Hi everyone; Long story a little less long... My fuel pump gave up the ghost a few days ago. It wouldn't prime in cold weather (30 degrees), but would in warmer weather (high 30's). Been happening two years now. A few days ago it died completely. My bad. I have no garage where I live. Had to have it towed. Now, when I owned a home with a garage I did most of my own work. This is a job I'd have tackled then. But this is now. The shop has good voltage at top of the fuel tank. The found a Ford sticker on the fuel pump/sending unit flange at tank top. It was dated 2000. It's either the original FP assy or a NOS replacement somewhere in the last 316,000 miles. I bought it with 225,000 on the clock and never touched the FP. (Told the shop save the sticker and the pump/assy. I want 'em both.) The shop suggested a Carter assembly, P7489S. They quoted me $229. Ouch! Rock Auto has the same PN for $110. Grrrr....! Nothing I can do about the 100% markup. That's one reason I hate having a shop do my work. I've spent the last 4 hours here on the site doing various searches for fuel pumps and Carter in particular. Most posts on Carter were positive but there weren't any long term reports (100,000 miles or more). And the newest Carter post I found was around 2014. So I'm wondering... .....does anyone have more recent experience with a Carter pump/sending unit during the last, say, 2 years (2016, 2017)? .....are they made in America? I called Carter to confirm PN P74879S was correct for 2000 Monty with prod date of 2/2000, but I didn't ask if they were made in America. .....are they quiet or LOUD? Sheesh, I HATE noises in the cabin. I also searched Motorcraft and Delphi on the forum. This gentleman (3xowner) with a 2000 EB Explorer installed a Motorcraft FP (pump/sender assy) in May 2017 (post #31): acts like the fuel pump, must be the fuel pump, right? He paid $295 for it at Rock Auto. He wrote: "....the assembly appears to have been made in Mexico and stamps show sub components being stamped during december 2016 and looks like final stamp was in January 2017." That got my attention. Mexico? So I'm wondering..... .....why buy Motorcraft? .....what pump does that Motorcraft use, Bosch, Carter, something else? .....why spend $300 for a Motorcraft pump made (okay, assembled) in Mexico, is it that much better than the $230 Carter? .....Rock Auto has both Motorcraft and Delphi pump/assy's in stock. About $300 each. What am I getting with them that I'm not getting with the Carter? ---------------------------------------- Sorry for the rambling. All responses are appreciated. Thank you. You guys rock!