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wife just doesnt get it!

just got the code for a bad fuel level sending unit. Im trying to explain to my wife that since im going to have to drop the tank we might as well spend some extra money on a new fuel pump while we are in there. Its not goin over too well.......GRRRRR

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Check this option out. I had my fuel sending unit (08 frontier) replaced under a recall. It hadn't thrown an error yet but nissan replaced it anyways.
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Just noticed your mileage... Could try and see if they'll cover it even if your over the mileage limit.
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Ya ive heard about them covering stuff even if people are over the mileage limit; however, I figured I was way over. Does anyone have experience with a dealer covering things with my kind of mileage?

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What's the cost of the just the sender versus the cost of the whole pump assembly? I would have to side with your wife there if its a substantial difference which I imagine it is. Dropping a tank isn't really all that difficult and if the pump is working fine why replace it? And avoid an aftermarket pump like the plague they are crap
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Sometimes you have to be the man and wear the pants.

he he, but know what you mean when it comes to cars and esp. modifications; they're pretty clueless and don't care about that...then again, not that we really care about shoes or purses, so it works both ways
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I feel for you. She doesnt need to get it, she just needs to get that you are doing the right thing. Just like you dont need to know why she needs that new outfit. (my wife for example)

My wife told me this years ago. As I used to explain, in detail, the repairs to her, she told me "I dont really care.... if you say it needs to be fixed, it needs to be fixed. Just get the parts and we will figure out how to pay for it" Luckily now, we dont need to worry about how to pay for it.

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What's the cost of the just the sender versus the cost of the whole pump assembly? I would have to side with your wife there if its a substantial difference which I imagine it is. Dropping a tank isn't really all that difficult and if the pump is working fine why replace it? And avoid an aftermarket pump like the plague they are crap
I GET IT!

Its not about the cost. Its about not having to do the same job twice (some folks dont have that kind of spare time... I dont) and having the peace of mind that your fuel pump is lasting at least another 80k. Im all about preventative maintenance... if I have it all apart, I do everything I can while I am there. Trust me, you dont want to change a fuel pump in a parking lot in the middle of Nebraska.
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I guess for me it is about the cost. To me a fuel pump isn't routine maintenance, and if I'm looking at a difference of hundreds of dollars between parts, I'm keeping cash in my pocket. Water pump with a timing belt? Sure absolutely. But not my way on a fuel pump. However I always say to each his own, especially when it comes to his own money.
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I just got a nice re enlistment bonus, so id like to swap it now than have it go bad in 3 years when we are back to pinching every penny for retirement. mt aero how do you like those bilstein shocks?

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I pretty much never tell my husband 'no' on anything when it comes to the truck. And I even go to the store to get the parts for him.

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I really like the bilsteins. They ride nice on and offroad. I have some soft springs too and they really keep them well controlled.

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I pretty much never tell my husband 'no' on anything when it comes to the truck. And I even go to the store to get the parts for him.
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