SSR Pit Crew
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Saskatchewan & Arizona
2005 Richochet Silver LS2
i would also agree with the 'change it out' theory while you have it out as the service life of the pump is a real moving target with these GM vehicles. They may run for a long time but I have had them fail on many vehicles with only 60 to 80,000 miles on them and result in an expensive tow bill. Pump assemblies can be purchased very reasonable when you are not in a bind, I would suggest that it be done now ahead of the desperation moment.
something that is said as a 'not to do' is to run around town on a regular basis with a near empty tank
there is a school of thought out there that the gasoline in the tank is part of the cooling equation. Now the pump is housed in a plastic cylinder which is supposed to retain a resevior of fuel to act as a transfer of heat away from the pump but just as a measure of caution I think it is a good idea to fill that tank at a 1/4 capacity.