GMC Savana 3500
Report: Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure
GMC Savana 3500 Problem
Engines Affected: 5.7L V8, Gasoline
Average Mileage: 146,700 mi (125,000 mi - 168,400 mi)
Visitor, 1999 GMC Savana 3500, 5.7L V8, 125,000 mi
I was driving on the highway and the van salled. I restarted and the van would go for a littel ways and stall again. It got to the point where I kept having to restart and go for just a 100 feet and it stalled and I'd restart again. I went about 2 miles or more this way and got to a side of the road. I had a friend come by who bought a fuel line filter for me, removed the old line filter and we poured the contents in a dish and saw metal shaving or something similar in the clear gas. With the new filter installed, I drove the rest of the day with no problems.
I suggest you do your best to keep tank atleast a quarter full so never to run the gas low enough to cause issues. Its much easier than replacing fuel pumps, fuel relay or dealing with the fuel line filter.
I notice a correlation with fuel issues seems to haunt me when I run the gas closer to EMPTY so can suggest the quarterminimum as simple advice to avoid problems.