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I know a lot of you might have seen my other thread: http://www.focaljet.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=005039
about my fuel line break at the tank.

Background:
Fuel Pump replaced at 12000 and 40000 miles.

Before the line break, I had been averaging about 28 mpg.

Now that I'm on my 3rd fuel pump (had to just buy the whole freaking assembly
) My gas mileage has jumped up to 32 mpg. No change in driving habits either.

I looked at my old pump and checked the prescreener.. Freaking super dirty.
 

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I've said it before, and I'll say it now.
People shouldn't have to replace so many fuel Pumps.
It's NOT The Fuel Pumps that are the problem.
REPLACE the Gas TANK.
THAT'S the Problem on the cars that have problems.
If you don't replace the gas tank, you'll be replacing ANOTHER Fuel Pump in a few thousand miles.
 

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personally you dont have to replace the gas tank just take it out.
make sure its empty then clean that sucker...
problemo solved and much less expensive...
 

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My mileage is pretty bad too. My Sable got way better mileage on the same amount of gas....13 gallons in one tank. I could drive to work and back which is about 20 miles and the needle wouldn't even move as long as I wasn't punching the throttle every chance I got. And that's in a 3300 lb. car.

[ 05-15-2003, 02:36 PM: Message edited by: Jibberish18 ]
 

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Shiva Chaos, when or I should say what month did you experience this increase in mileage?

If your state mandates the use of either MTBE or ETBE in the fuel, generally April is the month they stop blending it into the fuel and your overall mileage per tank increases by a few mpg's.
 

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Originally posted by G1-Focus:
Shiva Chaos, when or I should say what month did you experience this increase in mileage?

If your state mandates the use of either MTBE or ETBE in the fuel, generally April is the month they stop blending it into the fuel and your overall mileage per tank increases by a few mpg's.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">this month.

I've actually gone through 3 tanks of gas since I put in the new pump and cleaned the screen so I can verify the increase in mileage
 
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