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Old 08-05-2014, 04:43 AM
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Fuel Pump Recommendation

I've got so many parts on order, and I'm planning a few weeks of on/off working on the truck. One of the first things I'm doing is replacing the fuel tanks. This got me thinking about replacing the fuel pump too. I don't know if its necessary, but hey, why not?

Now...I'm not interested in converting to e-fuel...so let's leave that alone

Before I begin my internet scouring for a new fuel pump, does anyone have a good recommendation for a quality pump that will be dependable for many miles?
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:53 PM
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You do not have a fuel pump in your tank, you have mechanical lift pump in your engine valley, underneath your turbo. If your looking to upgrade you will want to go with an electronic fuel system.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:58 AM
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Yes, I know the fuel pump is not in the tank(s). The point is that I'm parking the truck for a few weeks to install a variety of things, some of which are under the hood. I'm not interested in an upgrade to the fuel system, but rather just considered replacing the pump since I know it's a common failure part. It also gives me an excuse to remove the turbo and install up-pipes.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:25 AM
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I bought a Carter pump off of rock auto, i think it was $130 w/shipping. Working well so far!
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:42 AM
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The idea of not upgrading to e-fuel is absurd. mechanical pump even new is prone to failure and that's why we remove it and install an electric fuel system. Especially with your stage 1st you want that mechanical pump gone

What's your reason for not wanting e-fuel
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:56 AM
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The idea of not upgrading to e-fuel is absurd. mechanical pump even new is prone to failure and that's why we remove it and install an electric fuel system. Especially with your stage 1st you want that mechanical pump gone

What's your reason for not wanting e-fuel
I wouldnt say its absurd, but its one of those things that its just plain good for the truck. Im so glad im rid of that huge ungodly fuel bowl and mech fuel pump. But e-fuel wasnt a decision made lightly since im not one for making big power mine was because the time was right due to a series of unfortunate events. Now having the stage ones will definitely beg for a better fuel system.

OP i know you dont want to but its your only way to upgrade the fuel system. Any replacement pump wont be any better(unless obviously its a bad pump now). But if your dead set on replacement, think about this, how long has your stock pump held up?
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Old 08-08-2014, 12:02 PM
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Let me rephrase:
I am not interested in converting to e-fuel at this time. I've just poured out over $1K in various other upgrades that are more important to me right now than e-fuel. I was angling toward replacing the pump only because I take the truck on long trips (often hauling), and I simply like the insurance of having a new one. However, if it aint broke, don't fix it, I suppose. At some point over the next year or so, I may start gathering the parts for e-fuel. In the mean time, I've purchased the fuel line check valve delete fittings from Riff-Raff Diesel to help improve flow.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:00 PM
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Where do those fittings go?
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:29 PM
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a fuel pressure gauge would serve you better then. when the pressure starts dropping then you can replace the pump
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:14 PM
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I like being absurd. I will take mechanical over electric any day. I sell alot of electric pumps that failed under 100,000 miles, both diesel and gas. The Ford and Dodge pumps are pretty popular. I have only sold a couple of 7.3 mech pumps and one was me, I just replaced mine at 170,000 just to do it, probably would have went over 200,000.
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