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Old 06-16-2013, 09:19 AM   #21
jd10013


 
Drives: 2012 camaro
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Originally Posted by Rod Knock View Post
I have always driven my cars until the tank is almost empty. On cars (Chrysler products and older GM) where the reading would down to zero, most of the time I would drive it down to below a dozen miles left. After over a million miles - I never had a single fuel pump issue. If the pumps were prone failure from running the fuel tanks low - the manufactures would be shelling out too much for warrenty repairs. JMO

in statistical terms, your whats called an outlier. no, there is no guarantee that running on empty all the time will cause you to need a new fuel pump. just as there is no guarantee that smoking will give you cancer. your just increasing your chances.
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