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Old 07-03-2014, 11:21 AM
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Fuel sump survey.

Ok, let's here what your opinion or preferences are.

Being that a fuel sump is under the fuel tank and can't be seen without standing on your head. Just about every fuel sump on the market is billet, this gives it a certain bling to the buyer. Cost of the billet sumps start around $160 and up.

What if someone were to come up with a sump that isn't billet. Let's say a flange welded to 3" OD pipe that is capped off and has a welded in bung for the fuel line. Then let's say the selling price was half of the billet sumps.

So, what's your opinion. Spend extra for a billet sump or save cash on a basic sump?

Remember, both sump do the same thing, it's just that the billet sump has bling, and the welded sump is paintable.


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Old 07-03-2014, 11:32 AM
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My vote would be Beans diesel sump. It has a sediment trap and one bolt install way better than my XDP sump. As for billet or steel I could care less.
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My thoughts exactly and a big reason I haven't bought one. Something that simple and no more than what it really is for $160 is crazy just because it's purty! I'm all for it.
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My vote would be Beans diesel sump. It has a sediment trap and one bolt install way better than my XDP sump. As for billet or steel I could care less.
I vote Bean's sump too.
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I purposely try to find products that aren't fancy. I went with the Dfuser coolant filter because it wasn't billet and didn't have a logo. I'd be more inclined to buy a sump that was strictly functional. I don't care about shiny, just draws attention to me I don't want.
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I just put in a Sinister Diesel sump. The bling and the logo ain't me. But you can't really see it and it was given to me. However I am about practicality and like an "industrial" look, so I would chose functionality over style..
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I have an XDP sump waiting to be installed but I could care less what the sump looks like. To me this is a purely functional piece and it will be out of sight (under the skid plate for me after installing spacers). And I like to save money!
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:03 PM
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I say function over form. I don't care if it looks good as long as it works. And if you decide to make a few to try out. I think I would like to try it.
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Rich, if this is something you're thinking of making I would like to try it out. After a few quarter tank stalls, one killing an injector, a sump moved to the top of my list.
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Rich, if this is something you're thinking of making I would like to try it out. After a few quarter tank stalls, one killing an injector, a sump moved to the top of my list.

I was asked to make some out of billet for a diesel parts supplier, I just ain't got time.

The diesel parts supplier guy is a great welder, we had a brief text back and forth about bling vs function on a sump. So this thread is to get members opinions of what they prefer, bling with higher cost vs function with money in the pocket.


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