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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by StageZ, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. StageZ

    StageZ Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a new fuel pump and i'd be the fool to stay stock if there was a better one(which i know there is)... any recomendations on the best fuel pump not too much money can buy?
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Well since you have an '84, I am figuring you still are runnin a carb. You can get a good pump from Summit or Jegs for a decent price. Check into a Holley or somehting similar. They are usually about $40-$50..

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  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Stock Delco pumps last 100k+. Hows that for reliability. They were designed to put out the right pressure/volume for a stock motor combo (and non stock as well) so there is no reason to go any other route IMO. Notice I said Delco. I don't relaly want to pay GM's price, so I bought the cheapy store brand, but if it lasts 50k, its still free to replace, easy to replace, and cheaper than the Delco.

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  4. shawnboy

    shawnboy 1/2 ton status

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    I agree with Dorian. My sorta stock soon to be better then my '88 K5 which has a GM crate motor '90 K5 runs on Goodwrench products but the Holley Blue was a decent aquisition which hasn't failed me yet.
    Shawnboy.
     
  5. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    If your 84 has the dreaded 305, I would recommend switching over to an electric pump set-up. 305s are famous for developing wear on the cam lobe that runs the mechanical fuel pump, resulting in poor performance and vapor-locking. I went through 4 fuel pumps in a year before a buddy suggested the electric pump option. That was seven years ago, and I haven't had a fuel supply problem since.

    What exactly are the symptoms you're experiencing? How do you know you need a new fuel pump?

    BTW, I also agree with the other guys about keeping things original. There's a reason that your truck was built with specific parts- Genuine GM is the only way to go if you can afford the bucks...................



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  6. 1bad82k5

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    I really like the delco pumps, and they usually don't cost a whole lot more than the cheap ones. They will last just about forever.
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    Autozone, $13.99, lifetime warrenty.

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