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Who has some good advice for me on the life of a fuel pump? I have an 08 Versa hatch 6 spd manual 72k miles that I bought new. I was wondering how long the electric fuel pump tends to last? I am not having any problems with it, and the pressure regulator was replaced years ago under warranty. I am debating if it would be worthwhile to be proactive on replacing the pump. I could do it my self for a few hundred bucks and at my own leisure on a weekend, or the possibility of having it fail out of town and pay some garage 700-800$
plus towing fees, hotel costs, missing work, inconvience... etc. I don't have a lot of miles on the car but I don't know if time/age is a factor also.
 

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I never change a fuel pump until it goes out. I guess maybe it might be worth changing it before hand if you do a lot of traveling. In my experience electric fuel pumps usually last 150K+ miles and often OE parts last longer than aftermarket parts. I drove an '88 Ford Escort to 518K miles and as I recall changed the fuel pump 2 times over all those miles and about 23-24 years of driving.
 

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Unless you are always running at 1/4 tank or less, I wouldn't worry about it at this point.
 

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Who has some good advice for me on the life of a fuel pump? I have an 08 Versa hatch 6 spd manual 72k miles that I bought new. I was wondering how long the electric fuel pump tends to last? I am not having any problems with it, and the pressure regulator was replaced years ago under warranty. I am debating if it would be worthwhile to be proactive on replacing the pump. I could do it my self for a few hundred bucks and at my own leisure on a weekend, or the possibility of having it fail out of town and pay some garage 700-800$
plus towing fees, hotel costs, missing work, inconvience... etc. I don't have a lot of miles on the car but I don't know if time/age is a factor also.
Thanks for the input guys, that seem to be the consensus, that prob right now it is not worth worrying about. I would be better of sticking with the oem for a while yet rather than go to an after market replacement that might not even hold up as good as the original.
 

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I never change a fuel pump until it goes out. I guess maybe it might be worth changing it before hand if you do a lot of traveling. In my experience electric fuel pumps usually last 150K+ miles and often OE parts last longer than aftermarket parts. I drove an '88 Ford Escort to 518K miles and as I recall changed the fuel pump 2 times over all those miles and about 23-24 years of driving.
Drove my 88 escort to 280,000 b4 i got rid of it.. orig fuel pump
 
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