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Old 08-29-2006, 06:11 PM
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Inline fuel pump vs. in tank fuel pump

I have a 53' Studebaker coupe. I came across a good deal on a 94' LT-1 (fuel injected) with automatic trans. Which is better the fuel pump ( electric )that is in the gas tank? Or, a inline ( electric ) fuel pump? I came across a fuel pump ( in line ) from a Ford Ranger that looks like it would work. I would like to know advantage and disadvantages on the two pumps.
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I've toiled with that decision. I've got a TBI 350 in my 83 Camaro. I burned up 2 of those Holly Blue in-line fuel pumps. The first time, I was told I messed-up by putting the pump back by the tank. It lasted about 9 months. It seems they are designed to pull not to push. So the 2nd one went under the hood, as advised. It lasted about one year. So, now, I've been running a factory 89 Camaro fuel pump (in the tank) for 3 years. My understanding is that the pump is cooled by being submerged in the gas. And well, it gets me to work every day. So that's what I'd go with.

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Inline pump vs. in tank pump.

Thanks for the reply... Im leaning towards the intank fuel pump because it should be quieter. Besides, I already have the pump. The inline pumps are noiser and like you said the durability is questionable. The inline may be better to repair/replace.
A friend of mine used the Ford Ranger inline pump on his 350 Chevy with TBI and swears its worked great.
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