Best Replacement Fuel pump?

Discussion in 'Engine Performance + Maintenance' started by Lattimer, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. big_mike

    big_mike I'm Awesome

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    I just picked up a ACdelco pump assembly with gasket, float and harness for $124 on Amazon. Also got a new ACdelco MPFI spider assembly for $250 too.
     
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    The 98 I picked up has this HACK in it...honestly pisses me off so much, cant see how this is any easier, or better. IMHO such a half-assed hack. You can take the bed off in about 15 mins..$hit I used to pull the bed off my 01 so I could wash the frame.

    Now I get to weld it all up and make it look like it never happened. Such a sad thing...my bed is PERFECT otherwise, ZERO Rust which up here in Maine is worth its weight in gold... If I could find another Un-Hacked perfect bed, I'd probably swap it....

    DONT HACK YOUR BED.
     
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    Big D Atoadaso I f*kn Atoadaso

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    I dont understand the the hack door. the pumps dont go out every year. drain the fuel and drop the tank, or pull the bed, Ive done em both numerous times by myself, its not that hard, its not even that big of a pain in the ass!

    Dont do the hack door, even if you buy Spectra fuel pumps, The leader in shitty fuel pump parts.
     
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    Delphi. RockAuto.
     
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    And don't hack the bed. Pulling the tank isn't that big of a deal.
     
  6. Tachyon

    Tachyon OBS Enthusiast

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    It is if you have skid-plates, especially if it's winter and you live someplace that actually gets cold.
     
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    Tachyon OBS Enthusiast

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    And how long does it take you to "Take the bed off" a Suburban or Tahoe?
     
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    There's always that one guy

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  9. big_mike

    big_mike I'm Awesome

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    People can say what they want but if done "right" there is no downside to a access panel, especially in a tahoe or suburban. I'm gonna do one in my tahoe for this pump swap and I did one in my 99' WS6 as well. If you plan to keep it and know eventually you'll be doing it again, it's worth it. Especially if you don't have access to a lift.

    Some say "hack" job, who cares. It's your vehicle and if you don't have the means to drop the tank, do it and don't look back.

    The old saying, "there is more than one way to skin a cat" comes to mind.
     
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    superdave Proud NOOA Member

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    Cutting the "access panel" has to be harder (if done correctly) and more time consuming than pulling the bed. I used an engine hoist and some tie down straps to lift mine. No help needed and done easily in an afternoon. Would have been a lot quicker if the exhaust shop didn't weld a bracket right on top of two of the bed bolt access holes in the frame.
     

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