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xpbr2000
07-04-2010, 04:17 PM
I need a replacement fuel pump. I'm going to be upgrading the pump to a performance pump but I don't have a good idea what to get. I've searched and have found a couple of threads and fuel pump replacement but not on the fuel pump itself.
If you would, please give your experience with your replacement performance fuel pump. Please give the your experience during the install and after the install.

Thanks,
(Maybe we can sticky this too)

tkoforpresident
07-04-2010, 04:33 PM
Walbro seems to be the most popular choice when upgrading the fuel pump.

freakv6
07-04-2010, 05:53 PM
99% of people you will find with performance pumps will be walbro. You can get car speicific kits or just the drop in pump itself.

xpbr2000
07-06-2010, 04:26 PM
What about wiring? I assume they come with a kit. I don't know what to expect. I'm looking at this one: Here (http://www.gvperformance.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=227)

freakv6
07-06-2010, 08:10 PM
will be no wiring except what you see there, that will plug into our stock harness

xpbr2000
08-06-2010, 04:38 PM
I've replaced my pump with a walbro. But in the process I realize the stock pump has an extra two rubber hoses on it the look like they recirculate the fuel to prevent air from getting into the pump or something. Anyone know what repercussions would be to leave those lines undone or left out. The stock pump has a housing it fits in where the extra line feed into, which is where the fuel is recirculated.

whitdog54
08-07-2010, 09:29 PM
not sure, what your pump look like? I went with a racetronix pump

xpbr2000
08-07-2010, 09:53 PM
not sure, what your pump look like? I went with a racetronix pump

well the new pump installed looks like this.... Note the two extra rubber lines. they are removed right now...
http://www.frankforged.com/forge/images/cars/96camaro/operationx/IMG00108-20100804-1929.jpg



but the old pump has a housing and two rubber hoses that run , one in to the housing and one out into the tank. (see below) I left them both out and it runs fine. but I thought there might be some possible problems with it later.
http://www.frankforged.com/forge/images/cars/96camaro/operationx/IMG00111-20100806-1102.jpg


I spoke with one person and they ran the pump with the lid of the housing. but I took all that out with just a pump and the main line from the pump.

Travis@gvperformance
08-08-2010, 06:30 PM
its a closed loop return system so one is returning fuel back to the tank and the other is for fuel vapors. Then of course your main one for feeding the engine.

xpbr2000
08-08-2010, 06:54 PM
I was thinking I was ok to leave all that out. I'll leave it all out. I don't see a need to have it all hooked up.

jnxv6
09-02-2010, 01:59 AM
I was thinking I was ok to leave all that out. I'll leave it all out. I don't see a need to have it all hooked up.

Let us know how it works

xpbr2000
09-02-2010, 09:17 AM
Let us know how it works

I drove it down the road. It ran with no problems. But I will post updates after the motor is in.

jnxv6
09-04-2010, 06:27 AM
I drove it down the road. It ran with no problems. But I will post updates after the motor is in.

Cool, I plan on changing mine out someday

El es Juan
07-18-2012, 01:50 PM
Does anyone one have any experience with these? I was recommended it by a member over at CZ a bit back. I ended up buying but have yet to install it. I can't really seem to find any info on it, good or bad.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380337931451?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_3463wt_1047

xpbr2000
07-18-2012, 01:55 PM
looks pretty good. idk what its talking about using the walbro and not getting below .25 tank though. mines been fine. its a good bit cheaper than when i bought the walbro....

xpbr2000
07-18-2012, 01:57 PM
I drove it down the road. It ran with no problems. But I will post updates after the motor is in.

and too update like i said i would. its been a great pump. i've had zero problems regarding the pump.

El es Juan
07-18-2012, 01:59 PM
looks pretty good. idk what its talking about using the walbro and not getting below .25 tank though. mines been fine. its a good bit cheaper than when i bought the walbro....

I think they were talking about the universal walbro, for those who don't realize you can find specific kits if you look.

The only thing they have me on is it says 1 year warranty. Then down further it says: Every High Flow Performance fuel pump is backed by a Lifetime free replacement warranty. If at any time your fuel pump should fail for any reason, simply contact us via phone or email and we will replace the pump free of charge--and we will pay for all delivery charges.

So which is it? 1 year or lifetime? hahah This may be come important to me in the near future lol