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Well seems like you laid it all out there....lol. Jason you didn't want to answer all that....ha ha?
So I'm pretty certain the car is shitting on you like a dog, best leave it with a house sitter/dog sitter (car sitter). Alternatively, put it on a trickle charger, these cars are known to have parasitic draws. You could also just turn off the battery switch in the back.
Jason answered on the relay, very good advice. To focus on the question about how many times you'd have to replace an F1 pump, it really depends how much maintenance you've done on the F1 system. How many pump cycles in a minute with the car running in neutral will indicate how much shelf life you have on the accumulator. Run the solenoid leakage rates to see if they are out of spec. Most of this is done by the Tech you have working on the car that has the proper scan tool.
No sound, check the 5/10 amp fuse on the back of the NIT unit in the center console. You will have to open up the top part of it and look back behind the NIT, pretty sure it's a red 5 amp fuse but cannot be certain.
Not sure on the defrosting, as you didn't mention if you had it on A/C or heat when defrosting. If heat you might want to check your coolant reservoir to see that your anti-freeze is where it's supposed to be. The heater cores will have to be replaced on these as well. (Whole other issue).
Finally, if you are trying to get it started with no hydraulic pressure or a dead pump it's not going to happen. If it's not priming, and you've checked both the 30 amp fuse, and relay J suggested, you need to replace it. THEN this time find out why it's burning up your pumps in the first place. No it's not normal to have to replace them every two years, hydraulic fluid flush yes, pumps no.