Fuel Pump Replacement Interval

Car maintenance requires replacing basic parts at periodic intervals. I've obsered some really general guideslines for replacing major components, such as alternator (my old Lumina needed one every 80K),
water pumps were around 100K. Ball Joints and Front End work on other cars, necessary at about 90K - 120K.
I wonder about Fuel Pump replacement on a Olds Silhouette APV. My Chevy Lumina went about 185,000 and never needed to have it replaced.
Both cars have a 3.1 L with the fuel pump mounted in the tank...
Don't want to mess with anything that works, but I also hate being stranded on a highway and having the car towed in.
Any thoughts on Fuel Pump and Fuel Injector replacement intervals?
Thanks !!
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When it fails.... Seriously you don't want to replace it unless needed. It is not even in the same room as cheap...
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wrote:

btw- Harry can always punch a few holes in his muffler to quiet the noise of the fuel pump.:

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Pete wrote : Harryface can punch a few holes in his muffler to quiet the noise of the fuel pump.
Bullshit ! I ain't touching the muff, that's Original too !
You don't hear the FP when the windows are open, you only hear it sitting still, windows closed.
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I think that often the fuel pump will give warning before it goes, typically an unusually loud whining noise.
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I replaced my fuel pump @ 250,000 just for the sake of it. It was working fine. I'm told its a High Volume Pump so its gonna make some noise. I do notice a difference with the new pump when I go around the S Curve's and on some on & off ramps, with the old pump there was some hesitation from the fuel pump , but with the new one I can hold at a steady speed then accelerate and won't hesitate.
Expect to maybe replace other componnents such as the sending unit, intank filter reffered to as a Sock, Return Line, High Pressure Line, Tanks Straps, 2 J Nuts and 2 Bolts. It just depends how badly rusted these parts are. SOme times they just disitergrate when you try to take them apart.
Fuel Pump replacement for my car was $555.00 for all the parts listed above except the J nuts, straps & bolts.
The Fuel injectors are still the originals.
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