the days after the injector pump gets in. Time is a bit critical due to family expectations.
The place in NC or SC says that since this is marine, there can be no returns so the local place wants the full price up front, not just a deposit. Not sure what that means or why. My only guess is that perhaps there is another reason why diesel was coming out the weep hole, like a blocked line or something.
Does anyone have any experience with similar issues? Does everything seem on the up and up? I have what's basically a tractor engine, I'm thinking something may be amiss.
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