Actual fuel left in tank

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    Actually no fuel goes through the pump motor which is what could run a little warmer, running out is tough on the engine for several reasons, one big one is the DI pump,
     
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    It doesn't got through the motor but the fuel lines pass through the module next to the motor which cools the module including the motor.
     
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    Not really,
    It is not a big deal under normal conditions, but if you constantly run your tank low and buy $5 at a time, you might shorten the life of the pump somewhat.
    Its just as cheap to keep'em full as it is empty.:like:
     
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    Hmmm, well in that case the motor becomes fully exposed to heat in the tank after about half a tank down. I wonder at what point the sloshing fuel doesn't cool the motor at all.
     
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    Have you ever pulled a fuel pump? I don't mean that sarcastically.
     
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    A long time ago but I look at drawings of them and have seen them outside of the boxes a few times. Lol.
     
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    #38 Dec 3, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Good typical pump assembly...Notice the pump motor is close to the bottom so this is a minor almost hypothetical issue.
    Look... I'm not saying its a big deal, but it ain't nothin' (intentional double negative)
    You'd have to run pretty low to expose the pump... and do it a LOT.
    I think we are on the same page, if not the same paragraph.;)
     
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