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Worth upgrading fuel pump?

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So my fuel pump looks like it is on the way out, just wondering if it is worth getting the walbro upgrade, or trying to find a working oem one. Any opinion would be appreciated.

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With a non turbo you would be fine with a replacement oem pump but I would upgrade to like a walbro 255. If you're are going to pull it all apart and buy a new pump why not pay a little more and get a better one.

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I'd personally recommend high flow pump if you think you may mod going forwards. If it is to be a street only car, resold etc, note there is more in car noise but with rear seats etc it is only noticeable at ignition on, not with engine running.

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I'd go with standard... all the aftermarket pumps I've head have been relatively noisy...

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Really the only downside I've heard is noise, and that's not really an issue for me, I just want a pump I know I can rely on not to die pretty much. Walbro 255 the way to go on the way of aftermarket?

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If you want the cheapest drop-in fuel pump, sure :P

 

But when I speak poorly of the walbro it's because; I've had one die, it was quite noisy, the price point is very low. The only "first step upgrade pump" that I know is "not going to die" anytime soon would be a Bosch pump. The best pump for a standard car is definitely standard. You're never going to need much fuel flow, even if you go with SR20DE+T.

 

When I think about it; the upgrade pumps represent only disadvantages for you. Zero advantages, except for the remote possibility of a future SR20DET swap, which a stock pump would handle anyway.

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