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    Bad fuel pump (Walbro)

    Hey guys. Any one have any problems with the Walbro pumps? It's only been in for 2-3 months and it went out already. I thought these were supposed to be pretty good pumps. I never let the tank get below 1/4 before filling it up either. What is the Racetronics set up every one is talking about?

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    Something is wrong......most Walbro pumps last quite a long time (years)....what voltage are you getting to the pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Something is wrong......most Walbro pumps last quite a long time (years)....what voltage are you getting to the pump?
    I'm not sure the voltage yet. I had it towed to my shop last night and have not looked at it yet. With the car running I can hear the pump whine when I start it and then you can hear the pitch of the whine get higher and higher until it goes away and then the car will stall. I let it sit for 30 sec. and then start it and it will do it again.

    I just found the Racetronix pump on there website. I wish I would have seen that before hacking my factory sending unit all to hell.

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    i had one go bad too.......i for the second one opened up the cup by drill holes in it so fuel can get in there.........also i read that they were having problems with one of thier pumps.....bearings i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by astyles View Post
    i had one go bad too.......i for the second one opened up the cup by drill holes in it so fuel can get in there.........also i read that they were having problems with one of thier pumps.....bearings i think
    I cut a big window in it as well. The tank was full when it happened too. Also when I took the cap off to listen to the pump I could feel the heat coming out of the tank. I think I'm going to get another module and get the Racetronix pump and be done with it.

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    fuel pump issues

    I'm on my 3rd fuel pump . The first 2 were Walbro.

    Is Racetronix the pump everyone is recommending?

    I'm looking to find an external pump?

    I also heard that Walbro pumps have issues. I guess this proves it true.

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    I ave the Racetronix pump with the hot wire kit and I have 30K miles on it with no issues. The Racetronix kit includes a Walbro pump. Get the hot wire kit so you stop burning up the pump.

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    Hey, thanks for the information. Where did you pickup your hot wire kit?

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    Racetronix fuel pump is part of a kit and comes with all the wiring built just for it. Here's a link to their site but you may want to contact them to make sure you're getting the right part.
    http://www.racetronix.biz/index.asp?...FromFeatured=1

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    i had a 255lph Walbro on my Mark VIII. thing was LOUD but i never had another fuel pressure prob as long as I owned that car.

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    in the last couple years people like holley and others got there walbro pumps from china they suck and fail had this happen to me only had 1500 miles on it and it would fail and drop pressure when hot. Got a new one directly from walbro and no more problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet ss View Post
    I'm on my 3rd fuel pump . The first 2 were Walbro.

    Is Racetronix the pump everyone is recommending?

    I'm looking to find an external pump?

    I also heard that Walbro pumps have issues. I guess this proves it true.
    Racetronics use Walbro pumps,,,,so if you are trying to steer clear of Walbro, buying a kit from Racetronics won't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet ss View Post
    Hey, thanks for the information. Where did you pickup your hot wire kit?
    I got mine from Harris Speed Works who is a sponsor of this site.


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