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MooseWhip
03-05-2013, 04:25 PM
I'm going to need a pump in the near future (mine is extremely loud and making a grinding noise lol) I was reading up on people doing the Walbro 255 upgrade using a kit from here (http://www.autoperformanceengineering.com/html/fppumps.html). Since I only have a stock 2.8 I dont need that much flow, I think I read the S4 pump is a 127lph. I was thinking about buying the Walbro that does 190lph since its about half the price of a factory replacement. I think its the same size because its listed under the same category as the 255lph that everyone uses, so my question is would I be fine using this pump as a replacement?

Thanks

nynoah
03-05-2013, 04:46 PM
I would get this over a walbro
http://www.034motorsport.com/fuel-injection-solutions-fuel-pumps-fuel-pump-in-tank-aeromotive-high-flow-340lph-p-21496.html

98A4TurboAWD
03-05-2013, 05:42 PM
I would get this over a walbro
http://www.034motorsport.com/fuel-injection-solutions-fuel-pumps-fuel-pump-in-tank-aeromotive-high-flow-340lph-p-21496.html

Yeah, I'm not familiar with Aeromotive, but I can speak on Walbro. I have a Walbro 255 in my Z28 and it is a garbage pump. I have always had problems with them, as have many others, as it is a very popular part in the F-body community, something that I'd say most owners run.

My first Walbro crapped out in a week. I returned it and was given a new one. That one lasted a couple of years and crapped out. I got another one slightly used from a friend of mine who went with another pump, and that one has lasted me the last 3 years.

Those pumps are garbage and when you replace it and then have problems a year later, it sucks because you think "it can't be the fuel pump" but it probably will be. I drove my car for a few months trying to chase down problems that I thought could never be the pump, but it was.

I will only run Walbro if I can get it cheap from somebody so that it's worth replacing every couple years.

My fuel tank is not dirty, fuel filter is new, etc. They are just junk pumps and many many people have had problems with their pumps.

MooseWhip
03-05-2013, 08:24 PM
Eek I'be never encountered a walbro before so I don't know anything about them, just some bt 1.8 guys run them, ill look around a bit more, was only considering them cause the price

Nynoah that is way to much pump for what I need, and for that price I'd just pick up the Bosch replacement.

Thanks for the help though!

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nynoah
03-06-2013, 08:51 AM
I just noticed this one too. http://www.034motorsport.com/fuel-injection-solutions-fuel-pumps-aem-320-lph-fuel-pump-in-tank-p-23195.html

I really have no clue what the cost of a stock pump is. If you are not modding and it is close to the same price as some of the after market ones, then go stock. Or poke around the S4 for sale section and see if you can find one of theirs. Perhaps post a wanted add? Lower mileage the better though.

MooseWhip
03-06-2013, 09:23 AM
That's a great option, aem makes good pumps and its only $20 more than the walbro.

I wonder if that will be too much pump for me though at 320lph

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sweets4style
03-06-2013, 09:31 AM
This business on vortex has a lot of good options:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5389389-Fueling-Solutions-pumps-injectors-tunes-meth-and-of-course-awesome-deals!!!

PM him I am sure they can help you out.

MooseWhip
03-06-2013, 10:37 AM
Thanks, sent him a pm

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