Can I replace the in-tank fuel pump with an external one?

Tiny
ELECTRICGUY
  • MEMBER
  • CHEVROLET ASTRO

My 2000 Asto Cargo has had problems with the fuel pump, it has been replaced 3 times so far. It has 121k miles on it. Can I leave the bad pump inside the tank and mount/install a new pump outside the tank?Many european cars have external pumps (Bosch), can I use one of those, what is the min. Pressure I need, has anyone done this. This seems to be a design problem.

Thanks in advance for any advise.

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, July 7th, 2007 AT 6:24 AM

1 Reply

Tiny
PMATEKI
  • MEMBER

Have you ever changed FUEL FILTERS? I do that religeously 10 to 15K as they get clogged up real fast! A pump will burn itslelf out if it has to work hard. And it will. Trying to suck fuel thru a clogged filter! Never go below 1/4 tank as the pump has to be cooled by the fuel. It gets hot in there.
Keep the filter new.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Monday, July 23rd, 2007 AT 3:02 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides