by James from Ruskin, FL 33570
He put new fuel pump in and gas guage didnt work. She came back took tank off again we checked pumps wiring with volt ohm meter wire from guage to plug was good and
We out of tank still did not work. He had spent lot of time and put back without guage working. He was supposed to put new in line fuel filter on, but his 3/8 brass removal tool would not fit. I made some suggestions, but he left without doing it. Saying maybe My Mechanic would give a partial refund. Now don't know if float sending unit is bad on new pump or plug contacts or a wire broke inside the old insulation going to guage during the removal and reinstallation. I told him on You Tube the guy had to force a plastic compression clip removal tool on the filter. He put one side first than forced the second half of tool on. It was not a brass one. Also, suggested he could hammer a dent in the housing of the filter to get the second half on. He just made excuses. Now have to carry can gas in the car in case misjudge and run out somewhere. I plan to put filter on myself now. Drive 1000 miles to my number 3 sons house in North Carolina and have him do the fuel pump trouble shooting and perhaps replace the pump all over. After the fact realizes we could certfied guage by plugging the old pump up again, outside the tank. Torriento came back kind felt sorry for him, but while pump works all the way down to empty, before SUV stalked out at 1/2 tMank.. the guage did work. The first time he made me fill the tank up while he was here...30 gallons. He thought might work then. Nope. Then drove to Jacksonvlle 470 miles RT, with my 5 gallons of gas in back floor to Mayo for my cancer consult. The wife and I ran out on I 4. Put the 5 in and added 4 more and refilled can near there. He wanted tank near empty for second try today...took all off again but failed to get guage working. I supplied my own parts, kept teling him, had another new on on hand if he wanted to try that one this second time around...he did not answer me, mention it about 3 times too.
Next week will drive from Ruskin to Shiloh NC and have my number 3 son, Anthony, USCG Machinery Tech and long time drag racer do it all over again. He wanted to do it for me all along. But for $380 could get done here a d not put him out, and have to stop for gas every half tank for over a 1000 miles. If it turns out I have defective new pump on guage, it's on me, but if not on Torrento, pending my son finding something else with guage. As for the filter, think a partial refund is in order. Also no inspection report was 150 point...just saw that when I reluctantly signed off on the repair. Also, first day he cancelled, after saying he was on the way. Due to weather forecast...it never rained here. In Ruskin all day. It did North of Tampa where he lives.