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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-31-2009, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Pump Upgrade?

Hi there, this is my first post here so I'll try not to sound like a complete noob. I was recently told that my fuel pump might be on its way out and was wondering if I should replace it with upgraded pump/system or are the stock ones capable enough for the regular mods?
The truck is an early '99 with Afe stage 2 intake, upgraded up pipes, IC, 4" exhaust, and an edge attitude w/ juice. I'm still not satisfied with the power so there will be more modding to come. Any opions or suggestions on pumps or systems I should be looking at? thanks
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If you want a new fuel pump I would reccomend a fuel lab pump.
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Depend on how much money you have. To run a fuel lab, you will need more than just the pump. The intake side of the pump I know for sure will need bigger lines. Then you will need to run a relay and larger wires to the pump. $500+

Stock Fuel pump <$200

What problems is your truck having that you are being told that your pump is going bad?

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I recently had it in at a mechanic and he said one of the codes that came up was a indication of a weak pump. He just gave me a heads up that I might need to replace it soon. I am only able to build 15 pounds of boost according to my edge monitor, could this have something to do with fuel or lack there of?
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the fuel lab pump is 4oo bucks..i will be going with the $118 walbro pump..better then stock yet cheaper then stock..low fuel could be the cause..i would check for boost leaks or up pipe leaks first..

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Depend on how much money you have. To run a fuel lab, you will need more than just the pump. The intake side of the pump I know for sure will need bigger lines. Then you will need to run a relay and larger wires to the pump. $500+

Stock Fuel pump <$200

What problems is your truck having that you are being told that your pump is going bad?

One thing to keep in mind is that you can run the Fuelab pump at whatever speed you want. If you turn it down, you can run smaller lines.
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i had a FASS on my cummins and it was amazing. if i had to do it again, id go the same route

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i had a FASS on my cummins and it was amazing. if i had to do it again, id go the same route
What fuel pressure did that Fass run at on your Cummins? The difference between that, and the pressure a 7.3 system runs at is why you would likely not have the same luck.

Is the OP even looking for a performance pump of any sort? If not, a walbro is the quickest, and easiest fix by far. That or a stock replacement, although I have no idea what code can come up to indicate a failing fuel pump myself.
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i kept a constant 15psi with smarty level 9

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