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Thread: When to Refuel?

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    Re: When to Refuel?

    Not in our life time. Too advanced.GM had FI on Corvettes in 1957 and very few people bought them. Too advanced for the mind set. Think about Air bags GM offered them in 1974 and they were not accepted along with Power windows and locks in the 50"s My new GM vehicles all had PW,PL and AC most people said it was crazy. Guess what we have FI, AC, PW & PL.
    Give the new power sources 25years.


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    Re: When to Refuel?

    There is a good discussion of fuel pump failure modes here. http://www.agcoauto.com/content/news/p2_articleid/195

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    Re: When to Refuel?

    Without refuling stations you cant go anywhere. Probably will be 15-20 years from now.

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    Re: When to Refuel?

    I'll just reply to some on topic discussion......

    I have heard (I believe it was from a Chev. Service Manager on another GM forum), the fuel pump sits in a bit of a molded well of the fuel tank. The intake sock is outside the well. So, the pump never really goes absolutely dry. The tank, because again the intake is outside the well, can.

    It would be nice for someone to confirm this. This rumor/myth or truth has been circulating on all the GM forums. However, when looking at replacement parts in on line catalogs, the pictures appear to illustrate the pump "draws" from the bottom. That should confirm the running draw hypothesis.

    And for what it is worth.......when traveling, and on a number of occasions around town, I do not fill my vehicles until under an 1/8Th of a tank. Never had any fuel pump problems....all (always) GM products.

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    Re: When to Refuel?

    The pump will run dry when the tank is empty and will still damage the pump.

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