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    i'm a dumbass...

    and ran my car out of gas tonite, my exhuast tone started distorting, looked down, saw i was past E and headed for a gas station, car died about 30 yards from the pumps, in the street but anyways, my question is, now my CEL is on, anyone have an idea if this is common after a stupid move like this?

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    probably picked up a misfire code .unhook battery for a few minuets it should reset

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    yeah, or better yet it will be gone tommorow, my car's done that to me twice. i don't wanna have to reset all my preferences and presets on my sirius radio though :'( hehe

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    i would still get a new fuel filter

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    CEL, Check Engine Light? Go to Autozone and have them read the code with a OBDII reader, they do it for free.
    It will tell you the code and what it's for. It can be deleted by them too.

    I hope you didn't fry your fuel pump. Fuel pump in the '98 to '02 LS1 F-bodies uses fuel for cooling and you should have at least 1/8th tank of fuel in it at refueling time to keep the pump cool and lubricate it.
    There's a 1 in 5 chance your fuel pump may be shot.

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    if my fuel pump was shot though it wouldn't be running now though? it ran rough for about 10 secs after i started it back up, i let it sit for about a min, and it was running fine, and drove it home

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE98LS1
    if my fuel pump was shot though it wouldn't be running now though? it ran rough for about 10 secs after i started it back up, i let it sit for about a min, and it was running fine, and drove it home
    True, keep a watch on it for a while, it's been known they work for some time afterwards then quit.

    As it being running rough for 10 seconds, it's prob purging the air out of the fuel system and the constant fuel supply has reached the engine already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE98LS1
    i don't wanna have to reset all my preferences and presets on my sirius radio though :'( hehe
    Then don't run out of gas I'd also change the fuel filter like Zap said

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    where is our fuel filter at? is it in tank? i've never changed one before but i know they can either be in or out of tank. is that something you should have a shop do or is it not too bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NE98LS1
    where is our fuel filter at? is it in tank? i've never changed one before but i know they can either be in or out of tank. is that something you should have a shop do or is it not too bad?
    It's on the driver's side right next to where the LCA mounts to on the body.

    First open hood and remove the cap where the scharder valve is (driver's side of fuel rail near front of car) and use a rag to cover it, depress it with a screwdriver. Some fuel may spill if it has been shut down a bit ago, maybe not at all if it's been off for a few hours. This is to depressurize the system otherwise fuel will spray all over the place when you loosen the fittings.

    There's a bracket holding it in, remove the bolt holding the bracket in. Then use 2 wrenches, one to hold the fuel filter from rotating and the other to losen the flange nut from the fuel line going to the engine. Then squeeze the tabs on the other side and pull the fuel filter out. Install a new one in the reverse order.

    Turn key to run for 10 seconds, this will run and prime the fuel system and get most of the air out.

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    thanks chris!

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