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  1. Total_Rookie
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    I'm going to vent here to my fellow rug suckers and biz owners. Back in July I paid to have a General pump HTS2016s (1900 hrs) completely rebuilt... If I could turn back time and not be distracted by being on vacation. I would have just opted for a new pump. They overcharged on parts, milked labor, and that mother #?(<#* is now leaking on the wet side. After I brought it in he had the gall to charge me an inspection fee... Got me on this one, but I won't ever be back.
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    GPs are so cheap.

    Yep, you goofed
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    You just don't rebuild them.. You buy another, their kits cost close to new(from what I have found)..

    What are you looking at John?
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    General pumps do better running dry, or so they say(I actually agree, from what I've seen)..
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    Only if you get the Viton seals from Cobb...


    And speaking of which, what is the double hoses that replaces the pulse dampener.....?
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    Low cost
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    Not too many small pumps worth paying to repair, or even worth the cost of the repair kit.

    In our use, the General has been the most durable pump since the Cat 290 from thirty years ago. Cat CP3s, CP5s, Comets... all seem to last about 1,500 hours before turning into fragmentation bombs, but we rarely have an issue with a General in the 7,000 hours or so we put on them.

    That makes your 1,900 hour failure odd to begin with. The first Generals we bought to replace other pumps cost close to a grand, so I hope the lower cost doesn't mean lower quality.
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    I still have a cat 290. Works every day. I want to upgrade it to a 3cp but the damn thing won't break.
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    We have an old HydraStation from the 70s that gets used in the shop everyday. The 290 was rebuilt once and finally replaced last year with another 290. It's never used above 350 psi, so no reason to change.

    Going to a 3CP you'll trade a higher upper pressure limit for seriously reduced longevity, so as long as you're changing you might want to see if an Emperor will fit.
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