Originally Posted by Mike
I'd suggest you lather up the new parts with anti-seize, but I doubt you will have to get back in there again.
Will definitely use anti-seize. Even if not going back in- will provide a bit of lube like qualities when trying to get the ring back on. I did purchase a new replacement ring, but for the first time in three GM fuel pumps I think this ring is reusable (barely).
I think it may be salvageable because (1) four days of soaking in PB- blaster, (2) the top of the 2000-2205 Bonneville fuel tank is not subject to as much crud as the S10/ Bravadas- it has some protection as the S10 has zero from salt landing on top of the fuel tank.