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Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips #4442800
06/27/17 12:13 PM
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Speak2Mountain Offline OP
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Give me some tips (aside from keeping gasoline levels up)on maintaining FP

Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442810
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Probably not much


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: E150GT] #4442815
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Originally Posted By: E150GT
Probably not much

True


2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 6K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 57K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 212K

Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442838
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Actually one of the main reasons I use MMO in my fuel. My fuel pump is in the fuel tank and replacing it will be a problem if I ever have to. So I use MMO to lubricate the pump and hopefully, I say hopefully, never have to worry about it.


2014 Nissan Versa Note 1.6 liter engine. 1997 Ford F150 4x4 4.6 liter engine.
Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442852
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Originally Posted By: Speak2Mountain
Give me some tips (aside from keeping gasoline levels up)on maintaining FP


Nothing. Not even "keeping gas levels up". May have helped in the past (but doubtful) but as long as you don't run it out of fuel there is always something cooling the pump.

Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442854
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Shell gas if you can afford it.


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 50k
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Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442883
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Forget the MMO for almost anything.

Fuel pumps fail due to lack of cooling. Fuel running through the pump cools it. Suck air and no cooling, possible fuel pump damage.

To avoid fuel pump failures avoid GM vehicles around 1993.

Last edited by Donald; 06/27/17 01:42 PM.

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Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Donald] #4442904
06/27/17 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: Donald

To avoid fuel pump failures avoid GM vehicles around 1993.


Not hard to do really....


86 Samurai 1.3 leftovers
14 RAV4 2.5 5W-20 PP
16 Silverado 1500 4.3, DI, AFM 5W-30 PP

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Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442911
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I never run less than 1/4 tank. I ALSO recommend that you change your fuel filter if it has one. The posts above me did not mention it. I can watch the duty cycle of the fuel pump on my vehicles through TP. I have watched it drop by 15% JUST changing the filter. I'm sure it runs hotter on a restricting filter. ...it will push and push trying to Maintain a set pressure, drawing more current little by little and burn itself out when the filter restriction gets to much.
PS the only data I have to back this up is the duty cycle numbers from the TP app. I know some of you guys will try to shoot holes in my theory and not have a valid reason. My numbers are at 105k miles DC = 47%. New filter DC =31%. Same conditions...same day.. just changed the filter= less load on the pump.

Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442920
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As others have mentioned I also don't think the "keeping the tank above 1/4" has anything to do with it. My custom is to run right down to empty virtually every time, and my fuel pumps are fine.


1994 BMW 530i, 238K
1996 Honda Accord, 266K
1999 Toyota Sienna, 407K
2000 Toyota ECHO, 280K
Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442938
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I run down to the point where the light comes on in the Mazda. The truck I don't mess around with because I don't trust the 22 year old fuel gauge. I hate being stranded and I really hate being stranded for dumb reasons.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4442960
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Plan to change fuel pump as PM. The OEM fuel pump in my 02 Silverado went out at 98,000mi during a mission critical job so I threw in another OEM pump and plan to replace it at 190,000mi. Also replace fuel filter every 3 years.


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Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: MRtv] #4442998
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Originally Posted By: MRtv
Actually one of the main reasons I use MMO in my fuel. My fuel pump is in the fuel tank and replacing it will be a problem if I ever have to. So I use MMO to lubricate the pump and hopefully, I say hopefully, never have to worry about it.


+1!


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Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4443002
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Drive it till it fails.


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k



Re: Fuel Pump Maintenance Tips [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4443086
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TWC-3 at ridiculously dilute ratios.


Scambling for solutions is a hopelessly futile endeavour and potentially dangerous, without first coming to a solid, personal understanding of the problem. Beware riding the ideological hobby horse.
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