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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Blue Springs, MO
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I am likely the one who is spoken of here. Note that all the work on my side has been D2 only at this point, and the modding is done to the truck in my sig.
The pump that failed was was a Beta, turned out to be a priming issue I believe. It was the first Beta available for testing. The pickup line attached to the truck would dribble fuel, so I know there was air in it, when it would pull air it would stop priming. Thats about the extent of my knowledge. It was also on a controller which is believed to also have contributed. This pump style was ditched a while back. I have been slow to convert.
The pump that I replced it with was a Beta 2 or 3. The motor is a monster, and there is no controller. After hooking up this pump and re-bleeding the lines the truck fired up no problem. I have about 300 miles on this pump and no issues to report. The pump starts out pushing 79psi, then after a minute or so drops to 75 and holds steady. The truck is a bit quieter, and definitly idles smoother. It seems like it has a bit more pull and less chugging at lower rpms, and still has plenty of go at top end. More than the mechanical pump liked to provide.
The pump sent to replace the first Beta was a full on production pump. The production pump has improved priming and a mod to the regulator to which the function I do not recall. Leon sent the mod to the regulator for my Beta 2 with the replacement pump. I plan on mounting it Saturday and filling up with wvo and driving a while.
I have not expirienced any issues, priming or otherwise with the Beta 2, it seems strong and steady. The motor stays quite cool as well.
I have tons of pics that I need to sort through and more to take. I would like to take video but for some reason the audio isnt picking up on my camera. Either way I have been wanting to post the setup, even though its not pretty and was done under a tight budget its been hard not posting til im done.
Found out last night that my setup will not be "wife proof" as they say. No offense to anyone.
EDIT: FWIW I have never had problems getting ahold of Leon. I am very pleased with his customer service. I can't speak for him but am sorry to hear you have troubles getting a hold of him.
EDIT: I also want to note that it was either the Raw Power pump or the FASS HPFP since im doing a DIY conversion. Here was my reasoning:
1. I didn't care for the FASS price knowing there were warranty issues (at the time), knowing it would fail, knowing it wasnt designed specifically for wvo.
2. I want to give back to the community that has helped me so much.
Late 99 (2/99) Black F250, CC LB 4x4 Lariat 214k. All Stock for the moment...
1995 PSD, ext cab, one wheel wonder
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, 297k miles, 30k on wvo. totaled 5/8/11 RIP This truck is for sale as a parts truck (Jason is about to receive forged rods, and drop kick his PMR's)
DB high torque starter
DIY Electric fuel w/ wvo conversion
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