CoupeDTS Posted January 4, 2010 Report Share Posted January 4, 2010 Warning BEWARE of the $85 fuel pump on ebay from Global Automotive. This is a review of my experience. Like many devilles my 2000 DTS had an erratic gas gauge when under half full. I bought the cheapest pump I could find on ebay which also stated it would fix my fuel gauge and had the new plug on the pump required by GM. They had a good feedback rating as well. I installed the pump and it worked as far as pumping gas but my gauge was really screwed up. I researched more into other brands of fuel pumps and the pump I bought and noticed a design difference. The sensor on the leveling arm was mounted 2” lower on the cheap pump I bought compared to the 5 other brands I found. (I say CHEAP pump meaning the global pump was the cheaper in price pump compared to any others listed) I explained this to the company and they told me my gauge wiring must be bad. I tested the ohms on their sensor and it checked out, and my gauge was fine, so it was obvious their pump had a design flaw. I bought an airtex pump meanwhile. I took out the cheap pump and took pictures of it next to the airtex, not only was the sensor positioned wrong the whole assembly was too short on the cheap pump. I know when I installed it that it didn’t compress down. They are spring loaded and are supposed to compress down. After researching the company more I found a lot said about them on ripoffreport.com. They did send me a return number and after a paypal dispute they quickly refunded my money. Unfortunately I left them positive feedback prematurely. But even though I CLEARLY explained to them how their design is flawed they CONTINUE TO SELL THESE ON EBAY. I don’t think they care about their customers but it’s bad to sell these saying they will work on devilles or probably sevilles or others because from my experiences they do not. The part number is E3518M. They told me they’ve sold thousands of these with no complaints. I cant belive that. I feel bad if someone not mechanically inclined that has one of these installed at a shop and the shop tells that person their gauge must be bad and make them spend a bunch of money on a new gauge only to still not solve the problem. So BEWARE! If someone wishes to pass this on to cadillac forums so they can see my review of their pump you can. Anyway of getting the word out on these people would make me feel better to help out the cadillac community. I cannot get onto that forum. They MAY make a good product line but from my experience and my opinion is this product is false advertising saying it works in a deville. I cannot MAKE you NOT buy their pump or DIRECTLY HARM them with my review of their product. I only want to provide MY OPINION of their product. It is YOUR decision and YOU are responsible for the consequences if you do buy their pump. I only want to create some FEEDBACK and REVIEW this product for others to see and BEWARE of. Just like any car review this is just a comparison to another brand of fuel pump saying that the global pump is not as good. You be the judge if you want to buy one. By the way it was super easy to swap fuel pumps. Theres an access panel in the trunk. Take off the 2 hoses. Unplug the two harnesses. Use a hammer and screwdriver and undo the hold down ring. Swap over any parts needed onto the new pump. Reinstall. Turn the key on for 2 seconds, off for 10 seconds, then start the car. * 1966 Deville Convertible * 2007 Escalade ESV Black on Black * 1996 Fleetwood Brougham Black on Black V4P -Gone* 1983 Coupe Deville Street/Show Lowrider -Gone* 1970 Calais 4dr Hardtop GONE* 2000 Deville DTS - Silver with Black Leather and SE grille GONE* 1999 Seville STS - Pearl Red GONE Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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