I know that many (most) advise against running low or running out of gas because an in-the-tank pump can overheat and have a shortened lif as a result.
However, I just read yet another article that stated there are dangers in running out of gas, many of them having to do with traffic or loss of power steering and brakes, getting a citation, and those are legitimate concerns, but . . .
. . . it was pointed out that all the crap that has been accumulating in the tank gets pushed into the engine as the tank is running dry. People on this site have also warned about this.
I’ve taken the pump module out of my car (to replace a sender) and looked at the set-up involving the pick-up and it’s “sock” . Pumps must draw fuel from tank bottoms. They do this wether the tank is full, empty, or in between.
I’ll go along with the overheat, but I’ve never bought this “pump all the crap into the engine when low on fuel” theory.
What do you think ?