So if anyone recalls last month when I was driving to NYC to visit a friend and his family for the holidays I sprung a fuel leak. I was going to try and fix it myself but after putting it up on ramps and doing some inspection with a flash light I determined that It wasn't what I thought it was, and I would need to just take it to a mechanic. I ended up leaving it with Dave from After hours and he took the fuel tank down for me and found that the high pressure supply line from my sending unit to the metal lines that run along the frame rail had rubbed on the cab and wore a hole in it. Checking GMPartsdirect Rock auto and a few other online sites yielded that the part does not exist. Checking all the local junk yards none have them available because when fuel tanks are removed etc they cut them for whatever reason.
This is the plastic line that has the quick disconnects that goes from the sender to the metal lines. If anyone knows of a local yard with a crew, has a spare one, or would be willing to look out of state for me please let me know. I will pay good money for this part.
I am curious if this is a problem that could be a design flaw with these trucks, being I have the highest known mileage of anyone on the group with an S10 crew (257k at the moment) could this be something that others may end up with in the future? Now my truck did have a frame issue which was corrected, but that was the other side of the vehicle so again, not sure if it was part of an alignment issue or design flaw. I would suggest anyone who has to drop their tank for a fuel pump or tank issue to inspect these lines and make sure they are not wearing. I would hate to see someone end up in the same situation as me. After just putting close to 2k in to this truck in upgrades/repairs etc its quite disappointing that its been rendered useless by a stupid 1 foot piece of plastic.
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