1998 Silverado K-1500 Fuel Pump

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by GREGS396, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. GREGS396

    GREGS396 Veteran Member

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    After 14 years and 114k miles, the fuel pump on my truck went the other day. Given that they are an issue after this amount of time, I was kind of waiting for it to give out.
    My question here is if I should go with a dealer OEM part, which will run me about $350, or if I should just get a Bosch one from Advance Auto, which will run me $280 with a 20% discount they are running...
     
  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    O.E part is made by Aritex
     
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    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I put a parts store one in mine.To be honest,I have more faith in an aftermarket brand name than a gm one,sad to say it.
     
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I put a Delphi pump in my Wife's 98 Z/71. Factory one lasted 186,000 miles. Was still working when I changed it, but it was whining so loud I'm sure the neighbors could hear her coming down the road. Only a matter of time before it crapped out.

    I wouldn't put a Bosch anything on any car I own. I've never had any luck with anything that ever had Bosch printed on the package.
     
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    I'd go with delphi if its an option. Bosch is good with some things, other things are junk. I've never used one of their fuel pumps. I'd stay away from airtex if possible(I'm pretty sure airtex didn't make the stock ones). I've never got more than a year or two out of them.
     
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    if you're mechanically inclined and replacing the pump yourself, you can buy just the fuel pump and replace it. you do not need to buy the whole fuel pump module. The pump itself is less than $100
     
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    I wouldn't use the Airtex crap. I have replaced more Airtex pumps than OEM
     
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    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've tried that on a few GM's and ime it's more of a pita than it's worth.
     
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    On my systems at work (oreillys) delpi is listed as the oem part, not the airtex. and we switching airtex to precision, not that they are any different quality than airtex, same prices at least.
     

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