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Old 01-14-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default How can I prevent my fuel pump from freezing?

I just spent the last few hours removing, thawing out, and re-installing the fuel pump on my Impreza in sub-zero weather.

Anyone have any tips on how I can prevent it from freezing? It's supposed to be cold as hell tonight and tommorrow night (-20 to -30 F).
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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Were in MN here and we've never had a fuel pump freeze on any of our cars. (the windchill was -50 a few days ago). Make sure you have a fresh batch of GOOD gas and a full tank and maybe some fuel addetive.

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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Were in MN here and we've never had a fuel pump freeze on any of our cars. (the windchill was -50 a few days ago). Make sure you have a fresh batch of GOOD gas and a full tank and maybe some fuel addetive.

Mike
It's a first for me. My tank is pretty low at the moment... you really think that could be part of the problem?
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:24 PM   #4
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i just had a thread about this situation.

here is what happened . i , started my car after it sat outside for about 20 hours it started up just fine for a very cold start . and allmost instantly my gas guage light comes on like im out of fuel. i had a half tank, that had been in the car for over a week.

after the car warmed up slightly the light went away . i drove to napa and got some amsoil pi fuel additive. and filled the tank with gasoline. have not had the problem since .

its pretty obvious to me i had moisture in the gas tank that condensed and froze .

my dad back in the day would allways use a can of "dry gas " in the winter . no one uses it anymore i dont even know if its made , but it was pretty much for this reason.

it has more to do with keeping your tank full. but who can do that?

keep it as full as possible in these temps the northeast is seeing right now and get some additive to clean out the moisture in your tank.

this is the stuff i use , i mean they offer a money back guarentee so. at worst youll have clean injectors and cumbustion chamber .

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/api.aspx
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:00 PM   #7
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haha obviously putting sum cum in sum chamber haha. i got laid like 20 minutes after that post too lol .
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #8
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Keeping the gastank full as much as possible is your best bet to keep this from happening.

They do still make those fuel additives that's supposed to prevent water condensation in the fuel lines, I think I saw a bottle go for under $2 at NAPA the other day. You can try that too.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:34 PM   #9
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haha obviously putting sum cum in sum chamber haha. i got laid like 20 minutes after that post too lol .
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really ewww? are u 12? i got laid dude !!!!!!!!!! hahaha lol wait i get laid like everyday , thats how you keep your prostate pump from freezing .
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really ewww? are u 12? i got laid dude !!!!!!!!!! hahaha lol wait i get laid like everyday , thats how you keep your prostate pump from freezing .
Believe it or not, the general public does not want to know about your intimate personal life. That includes me, and obviously Counterfit too. Keep that **** to yourself!
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:03 PM   #12
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I thought it was funny and if you didn't and i was you, i wouldn't talk ... because it was funny.

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