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SixShooter'00Camaro
12-22-2013, 11:19 PM
As some of you remember, about this time last year I replaced my fuel pump in my '99. Well long story short I had to trailer the car home last Wednesday after work. The next morning I tried tracking down the problem, I noticed my fuel pump wasn't priming, I changed the relay, nothing. I called highflowfuel Thursday and the guy told me they would send me a new one as there stuff has lifetime warranties. Should be here tomorrow (I hope) anyway dose anyone think it could be something else? Did I maybe just get a faulty pump? It just seems weird it would give out after being used only a year.

Bonemaro
12-22-2013, 11:21 PM
Might just be a fluke.

SixShooter'00Camaro
12-22-2013, 11:23 PM
That's what I'm thinking. I do plan on changing the fuel filter this next weekend too, wouldn't hurt and it's about time anyway.

Ibanezz
12-22-2013, 11:41 PM
Could definitely be a bad fuel pump. Stuff like that happens. Have you traced any wiring back. Making sure non of the wires are damaged or anything? And did you make a trap door in the hatch? Would make it really easy to access all that again

SixShooter'00Camaro
12-22-2013, 11:53 PM
I took a test light to a few, and I did the trap door last time so this time it should be a breeze.

Ibanezz
12-23-2013, 12:05 AM
Good luck man. Keep us posted!

Bonemaro
12-23-2013, 12:32 AM
You say this is an HFP pump?

SixShooter'00Camaro
12-23-2013, 05:29 AM
Ibanezz, thanks will do.
Bone, yeah HFP pump, just an oem replacement since it's my DD/cruiser car.

Bonemaro
12-23-2013, 10:45 AM
They are great about sending replacements.

SixShooter'00Camaro
12-24-2013, 08:33 PM
New pump came in today. Going to be putting it in tomorrow, don't have a lot going on and I'm off work so why not. I'll let you guys know what the verdict is.

xpbr2000
12-25-2013, 10:50 AM
could be the connections in side the tank as well. check terminals. make sure they aren't corroded or covered in gunk.

SixShooter'00Camaro
12-25-2013, 09:47 PM
Well got the new pump in and she started right up, everything's good. Dustin, all the connections inside the tank looked good.

I had a tnought while I was working on it, I know some aftermarket pumps your not suppose to let the fuel level get to low, I wonder if that's why this last pump didn't last long? I let my tank get to low before filling up again and it was just hard on the pump?

nascar24jd
12-26-2013, 12:00 AM
I agree ^^^

I never let my tank go below 3/8 (between 1/2 and 1/4) and I have never lost a fuel pump, ever.

Ibanezz
12-26-2013, 08:10 AM
I try to never let it get under a 1/4 tank. But usually the next day or so I'm broke as hell and of course don't fill up until 1/8

Bonemaro
12-26-2013, 09:35 AM
I let mine go empty every time.

ChibiBlackSheep
12-26-2013, 10:16 AM
I usually don't let my tanks get under 1/2 a tank. Especially in the winter.

Not only just because I'm anal about certain things, but our fuel pumps are actually cooled by fuel. So you want there to be fuel to keep them cool and not getting burnt out.

Bonemaro
12-26-2013, 05:00 PM
With the bucket and venturi setup, the pump should always be submersed regardless of tank level.

xpbr2000
12-27-2013, 11:56 AM
I let mine go empty every time.

I don't keep mind low all the time but i'll run it to empty or close to it every time. and i removed my bucket and all thats there is a pump. been running it that way for 3 years without issues.

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