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Old 10-14-2017, 01:28 PM   #1
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The OEM water pump in my 2015 Solera is a Surflo model 4008-101-A65. The pump works ok, I guess, but doesn't deliver much pressure or volume. Has anyone replaced the OEM pump? What did you replace it with? Did it improve water flow or pressure?

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Old 10-14-2017, 05:43 PM   #2
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The OEM water pump in my 2015 Solera is a Surflo model 4008-101-A65. The pump works ok, I guess, but doesn't deliver much pressure or volume. Has anyone replaced the OEM pump? What did you replace it with? Did it improve water flow or pressure?

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Have you checked the small filter on the pump? Not the big canister filter, but the mesh screen in line at the pump itself.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:07 PM   #3
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Have you checked the small filter on the pump?
I haven't ... but I will. I don't really think the pump has degraded - I'm just getting around to thinking about doing something about it.

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Old 10-14-2017, 10:39 PM   #4
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Is it both your sinks and your shower that seem to have low flow? If it's just the shower, be aware that most/many of them have a flow restrictor in them. Unscrew the shower hose from the faucet and see if you have a small disk with a hole in the middle. If so, you can either remove it or drill the hole bigger.
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:23 AM   #5
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I replaced my OEM shower head with flexible chrome plated hose and Delta hand-held shower head because the OEM was leaking at the head and couldn't be replaced without replacing the hose. This $30 fix is a great improvement to OEM setup.

Flow is acceptable at the shower but I'd like to have more at faucets and a quieter pump. I plan to upgrade the pump once I figure out where it's located.

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Old 10-15-2017, 07:02 AM   #6
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I would like to know what you change. I just want a quieter pump. Noise is annoying. Especially in the middle of the night.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:12 AM   #7
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If the pump comes on "by itself" in the night you have a leak, tubing , joint or internal check valve from debris.

I would set the city water pressure regulator to about 30PSI, then compare the flow with the DC pump.

They should be similar .
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If the pump comes on "by itself" in the night you have a leak, tubing , joint or internal check valve from debris.

I would set the city water pressure regulator to about 30PSI, then compare the flow with the DC pump.

They should be similar .


Let us know what you end up doing... Sureflow is the brand, I am pretty sure, and they are the most common brand out there. I not sure that quieter is an option. I have read that sometimes they get loose, and thus are more noisy. Also, you can add a small pressure tank (1 Gallon, I think). This will make the flow a little more regular, and the pump will not go on so much, just run longer when it does. I bought one, but haven't figured out where to put it on my W.

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On as is 60 male means using the head in the middle of the night.
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On as is 60 male means using the head in the middle of the night.


Beachsailor, you have added a whole new spin to this stream, err, thread!
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We turn our pump off at night even tho I always have to go at least once a night.
Your pump may have an adjustable pressure switch. Mine does. I turned it up with the correct metric allen wrench.
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:56 PM   #12
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The OEM water pump in my 2015 Solera is a Surflo model 4008-101-A65. The pump works ok, I guess, but doesn't deliver much pressure or volume. Has anyone replaced the OEM pump? What did you replace it with? Did it improve water flow or pressure?

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I replaced mine with an Aquajet 55AQUAJET-AES pump when the original failed.

It's a variable speed pump that does help with noise at low flow, but still noisier than I would like.

Flow and pressure are very good and there is a larger pump if you really want to increase flow. But keep in mind your limited storage!

Specs are available here:

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I haven't ... but I will. I don't really think the pump has degraded - I'm just getting around to thinking about doing something about it.

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Take a look at this pump! I believe you'll find it a major noise reduction pump compared to the OEM unit.

https://www.amazon.com/Arterra-PDSI-...ustomerReviews
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I haven't changed anything but the shower hose and replaced the original faucet with the same one new 'cause I cross-threaded the hose and ruined the plastic threads on the connection.

I'm looking for higher pressure and, most importantly, quieter pumps hoping to replace over the off-season.
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This was a great urology discussion.
How about just flushing the toilet in the morning? Problem solved.
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This was a great urology discussion.
How about just flushing the toilet in the morning? Problem solved.
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I'll just compromise with her: I will install a quieter water pump if she'll stop peeing in the shower.😊
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Have you told her she's turning your grey tank into a black tank? LOL
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