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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:41 pm    Post subject: ShurFlo vs OEM Faucet Reply with quote

I'm re-doing the old, smelly, non-functioning house water system in my 1990 Vanagon Syncro Westy.

Should I opt for the OEM faucet (I sorta like the idea of "all original") like:
http://www.busdepot.com/sink-faucet

OR
Should I opt for the ever-popular Shurflo, like:
http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=3871&category_id=23556&category_parent_id=

Anyone with some experience with both?
Is regulating water flow really cool?
Is the ShurFlo really "all that and more?"
Anyone given this the Pros/Cons treatment yet?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shurflo is an upgrade. Want the old look of the stock faucet or better performance? That simple.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: sink faucet Reply with quote

Blue Bay Bus I like stock less $ and my cheap European material faucet is 25 years old and still works! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
Shurflo is an upgrade. Want the old look of the stock faucet or better performance? That simple.


Repeat after me "Shurflo is the way to go".

If you want something that works and looks stock, then take a spray can of Mr. Hanky Brown to your new shurflo. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New repro "OEM" faucets might not be such good quality. My new one busted a couple months after I put it on. I replaced with Shurflo, and like the Shurflo much better. For one thing, you can control the volume of water coming out--it's not just on/off.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shurflo flows like a river. Fills up a big pot much quicker than stock faucet.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Re: ShurFlo vs OEM Faucet Reply with quote

DeadSetMonkey wrote:

Anyone with some experience with both?


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and lots of others around here.

DeadSetMonkey wrote:
Is regulating water flow really cool?


More cool than this smiley:
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(and he's really cool!) Seriously, I wouldn't go back to the OEM faucet if you paid me to.

DeadSetMonkey wrote:
Is the ShurFlo really "all that and more?"


Yes!

DeadSetMonkey wrote:
Anyone given this the Pros/Cons treatment yet?


Yes, ShurFlo vs. OEM is battled out here: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=297950 (amid pump discussion). Installation here: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=490684 .
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, it has been discussed at length, a very helpful discussion too!! I've had mine over a year, and I really like it. while making the decision, I was really torn, because I want my westfalia to be as original as possible. which is kind of silly, because it is an 84, but has the engine, front grill, seats and some other parts from an 86.

I had to replace the faucet and pump though. I went with the shur flo because the price was actually cheaper. my dad's 85 has the original faucet and I like it too. for me, water flow was not the issue, because it only means you run out sooner. but what the biggest deal to me for the shur flo is the ability to move it up and down to accomodate a taller pan in the sink. I really do like mine. and I'm glad I got it.
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