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Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by trimhalifax, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. trimhalifax

    trimhalifax Rockstar 100 Posts

    :grrrrrr: 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.
  2. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    How would it cost you $1100.00?
  3. trimhalifax

    trimhalifax Rockstar 100 Posts

    Killed the pump and sending unit. Most of the cost was labour, they had to drop the tank.
  4. zubbiez

    zubbiez Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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!
  5. Tdaz250

    Tdaz250 Rockstar 100 Posts


    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.
  6. tattooed4life

    tattooed4life Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Sounds like something else went wrong that may have killed the pump. My gf has ran mine empty 2x and it's still going.
  7. grimreapersshadow

    grimreapersshadow Rockstar 100 Posts

    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
  8. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  9. Stevec

    Stevec New Member

    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.
    2001 Suburban 5.7 4x4

  10. Rockstar 100 Posts


    WOW was that a gold fuel ralph

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