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Old 12-08-2012, 04:50 PM
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I have always bought Kyosan fuel pumps. They are an OEM supplier and are plug and play. Ebay usually has the best deal going on these.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:55 PM
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EBay is currently offering 11 fj40 fuel pumps. The new offbrand ones are just slightly less pricey than OEM manufacturer pumps from SOR (with sellers of unknown repute). Used is cheaper, but a total crap shoot.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:57 PM
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EBay is currently offering 11 fj40 fuel pumps. The new offbrand ones are just slightly less pricey than OEM manufacturer pumps from SOR (with sellers of unknown repute). Used is cheaper, but a total crap shoot.
Don't buy used. I'd absolutely buy from an OEM manufacturer. Go Kyosan.
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Also make sure you buy one that is right for your year. Other years have different inlets/outlets and will make more work for you during the install.
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That was the problem with the O'Reilly pump. I don't think the person picking the part at a specialty shop would be quite as clueless as someone who asks if I want a pair of steering dampers instead of just one...
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:33 PM
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Nice.

FWIW the Toyota dealerships around here know about Rising Sun and offer discounts to members, which sometimes results in a much better deal $$-wise and of course parts reliability-wise. One good reason to join the club

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That's the ultimate intent, but there's the sticky issue of time involved in this particular instance. What sort of discount(s) do they offer?
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Today was a big day. I called CDan and ordered a ton of parts, and called SOR for the rest of the parts. Half of the parts should be here in a few days, the other half will likely be sometime next week.

I tried calling the company that's handling Toyota's consumer literature, but they said they only have two manuals: the repair manual for a 72-74 LandCruiser, and the repair manual for a 73-74 LandCruiser... The person on the phone had no idea what they were, the differences between them, why there are two that are only slightly different, etc... They were both $70, and I didn't feel like experimenting in that amount. Pretty disappointing.

The rest of the day I spent trying to find a locksmith who actually knows locksmithing. It's apparently a lot like modern automotive shops... If their computer can tell them what to replace, they'll replace it; otherwise it can't be done and you need a new car. I spent all day trying to find a locksmith that sounded like they hadn't just graduated high school. I got lucky twice; once was a woman (the wife of said locksmith) who sounded to be in her mid-30s (husband was approximately the same age), the other was a guy that was probably in his mid-40s. The woman was wise enough to know that her husband didn't know how to do what I needed to be done and was at least honest about it. The other guy was way too far away, but told me how to make the tool and do it myself. He at least knew his trade. At least one guy flat out lied to me and said it just couldn't be done... I just hung up on that asshat. I tried to pick it the best I could, and managed to be able to get about half the tumblers at a go, but it's very cold and I ran out of patience and just drilled it out...
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:42 AM
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what were you trying to pick?
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:23 AM
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I had a locksmith come out and make a hand cut key for a motorcycle not too long ago. He had nothing to go on and figured it out.

He didn't bother picking the lock, he just cut a key slowly by hand feeling how it interacted with the tumblers.

Price went down considerable after I gave him some beers too. He also didn't even ask to see a title or anything.

I'll try to look up who he was. It was cool watching him work. Do you still need a locksmith?
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