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Avoid Damaging New Fuel Pump and Improve Engine Performance with a Clean Gas Tank

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Avoid Damaging New Fuel Pump and Improve Engine Performance with a Clean Gas Tank

Motorists may not know much about their fuel pump but over the life of owning a vehicle, it will probably need to be replaced. One area that often gets overlooked when putting in a new fuel pump is cleaning the gas tank. The Car Care Council recommends that when it comes time to replace your fuel pump, that you have your gas tank cleaned thoroughly to avoid damaging your replacement fuel pump. A clean fuel tank can also ensure maximum engine performance and fuel efficiency.

"While a vehicle's fuel pump is not a routine maintenance item, it will likely need to be replaced at some point while you own a car," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Before replacing a defective fuel pump with a new one, the fuel tank should be properly cleaned to clear old debris, dirt and contaminants that have accumulated at the bottom of the tank."

Whether performed by a professional service technician, or you do it yourself, follow this 10-step process to clean your gas tank properly and avoid damaging your new fuel pump:

  1. Drain fuel tank into an approved container.
  2. Clean rust and debris from the top of the fuel tank.
  3. Remove fuel pump.
  4. Swirl gas tank. Pour out remaining gas and debris.
  5. Clean the tank interior with a low-suds soap and water mixture.
  6. Swirl cleaning solution inside tank.
  7. Drain tank and dry with compressed air.
  8. Wipe out tank with lint-free towel.
  9. Visually inspect tank. Replace tank if damaged
  10. Confirm tank is completely dry (may take approximately 30 minutes).

"The original fuel pump that came with your vehicle when you purchased it went into a clean gas tank so it only makes sense to put your replacement fuel pump into a clean gas tank as well," said White. "Cleaning the gas tank will not only improve engine performance, but it will also lead to better fuel economy so you pay less at the pump - a goal of most vehicle owners."

Source: Car Care Council

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    , 07/01/2022

    I was quoted a price of over $1700 to have the A/C on my 2009 GMC Sierra repaired by a local large dealership. Budd at West End Garage said he would check it out and there was a good possibility he could fix it without having to replace the compressor. He replaced what he thought was wrong (after calling me and explaining what his plan was). He wound up fixing my A/C for a few dollars more than $300 (saving me more than $1400) The A/C now blows the coldest air it has since I can remember. Not only did they save me a ton of money, but were super nice and informative in the process. Thanks West End Garage.

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    , 05/29/2021

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    They are all very friendly. Cheaper than I expected. I really trust this place.

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    Send out a message reminding you of your appointment - EXTREMELY HELPFUL!! Also, they do great work and don't charge an arm and a leg. They are usually booked around a month out, so plan accordingly!!

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    , 12/07/2020

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