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Old 03-23-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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My dad has a 92 olds 88 that he had to replace his fuel sending unit on at 136k. My mom had a 92 buick lesabre that needed a new sending unit at 136k, After she wrecked that one one my dad got her another 92 and shortly after hiting 136k the sending unit needed to be replaced, my brother got a 92 olds 88 last year with 135k and not 1 week after hitting 136k it was in the shop for a new sending unit. Now i just purchased a 92 bonneville with 136k and am now in the process of replaceing the sending unit, now has anyone else had this problem or is it just my bad luck?
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That'* wierd. A bigger problem with 92'* is the original fuel strainer on the pump (something like a 9 dollar part) is too short and can't get fuel when low on right hand turns. Was that the problem? If so, your mechanic was charging you to replace the wrong part.
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had mine done at 80k
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That'* weird!

My old 93 had 180K on the original. I'm at 105K on my 99 and it'* still doing well. The 87 Bonnie that I had a couple years ago had 228K on the original!

A lot has to do with how full you keep the tank. Not running the tank bone dry is the secret to long fuel pump life. The fuel acts as a lubricant to the pump. Low fuel = less lube!
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I replaced mine at 96K along with the tank and pump. This was just about a week ago.
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