Making Your Electric Fuel Pump Run Longer? Here Are The Tips
The electric fuel pump, located inside the fuel tank, is an integral part of any vehicle's fuel delivery system. It is an expensive spare part to purchase. As it is located inside the tank, one needs to remove the entire tank to fix or replace damaged fuel pump. For this reason, fixing and replacing it is a very complicated task and is expensive. Therefore, to avoid expenses of purchase and replacement, proper care and maintenance is necessary. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind to make your electric fuel pump run longer.
1. Do not use cheap gasoline/diesel
Using cheap (contaminated) or low quality gasoline or diesel in your vehicle can greatly increase internal wear and tear. It could lead to undesirable spark generation. Low quality and contaminated gasoline or diesel puts more load on the engine, decreasing its life span. The dirt and debris in cheap gasoline or diesel blocks the filter and causes damage to the fuel pump.
2. Do not run on less gasoline/diesel for longer period
As the electric fuel pump is mounted inside the tank, it is important to keep it submerged in gasoline or diesel to avoid overheating and to keep it cool. If the level of gasoline or diesel in the tank is low, it will expose the fuel pump out and its temperature increases as it operates and results in burning and premature failure.
3. Clean fuel tank regularly
It is important to get the tank cleaned and filtered regularly to ensure optimal performance of fuel system of your car. Over time, tanks accumulate particulates like dirt, mud or dust and moisture. Make sure that the tank is properly cleaned on regular basis.
4. Regular servicing
Regularly getting your vehicle serviced is very important to maintain the condition of your vehicle and to ensure that it runs efficiently. Choose a licensed and authorized service center as the service will be carried out by a professionals and according to the recommendations of the manufacturer. Generally, servicing is recommended every 12 months or every 12,000 miles, whichever is sooner. Cleaning or replacing the filter between every 3 to 6 months improves the performance of the vehicle.
The lesson to learn here is, if you are trying to save money by using cheap gasoline or diesel, or by not cleaning the tank regularly, or by avoiding servicing, you are shortening the life of your vehicle's fuel pump.