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electric fuel pumps

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wasted wages, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. wasted wages

    wasted wages 3/4 ton status

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    anyone run an electric fuel pump on their rig ?
    (not the in tank FI type) I have had 2 mallory pumps fail within 2 years. (140 gph) second one is dead now,,,thinking about going to a holley black pump,,, any thoughts or suggestions????? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I would suggest you go to the parts store and buy a lifetime warranty pump. My catalogs list a number of universal inline pumps for either EFI or carbs and the pricing isn't bad, either.
     
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    marine_enlisted 1/2 ton status

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    MSD makes fuel pumps as well. I ran one when I first put the Vortec in my rig. It was too loud for my taste. It was a high PSI unit though, maybe the lower pressure ones are a little quieter.
     
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    I currently run a electric pulse pump but it will get changed soon. One big thing when running an electric pump people tend to forget is to run a return line to the tank. This keeps fresh gas running through the pump which cools and lubricates it. If you have a 140gph pump on a stock rig using 30gph and no return line odds are the pump is running hot which will shorten it's life.
     
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    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have run a Red holley on my blazer for the last 2-3 year with no problems. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I ran a Holley blue pump on my K10 for a few years when TARussell and I were racing it. The pump always worked flawlessly but it was loud.

    If I had it to do again I would run a Barry Grant pump. BG offers one that pushes about 280 gph and it has a provision for a return line. Using a return line will help reduce heat build up and prolong pump life.

    FYI - Most of the time I ran the Holley pump I ran a BG bypass valve that allowed me to have a return line back to the fuel cell.
     
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    I use a Carter street/strip pump and it works pretty well. When I originally bought it a couple years ago it cost me $43.95 from Summit. I think they're in the sixties now...
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I've been running the same Carter electric pump on my 84 for the last ten years with absolutely no issues.....
     
  9. wasted wages

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    I went with the Holley black pump W/ regulator.
    I will be looking into the return line bypass,
    makes sense the pump will not have to run against full pressure all the time,will most likely run cooler.
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I recently switched from a leaky holley to a carter pump. Ten times quieter and it looks less likely to leak.
     

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