Changing Fuel Pumps – In-Tank vs External

[fusion_imageframe image_id=”26775″ style_type=”none” stylecolor=”” hover_type=”none” bordersize=”” bordercolor=”” borderradius=”” align=”right” lightbox=”no” gallery_id=”” lightbox_image=”” alt=”” link=”” linktarget=”_self” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=””][/fusion_imageframe]If the time has come for you to replace your fuel pump, either you take it to a mechanic in Reno or replace it yourself. In either case, you may notice the fuel pump is NOT generally located outside the gas tank, but rather inside. This is common, for the fuel pump cleans, filters and pumps the fuel to the engine block. However, there has been some talk around the topic of “inline” or external fuel pumps going around Reno. But why would you want that? The newer in-tank electric fuel pump systems create power and fuel efficiency. It’s hard to imagine wanting to use an inline fuel pump over an internal one. For some Reno drivers, there are benefits to using an inline fuel pump over an in-tank one.

Diesel or other owners in Reno who have to clean or replace their fuel pumps frequently may prefer an external fuel pump. The perks of creating an inline fuel pump are not replacing the existing fuel gauge and the pump being easily accessible. This makes replacing your fuel pump a breeze and can make your life easier, especially in a diesel. Because a diesel’s fuel pump clogs so easily, cleaning or replacing an inline fuel pump is quite a chore. Creating an inline fuel pump makes accessing the fuel pump to clean or perform maintenance much easier.

So is the process worth it? It depends on your vehicle’s maintenance needs. If you are a person with a diesel truck or other vehicle who performs their own maintenance and must clean or replace the fuel pump frequently, yes an inline fuel pump could save you a lot of time and money. If you only need to replace your fuel pump every couple years a standard in-tank fuel pump is fine. The friendly professionals at Wayne’s Automotive Center can help if you are not confident in performing the conversion yourself.

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