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post #1 of 8 Old 01-19-2014, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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GenRight gas skid plate installation

Well I finally got my gas skid plate in, all 73 lbs of it. I've decided to go ahead and replace all the rubber hoses while I have it down. What about the fuel pump? Normally I'd go ahead and change it (its 21 yrs old) but a new one is almost $300. For you guys who have done the gas tank drop, is it easy enough to do that it's worth waiting till I needed the new pump, or would you do it now? I've seen all the threads on dropping the tank, any special tricks for putting this new skid plate on?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-19-2014, 11:21 PM
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Well I finally got my gas skid plate in, all 73 lbs of it. I've decided to go ahead and replace all the rubber hoses while I have it down. What about the fuel pump? Normally I'd go ahead and change it (its 21 yrs old) but a new one is almost $300. For you guys who have done the gas tank drop, is it easy enough to do that it's worth waiting till I needed the new pump, or would you do it now? I've seen all the threads on dropping the tank, any special tricks for putting this new skid plate on?
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21 years and no issues?

Naw.. leave it in there. It's good for another 21 years. Besides, think of the money you'll save by not having your fuel tank dinged up when the flatbed winches your jeep up for the $400 tow home from the trail head.

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-20-2014, 04:05 AM
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Geez I like to be the merchant where you shop. Rockauto.com fuel pump 25-100 bucks.

But hey Reno is a gambling local. I`d just leave the 21 year old pump...............
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Swap it, and cut a access hole in the tub for future repairs.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-20-2014, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm,so if I read the subtleties between the lines I read “change the fuel pump stupid” Okay, my "don't mess with it if it ain't broke" does not win over common sense, got it!
I'll have to shop around, that price was from Morris. I don't like reman's so I may have to pay more. Is the fuel gauge sending unit part of the pump? If I'm going to do it I may as well do it all.
Thanks for the back of the head slap guys!
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The sending unit is separate from the pump. I just replaced my pump with a Bosch from Amazon. $60. And I wouldn't cut an access hole in the tub. I just got done welding mine back up. If you replace the pump and lines now long will it be until you need to get into it again?
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Access holes are dumb.
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Access holes are dumb.
Yea I don't mind taking a few nuts off and disconnecting hoses to avoid cutting the tub up. Besides since I'm doing everything maybe I'll get lucky and have another 20+ years trouble free.
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