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    Sr. Apprentice bigbrett's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    montreal quebec

    Default parking on a steep driveway

    Nose up or nose down

    I found out if you have less then 1/8 of a tank(03 tahoe) dont park it nose down

    it also seems to start better nose up

    Last edited by bigbrett; 10-21-2007 at 08:15 AM.
    2003 tahoe
    1994 roadmaster LT1(gone to roadie heaven but the 350 is in the garage:happy:)
    1980 trans am 301 turbo
    1977 scottsdale 454

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    Het Brett, Running the tank down there is not a good idea. It cause premature failure of fuel pump in tank. The gas is what cools down the pump. Not sure about angle of parking thing though.


    2007 Ford E250(Work van) (Ya, Ya, shut up!)
    1996 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 5.7L/4L60E

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    i agree-when you get below 1/4 tank the fuel pump is not submerged any longer and heats up faster. this will cause a shorter life of the fuel pump and you must drop the tank to do the swap and it will go out at the worst time (in the middle of moving from our old house to our new home) the pumps run $120 so when you see the resurve box show act as it is the empty fuel light and add some....mike
    Michael Collins
    1993 4X4 Suburban
    many other toys as well

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    Sr. Apprentice bigbrett's Avatar
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    but then I have to find a gas station pull over,hope it's full serve otherwise I have to get out walk to the back.....................the whole thing gets tiresome lol.

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    Thats why there is adult nap time. I do naps too

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    yyou ought to ride my motorhome it has a 180 gallon gas tank and when going down a slight incline just below 1/2 a tank of gas it will starve out and die. this is with almost 90 gallons still in the tank.
    you can get these and place a couple around in your tank and almost suck out all ther gas
    but you will still burn up your fuel pump if it is not submerged. the gas cools the pump.....mike

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