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Is there a general warning mileage for fuel pumps?

Mine has had all of the trouble areas upgraded, and a buddy just asked me if I have replaced my fuel pump yet. It's got 175,000 or so on it, and he said they typically go 150k-175k, and if they go, it's not good.

I'm not usually one to replace stuff proactively, unless I'm in it anyway (had dummy plugs and stand pipes done when I had a seal go bad in the engine, since they had it apart anyway). But, if it's going to cause a lot of damage, and it's near the end of its life, it might be worth it to replace it proactively.

Any thoughts from anyone who has had one go bad, and if it did, what the outcome was?

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TooManyToys, a member here, is keeping a spreadsheet. I believe he is seeing more people reporting a failure in the 225k to 250k range. He will probably respond before long.

I just had to replace mine at 215k.

I caught mine because I have a fuel pressure gauge. When I saw the pressure drop on a hard acceleration, all I had to do is get out and list - the whine was unmistakable.

Every 6.0L owner needs a fuel pressure gauge! Low fuel pressure can damage the expensive injectors!
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TooManyToys, a member here, is keeping a spreadsheet. I believe he is seeing more people reporting a failure in the 225k to 250k range. He will probably respond before long.

I just had to replace mine at 215k.

I caught mine because I have a fuel pressure gauge. When I saw the pressure drop on a hard acceleration, all I had to do is get out and list - the whine was unmistakable.

Every 6.0L owner needs a fuel pressure gauge! Low fuel pressure can damage the expensive injectors!
That's what I was worried about. Thank you.

When my FICM started dropping voltage, I caught it right away on my Edge Insight CTS, saved me from hurting the injectors.

Can you monitor fuel pressure from the Insight? I'm guessing no, and would need a specific gauge. Any recommendations?
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Well, yes and no. You definitely need an add-on sensor because the 6.0L never had a fuel pressure sensor from the factory. IIRC, it is either the insight or the CTS2 that has some extra parts that will enable you to add it on.

I just bought the sensor and a gauge as a separate system.
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A lot of times you can hear them start to whine before they fail. Even so, it is better to have a pressure gauge.
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The data I've collected from FTE.
Good data. It looks like four of those people's fuel pumps failed with fewer miles than I have (or right around the same mileage). If that's the case, then it might be in my best interest to just replace it proactively. The OEM ones aren't cheap, but either are injectors.

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You should consider just buying the Racor (Parker Hannifen) pump (not the entire HFCM). They are the original manufacturer of the OEM pump.

https://www.racorstore.com/racor-pfp...ly-parfit.html

It is easy to change.
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You should consider just buying the Racor (Parker Hannifen) pump (not the entire HFCM). They are the original manufacturer of the OEM pump.

https://www.racorstore.com/racor-pfp...ly-parfit.html

It is easy to change.
Great info, thank you!
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Be aware, there are two versions out there of the pump only, one from Racor that costs over $100, and a China knockoff that sells for $30-50.

Here is where I got mine,

https://www.dieselfiltersonline.com/...ly-parfit.html


I can add in the data from this site if people want to post their no-fail / fail mileage.
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