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You are in the Chevrolet S-10 & GMC S15 Sonoma
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Chevrolet S-10, Fuel System, Truck
#8 of 27 Re: in the tank fuel pump replace [hoodlatch]
Apr 12, 2007 (8:48 am)
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.
#9 of 27 Re: in the tank fuel pump replace [singlewc]
Apr 12, 2007 (2:39 pm)
Have you crawled under it to see what all is involved to undo the bed and slide it over to get to the top of the tank? When I dropped the tank on my S-10 it had about 10 gallons in it which was more than I wanted to deal with. The next time, before I go through all that again, I'm going to pull the bed. While I have the bed off I'm going to make a removable access plate, something GM should have done from the beginning.
#10 of 27 Re: in the tank fuel pump replace [hoodlatch]
Apr 13, 2007 (10:00 am)
#11 of 27 Re: in the tank fuel pump replace [gonogo]
Apr 13, 2007 (4:52 pm)
Oops, my bad. I thought it was a pick-up.
#12 of 27 Re: in the tank fuel pump replace [hoodlatch]
Apr 14, 2007 (7:20 pm)
it is a s-10 PICKUP that my original info request is about.
#13 of 27 Re: in the tank fuel pump replace [jimmurray1946]
Apr 15, 2007 (7:55 pm)
You would not be doing this lady any favors by trying to "rig" an external fuel pump. Your talking about opening yourself up to liability issues if an accident or fire should occur. The fuel pump is in the tank for a reason. This system operates between 50-60 PSI with a maximum head pressure of 80-90 PSI. You can get just the fuel pump, you just have to shop around. Then again you run the gambit of breaking the plastic module assembly. Search e(vil)bay, I see there's a butt load of them on there.
#14 of 27 Re: in the tank fuel pump replace [drwright1]
Apr 16, 2007 (7:59 am)
thanks, another avenue i hadnt thought of was e-bay. i have checked the local wrecking yards but was afraid to go that route.
#15 of 27 Removing fuel from tank
Nov 13, 2007 (3:23 am)
You could also use optional electric fuel pump to remove the fuel to another vehicle.
Not rocket science.
There's also 5 -6 gallon fuel cans.
$30 pump, Wally World Fuel Cans $10.
Nov 13, 2007 (2:05 pm)
hey! i have a saturn 2001 L300 about a 2 months ago it wouldn't crank but after about 20 min. it would crank fine
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 ??????
#17 of 27 1984 s10 pu jerks, bogs
Nov 23, 2007 (12:52 pm)
My 84 s10 pu jerks and bogs at acceleration. The gas pedal is floored and no speed while jerking. It is a manual 2.8 v6, 5 spd. Plugs, cap, rotor,plug wires all new. Timing set, it runs lean. It did show a 41 code. Carb fuel filter also changed. Any suggestions as to why it won"t accelerate? It almost feels as if it is on a downshift. It won't get past 7 mph when all this occurs. This is my last vehicle. I need any help anyone can offer.Desperate....