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This is a discussion on quality fuel pumps within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Just a quick qiestion, I wanted to know what are good quality fuel pumps. I have beem through two walbro ...

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    Just a quick qiestion, I wanted to know what are good quality fuel pumps. I have beem through two walbro fuel pumps with my 02 camaro ss. It's a daily driver, ms3 cam with rods and springs. Oem bottom end moderate tuned. What is the problem? Is it the pump or something else? Well they were used on drag car so I guess that does drop the reliability.

    So post up your pumps let me know.

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    The most common culprit of failure is overheating, Ie not keeping enough fuel in the tank to keep the pump cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    The most common culprit of failure is overheating, Ie not keeping enough fuel in the tank to keep the pump cool.
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    I see, but I usually keep it over a quater tank of gas. I fill up every week at least once a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    The most common culprit of failure is overheating, Ie not keeping enough fuel in the tank to keep the pump cool.
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    This. Or fuel filter.. Possibly even a line issue from the past installs.. The plastic quick disconnect lines on the sending unit (and filter) are easily kinked.. Or a possible issue with the pickup screen..
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    i bought the racetronix one which is a walbro pump too. I had it for almost 5 months and it stated to make the whinning noise again after driving for at least 30 mins. I dont let my fuel get under 1/2 a tank and fuel filter was replaced too. I checked the lines and they were fine. Not so sure how long it will last but I'm thinking going back to OEM if it fails soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    i bought the racetronix one which is a walbro pump too. I had it for almost 5 months and it stated to make the whinning noise again after driving for at least 30 mins. I dont let my fuel get under 1/2 a tank and fuel filter was replaced too. I checked the lines and they were fine. Not so sure how long it will last but I'm thinking going back to OEM if it fails soon.
    Well that sucks, I don't know if I should buy a new high volume fuel pump or go OEM, I plan to go to the track in a few weeks if work allows.


    Has anyone had an aftermarket pump lsat longer than two years?

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    I'm gonna try OBX for my current build not expensive, and I have'nt heard anything (yet) that was bad about thier high volume (external electric) fuel pumps..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I'm gonna try OBX for my current build not expensive, and I have'nt heard anything (yet) that was bad about thier high volume (external electric) fuel pumps..
    Wow that looks like a big project man! Good luck!

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    Wow that looks like a big project man! Good luck!

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