That's a shame on the burnt connector, I must have missed that post reading through them all not fully awake this morning.He said there is a burned connector to the pump. If that's the case the pump can't be trusted even if it runs after the connection repair, it is very possible it is pulling too many amps causing the connector to burn.
Of course it is possible the connection was crap from the factory, but either way I wouldn't trust the pump.....
As far as lasting for a long time, GMs seam to be the worst in my experience, or at least used to be the worst. I have no idea why.
Umm, the point was that independents have a lot more skin in the game being that the success of their business is more directly impacted by reputation and a pleased customer base.Umm, that’s the model of any shop. They’re there to make a profit, not fix everyone’s cars at a loss. Up selling is for the benefit of the customer because 90% of customers do not even check their oil between oil changes. They don’t get under their vehicles to see what’s leaking or worn out. I don’t agree with snake oil but independents sell that just the same as dealers. I do agree with changing fluids but I don’t like additives.
You intentionally don't want to read into the point I am trying to make, and that's ok. Yes, good and bad dealers, good and bad indys, we can agree on that.Seriously? You really think that? The owner of my dealership plopped down $16 million dollars to build our facility plus all the upkeep (he just spent $60k repainting the building). I’m pretty sure he has a hell of a lot of skin in the game. And his name is on the building! It’s absolutely absurd to say that. I’m not putting down independents but to say they’re better than dealerships is just false. There’s more of them to pick from so you do have more options to find a good one since there’s usually only a few dealerships in an area but c’mon. They’re people trying to make a living just like at the dealership, there’s good and bad techs everywhere, good and bad employers everywhere.
The SS metal pan under the seat is completely different and none of the G8 fuel pump access covers will work.Or do like some G8 guys have and access under the rear seat. Might be the same layout but not sure. Does involve cutting access hole for which there are readymade panels to seal it up. Personally I would not cut on my car , well this one anyway.
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CB750, I completely understand why you have your views on diy guys and I would say in 99% of cases you are right.I want to see you do the fuel pump with a jack and a few jack stands.
My rear cradle was out in 15-20 minutes. It is pretty easy to remove. But that was just the start of itDropping the rear cradle to drop the tank to replace the fuel pump.
No sweat - 15 minute job start to finish with just a couple of adjustable wrenches, a bottle jack, roll of duct tape and some baling wire. Easy-peasy.
Here's how I did the fuel pump on my truck! Absolutely the best access to the pump without dropping the tank.I worked with a guy once who did that. Made me cringe but it worked. Also have a friend with a 2000ish chev p/u. He talked me into cutting a whole in the bed and putting hinges on it. I told him no lets just drop the tank, he insisted because it failed so many times already. That was the easiest pump I've ever changed after the whole part was done! Over the years I would have to say GMs have had the worst fuel pumps.....
Also, for some reason imports like to make access points, kind of nice really.
Yep! That's the other option on a pickup. I've heard of guys just tilting the loose bed with a jack too but I've never seen it that done like that in person.
No instructions, I just knew the goal is to get the tank out so I started removing everything in my way until I got it out. Had to drop the sub frame a little which I didn't expect.Jason Lester - how did you do do that?! Do you have instructions or recommend how to find them?