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    Sr. Mechanic trimhalifax's Avatar
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    Driving home from work one day and my truck dies on me.Turns out I ran my tank dry. Not paying attention to my gas gauge ended up costing me $1,100.00 .Now I only let my tank go to half empty.
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    How would it cost you $1100.00?
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    Killed the pump and sending unit. Most of the cost was labour, they had to drop the tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimhalifax View Post
    Killed the pump and sending unit. Most of the cost was labour, they had to drop the tank.
    WOW! I think you need to invest in a tool set, changing out those parts at the most would take you an afternoon and a rack of beer!
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    Geez i didnt know that it would kill your pump if you ran out of gas. I thought it would just automatically click off or something.
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    Sounds like something else went wrong that may have killed the pump. My gf has ran mine empty 2x and it's still going.
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    yeah gas is a coolant for your fuel pump and when you run it low or on 1/4 all the time your pump is in danger of burning up

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    I find that hard to believe, I have run my truck empty a couple times trying to push it and never had a problem, I would think that it was something else or just a coincidence, how much were the damn parts?? It literally took 45 min to drop, replace the pump, and strap it back up in place in my suburban.

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    Wow, I've been working on mine all evening and I still don't have the tank dropped. I've sure it will take at least the rest of tomorrow. By the way, the book says to disconnect the fuel line and return line before dropping the tank. It appears that the connections are on top of the tank with no way to reach them. Can the tank be at least partialy dropped wth out disconnecting these lines.
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    WOW was that a gold fuel pump.lol ralph

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