Chevy S10 - GMC S15 and Sonoma In-tank fuel pump
jimmurray1946 Member Posts: 5
edited April 2014 in Chevrolet
can the in tank pump be bypassed and a universal type external pump be mounted. the pumps run about 250 for a replacement but a external universal runs about 50.
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I never put one on, I myself would just bite the bullet and go with in tank.
I am in the same boat as the OP, with an 88 S10 blazer. Good point about burning down the garage, but the same applies to having to drain 30 gallons out of the tank, before I can drop it :-( so I am curious as well, to know if the pump in the tank, will block the flow, or allow an external one to pull through it.....
The 200 TBI FI system only requires 9-13 psi, so I am guessing there are some reasonably priced external pumps that can do that, but of course, its not something a dealer would recommend
I would settle for buying a $50 pump that would let me drive the truck till the tank ran out, and then drop the tank and do it right, and at 16mpg, that wouldn't take much.......
From a safety pov, using the same signal line to turn on the external pump, would maintain the integrity of whatever else exists between the computer, the oil pressure, and the relays.
Besides, as I said, I would settle for being able to drive it out of gas. Dropping the tank is not beyond me, but dealing with 30 gallons of fuel, is actually bordering on stupid.... After handling that much fuel, it would take a week for the buzz to wear off, so I could do the pump! :-)
Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
Not rocket science.
There's also 5 -6 gallon fuel cans.
$30 pump, Wally World Fuel Cans $10.
2 weeks ago it started cutting completely off going down the road. sometimes it seems i smell fuel. can anyone give advice. i had it at a mechanic but he said until it stopped he couldn't help me ??????
Those pumps are very expensive, and replacing them is also expensive, because the tank has to be drained and lowered to get at the pump. It's a simple job, IF you have the proper equipment, such as a vehicle lift, and a roll around tank with a pump to drain the tank, and refill it when finished.
While you have it on the rack, get those U-joints replaced..! I don't know why the u-joints would be out at that low mileage, unless you 4 wheel it and it's seen a lot of water and mud. My personal S-10 with 160K on it has the original U-joints. Perhaps get them checked to make sure that is the problem.
The grid is heated and provides proper atomization of the fuel, when it is damaged
I think the piece of crap carb ices up. I had the same problem, rebuilt the carb,but it
didn't help. Replaced the $80.00 gasket and it solved it!