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Old 12-04-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
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Walbro 255LPH fuel pump

Where do i go to buy a high flow fuel pump. i hear people like to run these. any suggestions??
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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http://www.jdsperformance.com/ i got my spec stage 3 clutch from them call and ask for JD
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If you're going to put in a new pump, you might as well put in a Bosch Motorsports "044" pump. It has a higher flow rating at various demand pressures than the 255 (which is still a damn good pump...)

There's not much of a price difference and the 044 will handle almost every turbo you can throw on the car and still keep it a street car.
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is there a site that has them???
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There are loads of sites.


Find one with the price you like and go for it.

Only hitch is that the inner pump carrier in the pump housing will need to be altered slightly to fit the larger pump...
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what has to be altered on the housing and how big of a project is this going to be??? time??
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The pump is slightly longer than OEM, so you'll need to shave down the carrier part to enable the bigger pump to fit. Boe Kalinoski did mine....works "the balls" ....
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fuel cell + http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku methinks
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haha should it be done by a real mech or...

you can get to it through the back seat right??
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haha im not sure if i have the $$ for a fuel cell but ill keep it in mind...

im also having trouble with my gas gauge the needle is always pegged in empty if i fill it from empty it goes to half but when i shut the car off and turn it back on its pegged again. is there some kind of sending unit that needs replacing??
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It's DIY if you work on your car. it's a plastic basket that comes apart that the pump sits in.I fitted a Bosch 044 which has a large body in there.i had to kinda router it out with various grinding tools like files,sandpaper and Dremel tool. It's pretty simple once you get it apart,just a few things to remember:
1.Go slow and test fit a bunch of times-can't replace mat'l that's gone.
2.When done and happy with the fit,make sure to clean out all plastic shavings thoroughly.
3.Reassemble-make sure wires and hoses not chafing and are connected securely.You may need some special fittings to make the hoses work.Try to only cut the hose that goes form the plastic Tee to the pump-leave all others.
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yeah i do all the work on my car... can i get to the fuel pump from the back seat?? i thought i saw a place under the carpet but i wasnt sure... when you say fittings like what kind home depot brass or??
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yeah i do all the work on my car... can i get to the fuel pump from the back seat?? i thought i saw a place under the carpet but i wasnt sure... when you say fittings like what kind home depot brass or??
The little round hatch only allows access to the electrical connections to the pump, not the pump itself.

You'll need to either:

-- cut an access panel going from that round hatch toward the center of the car for about 12-16 inches
-- or drop the tank and remove it to gain access to the pump.

I've done both on two different cars and the access panel route is easier by far. If your car has been winter driven, then the straps and bolts that secure them are probably rusted tight. No amount of PB Blaster will get them loose. (I went through almost a full can over the course of several days trying to work them free.)


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1.Go slow and test fit a bunch of times-can't replace mat'l that's gone.
2.When done and happy with the fit,make sure to clean out all plastic shavings thoroughly.
If you screw it up, it's on your head alone so go slowly and mark locations and measure clearances....

And be prepared to replace your fuel filter at the same time. It's a good practice whenever you do any major fuel system work because you usually dislodge sediment and other crap....

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i might end up cutting the 12-16 hole...
other than a new fuel filter are there any other things i should get?
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i might end up cutting the 12-16 hole...
other than a new fuel filter are there any other things i should get?
On my Bosch pump,I used some eyelets crimped to the wires to get them on the new pump,you may need those.Also,The Bosch pump connects with a m12 x 1.5 banjo style connector I think.I got a m12x1.5 female banjo to barbed connector fitting (it's the same one as used on 9000's to connect to the fuel rail),banjo bolt,2 copper washers,and some in tank submersible rubber line to connect up to the Tee joint,along with some good fuel injection hose clamps.Worked great. I think you may have a barbed fitting right off of the pump so that should make it even easier.You will either need some of the stock plastic fuel line (which is a real bitch to work with) or some in tank submersible fuel line with clamps-i got mine from NAPA-yes they actually had it!
I have to stress though if you use flexible fuel injection hose make sure it is the in tank submersible stuff or it will fall apart over a few years time.
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It is not that much harder to drop the tank and that big hole always worried me about exh fumes and crash-worthiness.

Make sure the walbro you get is not a china copy..

This one looks way different than the five0 one in the Nira car Performs much better.
http://shopping.lightningmotorsports...40-p-2031.html
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Make sure the walbro you get is not a china copy..

This one looks way different than the five0 one in the Nira car Performs much better.
http://shopping.lightningmotorsports...40-p-2031.html


So is that the real deal or a copy?
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So is that the real deal or a copy?
lightning is legit and good shit! i use them all the time for honda shit, good deals too...might be able to dig up a free shipping or 5 off coupon for you too...

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It is not that much harder to drop the tank and that big hole always worried me about exh fumes and crash-worthiness.

Make sure the walbro you get is not a china copy..

This one looks way different than the five0 one in the Nira car Performs much better.
http://shopping.lightningmotorsports...40-p-2031.html
Great, are you saying the five-0 stuff is garbage? I got mine there and it says made in the USA, but I guess it still could be a copy...

That sux! I have one for me ng900 I am waiting to install and already put another in my 9k aero...

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how much are new gas tank straps?? i cant find them on eeuro..
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