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Old 08-27-2019, 11:54 AM   #15
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Yeah really and donít let the tank get so low that you do run out! Those 6.2 liters have a good appetite for gasoline! You didnít damage your Camaro either! ��
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:58 PM   #16
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Fuel flowing THROUGH the pump cools it, it doesn't have to to be submerged in fuel.
You have a fuel pump that circulates gasoline over the motor windings and the armature bearings?
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Old 08-27-2019, 03:34 PM   #17
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I can't believe I wasted 7 minutes reading this bullshit.
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:37 PM   #18
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FYI.... Running your car below 1/4 tank continuously is a great way to burn out the pump. The fuel in the tank keeps the pump cool.
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:18 AM   #19
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Biggest danger of running all the gas out is sucking up sediment into the pickup screen and whatever other filter they have integrated into the pump. Typically NOT a problem in a car that is so new.
It is generally considered beneficial for the longevity of a fuel pump to keep it submerged in fuel, which acts as a heatsink. This does not take much gas. This is mainly a problem for those maniacs out there who like driving around with less than 1/8 tank and the fuel light always on.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:35 PM   #20
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I'm guessing this is an old wives tale that never died.
Besides, there are much more important things to worry about: the biggest being what brand of cover to use when storing the car inside overnight.
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:47 PM   #21
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"The most common cause of fuel pump failure is frequently running the tank low on fuel, which causes the motor to overheat. The second most common cause is fuel contamination, usually dirt and rust particles that clog the fuel strainer and prevent the pump from drawing enough fuel under high engine load. If enough contamination gets past the pump’s intake strainer, it can actually jam the pump and stop the engine immediately."

Evidently, you're an idiot and so is the moran who wrote the article....

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Old 08-28-2019, 05:49 PM   #22
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"The most common cause of fuel pump failure is frequently running the tank low on fuel, which causes the motor to overheat. The second most common cause is fuel contamination, usually dirt and rust particles that clog the fuel strainer and prevent the pump from drawing enough fuel under high engine load. If enough contamination gets past the pumpís intake strainer, it can actually jam the pump and stop the engine immediately."

Evidently, you're an idiot and so is the moran who wrote the article....

Not on our car bud do your research this is a Camaro forum not a dumb ass deluxe forum
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:47 PM   #23
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I have to admit that when I switched to shorter commutes, I can go almost 2 weeks between fill ups but the weakness is you develop a habit of just jumping in and driving and forgetting to fill up because you almost never need to.... I came real close to running out of fuel once and ran dangerously low on a few occasions. The Heads Up Display I feel contributed to this because you begin checking the gauge cluster less often.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:31 PM   #24
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Not on our car bud do your research this is a Camaro forum not a dumb ass deluxe forum
After reading your last two posts, it sounds like I fit in perfectly right here
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:34 PM   #25
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Good news and I got a oil change at 500 miles and 1500 so should be like no sediment
What the hell does an oil change have to do with sediment in your gas tank? 🤣🤣🤣
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:39 AM   #26
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What the hell does an oil change have to do with sediment in your gas tank? 🤣🤣🤣
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:56 AM   #27
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This happened to me recently, car got really low and I felt like not didn't quite pull as hard for a little bit after I put in gas. I used to run it low after every fill but now I try not to let it get lower than a 1/4 or 1/8 if I can help it. Im sure its not the worst thing ever here and there, but better safe than sorry.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:38 PM   #28
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Evidently, you're an idiot and so is the moran who wrote the article....
well, it's "moron," and may be the case.
I think what they are getting at is repeated low volume fueling allows the pump to run hotter and increases the risk of failure. I don't see how you could go wrong with that logic. Certainly brushes failing due to overheating is true of any motor.
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