Fuel Pump Shootout - Fueling for Power (2022)

Part 1: Dyno Testing Fuel Pumps

A fuel pump is the heart and soul of any car so when the time has finally arrived to build a high-horsepower car, why do so many automotive enthusiasts overlook upgrading such an important part? It's good to point out when building a high-horsepower vehicle, the fuel injectors can only flow as much as your fuel pump can deliver. Not only do fuel pumps provide the fuel to the engine, they must provide it in sufficient quantities to enable the injectors to atomize and inject a steady stream into the intake, enabling a proper air/fuel mixture to combust in the cylinders. The factory fuel pump often becomes grossly inadequate to provide fuel to a heavily modified engine. Case in point the many Hondas/Acuras with aftermarket turbo kits still using the original factory pump. The factory Honda pump is a reliable and economical unit for the average 140hp daily driven vehicle, but when the car is turbocharged a multitude of factors must be addressed. The most important would be the larger demand of fuel consumption.

RC Engineering Dynamometer

We randomly selected and dyno tested over a dozen of the most popular fuel pumps available within the tuner market and took a trip to RC Engineering located in Torrance, CA, to strap onto their custom dynamometer. We pushed each pump to their maximum potential using settings ranging from 35 to 100 psi, respectively. With their fuel pump dynamometer, testing your old or new fuel pump eliminates the need to speculate if your unit is capable of delivering adequate fuel flow at specified pressures and variable voltages. RC's custom-built fuel pump dynamometer can test all aspects of a fuel pump, ranging from the maximum flow capacity, psi, fuel temperature, pounds per hour, liters per hour, cc's per minute, amperage, and brake horsepower (bhp) the pump can efficiently support. For testing purposes we took note that the average density of gasoline which is 690 to 760 gph (or 5.76 to 6.34 pounds per gallon). Using calibration fluid rather than standard gasoline allowed us to safely test each fuel pump with accuracy as the calibration fluid was rated at 0.76 S/G and has the same consistency as your typical gasoline found at the local pump. Testing was performed at an atmospheric temperature of 76 degrees F. Before we present the final results of each of the pumps tested, we thought a basic rundown of fuel pump factoids would be beneficial to all our readers.

Calculating Proper Fuel Requirements

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Using the proper formula to determine how much fuel your fuel pump needs to support is crucial when building a high-horsepower vehicle. Putting into account variables such as engine displacement, compression ratio, and boost pressures, the final engine horsepower will either increase or decrease depending on the fuel pump's capabilities and whether the proper air/fuel ratio is maintained throughout the entire powerband. Although bhp and flow is increased with most of the testing done, it is not recommended to keep fuel pumps at high voltage if the car is used on a daily basis. The voltage increase will add more wear and tear to the pump's internals and shorten its life significantly.

To make horsepower, your engine will consume a certain amount of fuel. That amount is referred to as the Brake Specific Fuel Consumption, or BSFC. First we need to determine the BSFC. BSFC is how much fuel an engine needs to make "x" amount of power. The lower the number the more efficient the injectors. The BSFC varies, depending if the car is naturally aspirated or turbocharged. For n/a cars the BSFC will be anywhere from .45 to .50. This means the engine will use .50 pound of fuel per hour for each horsepower it produces. For turbocharged engines the scale will be at .55 to .60 lb/hr or higher depending on whether the engine is running on pump gas or race fuel. If the car is running race fuel the BSFC is slightly lower.

As an example, say we use an n/a vehicle rated at 200 hp to the crankshaft implementing the BSFC formula of 0.50 in our formula. Take the 200 hp and multiply by 0.50, the engine requires approximately 100 pounds of fuel per hour (200 x .50 = 100 lph). For a turbocharged engine that makes 400 hp, we use a BSFC of 0.60 to conclude a pump that must flow a minimum of 240 pounds of fuel per hour (400 x .60 = 240 lph). In converting pounds per hour to liters per hour, multiply lb/hr by .6. (For testing purposes and graphing of our dyno sheets at RC Engineering we multiplied the formula using .6309 to average out the means.)

Bypass (Relief) Valve

When pressure at the discharge point exceeds the pump's pressure point, a built-in bypass (relief) valve gradually opens to reduce pressure inside the pump, eliminating damage to the pump. During the testing, we took into observation when the bypass valve fully opened to give readers an understanding of the flow characteristics and limits of each pump. Keep in mind that opening of the bypass is used as a safety feature on each pump and no means the limit of any particular unit. Graph Note: XX indicates pressure valve did not open during testing at 100 psi.

Walbro 255-lph Fuel Pump vs. Knockoff

If imitation is the best form of flattery, we should chalk one up for our Internet friends selling this Walbro 255 knockoff fuel pump. Why consider this a knockoff pump, you ask? Maybe it's the blatant part number etched onto the housing, minus the Walbro sign that's a dead giveaway. The Walbro 255-lph high pressure in-tank fuel pump for forced induction proved to outflow the knockoff fuel pump we purchased online as dyno charts revealed a 18 lb/hr and 11.35 liters per hour flow difference at 45 psi. Up until 80 psi, the Walbro pump outperformed the knockoff unit in every category, but things changed once we reached the 80-psi market. At 80 psi the knockoff pump outflowed the Walbro pump by the slightest of margins. We attributed the performance gains due to the modified bypass valve on the knockoff unit, which offered a higher fuel pressure buildup from 85 to 100 psi. "Don't be too impressed with the higher output numbers as this fuel pumps voltage output was very inconsistent on the dynamometer. It was very difficult to keep the flow numbers consistent at specific psi levels. This is typical with interior pumps sold on the market today. Take into account what types of internal gearing and material is being used on the cheaper knockoff pumps and you'll come to appreciate paying a bit more for quality products," says John Park, RC Engineering fuel injection specialist.

Make: Walbro 255 lph
Pump: GSS341-255
Volts: 13.5
Test Fluid S/G: 0.76
Fluid Temp: 69

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PSIG Amps Lbs/Hr Gal/Hr Ltr/Hr Ltr/Min CC/Min Gr/Min Gr/Sec Gr/Sec
35 5.7 448 74.67 282.65 4.71 4710.84 3386.91 56.45 814.5
40 5.9 431 71.83 271.93 4.53 4532.08 3258.39 54.31 783.6
45 6.2 418 69.67 263.72 4.40 4395.39 3160.11 52.67 760.0
50 6.4 404 67.33 254.89 4.25 4248.17 3054.27 50.90 734.5
55 6.7 394 65.67 248.58 4.14 4143.02 2978.67 49.64 716.4
60 7.1 383 63.83 241.64 4.03 4027.35 2895.50 48.26 696.4
65 7.4 371 61.83 234.07 3.90 3901.17 2804.78 46.75 674.5
70 7.7 358 59.67 225.87 3.76 3764.47 2706.50 45.11 650.9
75 8 346 57.67 218.30 3.64 3638.29 2615.78 43.60 629.1
80 8.4 331 55.17 208.83 3.48 3480.56 2502.38 41.71 601.8
85 8.8 319 53.17 201.26 3.35 3354.37 2411.66 40.19 580.0
90 9.3 283 47.17 178.55 2.98 2975.82 2139.50 35.66 514.5
95 9.7 258 43.00 162.78 2.71 2712.94 1950.50 32.51 469.1
100 10.2 232 38.67 146.37 2.44 2439.54 1753.93 29.23 421.8

Note:
Bypass valve opens @ 95 psi
Horsepower value @ BSFC of 0.55

Make: Fake Walbro 255 lph
Pump: GSS341-255
Volts: 13.5
Test Fluid S/G: 0.76
Fluid Temp: 69

PSIG Amps Lbs/Hr Gal/Hr Ltr/Hr Ltr/Min CC/Min Gr/Min Gr/Sec Gr/Sec
35 12.3 419 69.83 264.35 4.41 4405.90 3167.67 52.79 761.8
40 12.6 410 68.33 258.68 4.31 4311.26 3099.63 51.66 745.5
45 12.9 400 66.67 252.37 4.21 4206.11 3024.03 50.40 727.3
50 13.2 389 64.83 245.43 4.09 4090.44 2940.86 49.01 707.3
55 13.5 378 63.00 238.49 3.97 3974.78 2857.70 47.63 687.3
60 13.7 367 61.17 231.55 3.86 3859.11 2774.54 46.24 667.3
65 14 360 60.00 227.13 3.79 3785.50 2721.62 45.36 654.5
70 142 350 58.33 220.82 3.68 3680.35 2646.02 44.10 636.4
75 14.6 341 56.83 215.14 3.59 3585.71 2577.98 42.97 620.0
80 14.9 334 55.67 210.73 3.51 3512.10 2525.06 42.08 607.3
85 15.2 321 53.50 202.52 3.38 3375.40 2426.78 40.45 583.6
90 15.5 311 51.83 196.22 3.27 3270.25 2351.18 39.19 565.5
95 15.8 300 50.00 189.28 3.15 3154.58 2268.02 37.80 545.5
100 16.1 291 48.50 183.60 3.06 3059.95 2199.98 36.67 529.1

Note:
Bypass valve opens @ XX psi
Horsepower value @ BSFC of 0.55

CNT Racing High Flow Pump

While searching the Internet for both name brand and generic pumps, we came across a company called CNT that specializes in a variety of performance pumps. Without knowing who they were or how these pumps would perform, we decided to purchase their Subaru STI/WRX 300-lph unit though eBay. Upon opening the package, we noticed this pump offered more of a quality appearance rather than knockoff craftsmanship. We mounted the unit to the dynamometer and were surprised with the results. Calculations showed the CNT pump was able to flow 500 lb/hr or 315.46 liters per hour at 45 psi and able to support 909.1 hp. At 100 psi, well beyond the range necessary for most cars, the pump was still flowing 294 lb/hr with a rated 534.5 bhp. It was amazing to see such a small pump take a beating on the dynamometer and continued to flow without a major drop in performance while testing.

Make: CNT Racing 300 lph
Pump: 500-842
Volts: 13.5
Test Fluid S/G: 0.76
Fluid Temp: 69

PSIG Amps Lbs/Hr Gal/Hr Ltr/Hr Ltr/Min CC/Min Gr/Min Gr/Sec Gr/Sec
35 11.9 542 90.33 341.96 5.70 5699.28 4097.55 68.29 985.5
40 12.2 520 86.67 328.08 5.47 5467.94 3931.23 65.52 945.5
45 12.6 500 83.33 315.46 5.26 5257.64 3780.03 63.00 909.1
50 12.9 485 80.83 305.99 5.10 5099.91 3666.63 61.11 881.8
55 13.3 470 78.33 296.53 4.94 4942.18 3553.23 59.22 854.5
60 13.6 455 75.83 287.07 4.78 4784.45 3439.83 57.33 827.3
65 14 438 73.00 276.34 4.61 4605.69 3311.31 55.19 796.4
70 14.3 415 69.17 261.83 4.36 4363.84 3137.43 52.29 754.5
75 14.8 398 66.33 251.10 4.19 4185.08 3008.91 50.15 723.6
80 15.1 382 63.67 241.01 4.02 4016.84 2887.94 48.13 694.5
85 15.5 361 60.17 227.76 3.80 3796.02 2729.18 45.49 656.4
90 15.8 343 57.17 216.40 3.61 3606.74 2593.10 43.22 623.6
95 16.2 320 53.33 201.89 3.36 3364.89 2419.22 40.32 581.8
100 16.5 294 49.00 185.49 3.09 3091.49 2222.66 37.04 534.5
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Note:
Bypass valve opens @ XX psi
Horsepower value @ BSFC of 0.55

Bosch 044 vs. Knockoff

The Bosch 044 fuel pump is considered as older fuel pump technology, yet still remains popular among performance enthusiasts. Few companies have been able to replicate the outstanding performance and reliability of this unit including knockoff manufacturers. In comparing both the genuine Bosch 044 fuel pump and the knockoff unit, we noticed a significant difference in performance stats. A comparison of 13.1 V (044) versus 8.6 V (knockoff) at 55 psi showed a difference of 101 lb/hr and 63.72 liters per hour. The 044 pump outperformed the knockoff unit throughout the entire testing phase, and more importantly showed that buying cheap parts doesn't always translate to performance.

Make: Bosch 044 Inline 300 lph
Pump: 580254044
Volts: 13.5
Test Fluid S/G: 0.76
Fluid Temp: 69

PSIG Amps Lbs/Hr Gal/Hr Ltr/Hr Ltr/Min CC/Min Gr/Min Gr/Sec Gr/Sec
35 11.8 466 77.67 294.01 4.90 4900.12 3522.99 58.72 847.3
40 12 458 76.33 288.96 4.82 4816.00 3462.51 57.71 832.7
45 12.4 451 75.17 284.54 4.74 4742.39 3409.59 56.83 820.0
50 12.8 446 74.33 281.39 4.69 4689.81 3371.79 56.20 810.9
55 13.1 439 73.17 276.97 4.62 4616.21 3318.87 55.31 798.2
60 13.4 432 72.00 272.56 4.54 4542.60 3265.95 54.43 785.5
65 13.7 426 71.00 268.77 4.48 4479.51 3220.59 53.68 774.5
70 14.1 421 70.17 265.62 4.43 4426.93 3182.79 53.05 765.5
75 14.4 416 69.33 262.46 4.37 4374.36 3144.99 52.42 756.4
80 14.5 406 67.67 256.15 4.27 4269.20 3069.39 51.16 738.2
85 14.9 401 66.83 253.00 4.22 4216.63 3031.59 50.53 729.1
90 15.2 395 65.83 249.21 4.15 4153.53 2986.23 49.77 718.2
95 15.6 387 64.50 244.16 4.07 4069.41 2925.74 48.76 703.6
100 16 380 63.33 239.75 4.00 3995.81 2872.82 47.88 690.9

Note:
Bypass valve opens @ XX psi
Horsepower value @ BSFC of 0.55 is shown in last column at right.

Make: Fake Bosch 044 Inline 300 lph
Pump: None
Volts: 13.5
Test Fluid S/G: 0.76
Fluid Temp: 69

PSIG Amps Lbs/Hr Gal/Hr Ltr/Hr Ltr/Min CC/Min Gr/Min Gr/Sec Gr/Sec
35 6.4 390 65.00 246.06 4.10 4100.96 2948.43 49.14 709.1
40 7 380 63.33 239.75 4.00 3995.81 2872.82 47.88 690.9
45 7.5 366 61.00 230.92 3.85 3848.59 2766.98 46.12 665.5
50 8.1 351 58.50 221.45 3.69 3690.86 2653.58 44.23 638.2
55 8.6 338 56.33 213.25 3.55 3554.16 2555.30 42.59 614.5
60 9.1 326 54.33 205.68 3.43 3427.98 2464.58 41.08 592.7
65 9.5 314 52.33 198.11 3.30 3301.80 2373.86 39.56 570.9
70 9.9 306 51.00 193.06 3.22 3217.68 2313.38 38.56 556.4
75 10.3 292 48.67 184.23 3.07 3070.46 2207.54 36.79 530.9
80 10.7 282 47.00 177.92 2.97 2965.31 2131.94 35.53 512.7
85 11.1 270 45.00 170.35 2.84 2839.13 2041.22 34.02 490.9
90 11.6 257 42.83 162.15 2.70 2702.43 1942.94 32.38 467.3
95 11.9 246 41.00 155.21 2.59 2586.76 1859.78 31.00 447.3
100 12.4 233 38.83 147.00 2.45 2450.06 1761.49 29.36 423.6

Note:
Bypass valve opens @ XX psi
Horsepower value @ BSFC of 0.55

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Aeromotive Stealth Fuel Pump vs. "Internet Brand"

The Aeromotive 340 Stealth Fuel Pump was designed to deliver superior flow throughout a wide pressure range and marketed to deliver over 30 percent more flow than competitor's models. We tested the Aeromotive unit versus an Internet-purchased unit with similar rated 340 lph. At 13.5 V and 50 psi the Aeromotive unit flowed at a respectable 486 lb/hr and 5110.43/min. When compared side by side to the Internet unit at the same psi, the "off brand" only flows at 462 lb/hr and 4858.06 cc/min. As we climbed through the psi range, the Aeromotive pump offered higher flow characteristics and larger potential to supply fuel for more horsepower. More importantly, we noticed the off-brand voltage as being inconsistent at specific voltages, thus offering an adverse fluctuation in flow numbers.

Make: Aeromotive Stealth FP 340 lph
Pump: None
Volts: 13.5
Test Fluid S/G: 0.76
Fluid Temp: 69

PSIG Amps Lbs/Hr Gal/Hr Ltr/Hr Ltr/Min CC/Min Gr/Min Gr/Sec Gr/Sec
35 10.8 535 89.17 337.54 5.63 5625.67 4044.63 67.41 972.7
40 11 523 87.17 329.97 5.50 5499.49 3953.91 65.90 950.9
45 11.4 504 84.00 317.98 5.30 5299.70 3810.27 63.50 916.4
50 11.6 486 81.00 306.63 5.11 5110.43 3674.19 61.24 883.6
55 12 473 78.83 298.42 4.97 4973.73 3575.91 59.60 860.0
60 12.3 432 72.00 272.56 4.54 4542.60 3265.95 54.43 785.5
65 12.6 432 72.00 272.56 4.54 4542.60 3265.95 54.43 785.5
70 12.8 412 68.67 259.94 4.33 4332.29 3114.75 51.91 749.1
75 13.1 390 65.00 246.06 4.10 4100.96 2948.43 49.14 709.1
80 13.5 371 61.83 234.07 3.90 3901.17 2804.78 46.75 674.5
85 13.8 355 59.17 223.98 3.73 3732.92 2683.82 44.73 645.5
90 14.4 343 57.17 216.40 3.61 3606.74 2593.10 43.22 623.6
95 14.7 327 54.50 206.31 3.44 3438.50 2472.14 41.20 594.5
100 15.2 304 50.67 191.80 3.20 3196.64 2298.26 38.30 552.7

Note:
Bypass valve opens @ XX psi
Horsepower value @ BSFC of 0.55

Make: Internet 340 lph
Pump: 11142-340
Volts: 13.5
Test Fluid S/G: 0.76
Fluid Temp: 69

PSIG Amps Lbs/Hr Gal/Hr Ltr/Hr Ltr/Min CC/Min Gr/Min Gr/Sec Gr/Sec
35 9.9 541 90.17 341.33 5.69 5688.77 4089.99 68.17 983.6
40 10.3 518 86.33 326.81 5.45 5446.91 3916.11 65.27 941.8
45 10.7 492 82.00 310.41 5.17 5173.52 3719.55 61.99 894.5
50 11.2 462 77.00 291.48 4.86 4858.06 3492.75 58.21 840.0
55 11.5 440 73.33 277.60 4.63 4626.72 3326.43 55.44 800.0
60 12 416 69.33 262.46 4.37 4374.36 3144.99 52.42 756.4
65 12.3 396 66.00 249.84 4.16 4164.05 2993.79 49.90 720.0
70 12.8 382 63.67 241.01 4.02 4016.84 2887.94 48.13 694.5
75 13.3 360 60.00 227.13 3.79 3785.50 2721.62 45.36 654.5
80 13.6 331 55.17 208.83 3.48 3480.56 2502.38 41.71 601.8
85 14 310 51.67 195.58 3.26 3259.74 2343.62 39.06 563.6
90 14.4 287 47.83 181.07 3.02 3017.88 2169.74 36.16 521.8
95 14.8 270 45.00 170.35 2.84 2839.13 2041.22 34.02 490.9
100 15.3 249 41.50 157.10 2.62 2618.30 1882.46 31.37 452.7

Note:
Bypass valve opens @ XX psi
Horsepower value @ BSFC of 0.55

Stay tuned as we continue our quest to dyno test additional fuel pumps in the next issue, including OEM pumps with results that are sure to shock you!

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FAQs

Does adding a bigger fuel pump increase horsepower? ›

By itself, a high-flow fuel pump will not increase power, but it will provide the ability to increase power by providing a higher flow of fuel to the engine when major engine upgrades are performed.

What fuel pump do I need for 500hp? ›

Horsepower

For example if your pump flows at 50 gph it should be able to support a 500 hp engine (50 x 10 = 500). However, to actually know the gph you must also consider the fuel pressure required for your engine.

How much horsepower will a 340LPH fuel pump support? ›

The AEM 340LPH High Flow In-Tank Fuel Pump (PN 50-1000) flows 340 lph (84 gph) at 40 PSI and is capable of supporting over 1,000 HP at 43 PSI.

Can a fuel pump be too strong? ›

Using the wrong fuel pump that delivers excess pressure can cause problems ranging from poor performance and lower gas mileage to flooding and carburetor damage. When the pressure is only a little over the required amount, your vehicle may sputter when you first accelerate from a stopped position.

Does high octane increase HP? ›

Higher octane fuel will not offer any better fuel mileage, increase engine horsepower, or make the engine start quicker. Higher octane only increases the likelihood that the combustion will be controlled, and your engine will perform as it was designed.

How much HP is a Walbro 450 good for? ›

The conservative horsepower rating of this pump is that this pump can support 800 HP on 12 volts and up to 950 HP on 13.5 volts.

What increases the most horsepower? ›

Compression. Increasing compression is the most productive way to increase horsepower. Build compression into your engine and you build in power. In more than a century of internal combustion, there has never been a more common sense way to make power.

How do you increase pump power? ›

7 ways to improve the energy efficiency of your pump
  1. Avoid oversizing the pump. ...
  2. Impeller trimming. ...
  3. Variable frequency drives. ...
  4. Parallel pumping systems. ...
  5. Limit pipework pressure loss. ...
  6. Eliminate unnecessary use. ...
  7. Carry out maintenance.

How many horsepower is a Walbro 255? ›

Under normal operation (60 PSI & 13.2v), this pump can supply 215 LPH or 597 cc/min per injector in the NSX engine, which is enough for approx 580 BHP with gasoline fuel.

How many gallons per hour does a 1 HP pump? ›

A 1 horsepower pool pump with 1.5-inch plumbing lines may filter around 60 gallons per minute. In this example, that means you would need to run the pool pump for about 8.5 hours a day (8.5 hours x 60 gallons per minute x 60 minutes = 30,600 gallons).

How much horsepower does a A1000 fuel pump have? ›

The "original" Aeromotive fuel pump, the A1000 is amazingly flexible and accommodating. Its 150 gallon per hour maximum fuel flow can feed engines up to 1500 HP.

What size fuel line do I need for 1000 HP? ›

Recommended Size, Based on Horsepower
Recommended Fuel Line Size (from the tank to the pump)
Engine OutputSize (inches)Size (AN)
350-450 hp3/8 in.-6
450-650 hp1/2 in.-8
650-1,000 hp5/8 in.-10
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What PSI should a high pressure fuel pump be? ›

Required fuel pressure can vary depending on your vehicle's engine and fuel system. Carbureted engines may require as little as 28 kPa (4 PSI), while modern multipoint fuel injected high-performance engines can require as much as 414 kPa (60 PSI).

What can cause over fueling? ›

This bad habit is threefold – driving too fast, accelerating too quickly, and stopping too suddenly. All three of these actions lead to high fuel consumption. Where possible, you should accelerate slowly and drive with the speed of traffic.

Can you oversize a fuel pump? ›

Oversizing or undersizing a pump can have a serious impact on the system, which is why using an accurate operating point for this process is crucial. If the chosen pump is undersized in terms of power, a lower flow rate than required will be achieved in the system.

Does increasing fuel pressure increase power? ›

Changing the fuel pressure on an EFI System is an effective method of affecting engine performance and making more power.

What fuel makes the most power? ›

The highest energy density fuel is hydrogen, which is also the simplest chemical component in existence. Gasoline, which is derived from refining crude oil, contains much more energy than coal (twice the lower grade bituminous) or wood (three times).

What gas gives you the most HP? ›

Premium gas has a higher resistance to engine knock in luxury and performance vehicles with turbochargers or high-compression engines, so you can hit that horsepower smoothly. Additionally, premium gas can increase fuel efficiency, potentially bringing better gas mileage for longer while decreasing emissions.

Why does 93 make more power? ›

The higher octane of premium gas won't make your car faster; in fact, the opposite is possible because higher-octane fuel technically has less energy than lower-octane fuel. It's the fuel's ability to be compressed more without pre-igniting that results in more power when used in the appropriate engine.

What does a Walbro 255 fuel pump do? ›

The Walbro high output in-tank electric fuel pumps are available in flow ratings of 255 liters of fuel per hour. These particular pumps flow significantly more fuel at higher pressure than standard-pressure versions. For example, at 80 PSI the standard 255 lph pump will flow around 132 liters (35 gallons) per hour.

How much HP can a 450 fuel pump handle? ›

Walbro 450 High Pressure

The 450 (F90000267) and 450 High Pressure (F90000274) will both Support 500+hp on E85 Fuel and 700+ on pump gas applications.

How much does a Walbro 450 flow? ›

Walbro 450 Or Walbro 460

E85, Flex Fuel and Gasoline compatible fuel pump that flows 450 L/Hr.

What parts add the most horsepower? ›

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  • COLD AIR INTAKE. A cold air intake is an aftermarket performance part that increases an engine's horsepower, torque and efficiency. ...
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  • NITROUS OXIDE (NOS) ...
  • HEADERS AND EXHAUST.
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Does synthetic oil increase HP? ›

Synthetic oil offers improved engine wear protection and resistance to heat. They also increase horsepower due to their superior ability to reduce friction compared to conventional lubricants. Less friction helps increase horsepower to the ground.

Does cold air intake increase HP? ›

Cold air intake systems can increase horsepower by replacing the restrictive stock intake, with components that are designed to handle a much larger volume of air. To ensure all that extra oxygen is cold, a low-restriction K&N performance air filter is positioned where the stock air box used to be.

How much HP does a straight pipe add? ›

You'll likely gain about ten hp with a straight pipe as compared with five hp or less by just taking off your muffler. Keep in mind that putting on a straight pipe also involves adjusting your fuel injection and otherwise tuning up the car. Be sure you hire or consult a professional.

How much horsepower is considered high performance? ›

Cars with power ratings above 300 horsepower will usually be serious performance vehicles, and modern supercars will have more than 500 horsepower. Although horsepower figures will give you a rough idea of performance, you can't directly link power to vehicle speed.

Do cylinder heads increase horsepower? ›

Buying a new head that has four valves per cylinder will dramatically improve airflow in and out of the engine and this can improve power. Using performance cams can also make a big difference.

What affects pumping power? ›

Power is consumed by a pump, fan or compressor in order to move and increase the pressure of a fluid. The power requirement of the pump depends on a number of factors including the pump and motor efficiency, the differential pressure and the fluid density, viscosity and flow rate.

Should I power pump every day? ›

How often should I power pump? Once per day is great. If you want to do twice and you can manage it, that's fine, but make sure that you don't pump so much that you get burned out and miserable. You are worth more to your baby than a few extra ounces of breast milk.

Should you power pump everyday? ›

Yes, you can power pump every day. If you feel that your milk supply dips when you give up the power pumping sessions, you can keep power pumping for as long as you want to.

Is 225 hp alot? ›

Right between 200 and 300 is a good amount of horsepower for a car.

How many amps does a Walbro 525 draw? ›

This pump draws over 25 AMPS and at least a 30 AMP hotwire is a must.

How many amps does a Walbro 255 pull? ›

ELECTRICAL SPECS:

Current draw @ 43.5PSI: 8 amps (13.5VDC)

How high can a 1hp pump lift water? ›

A one-line jet pump can typically raise water from depths of just a few feet (or "0" depth) to about 25 feet in depth.

What is the flow rate of 1.5 HP pump? ›

Flow rates: These 1.5 HP Water pumps' flow rates are 1830 - 425 lph.

How many gallons per minute does a 2 HP pump? ›

Max Flow(Gpm): 14.

How much power is a a1000 good for? ›

Perfect for 'blow-through' carbureted engines up to 1200 HP.

How many volts does it take to power a fuel pump? ›

A voltage of at least 12.5 – 13.0 volts must be present when the engine and pump are running. If the measured voltage at the terminals or the plug of the pump is significantly lower than the on-board voltage, e.g. lower than 11 volts, there is a malfunction.

How much HP can a mechanical fuel pump support? ›

The HP mechanical pump can support 750-900 hp.

Are braided fuel lines better? ›

Braided hose provides better heat dissipation and better flow, which is important when choosing performance car parts. Additionally, braided lines are able to withstand more pressure than rubber lines.

Can PVC tubing be used for fuel line? ›

Can PVC and other plastic hoses be used for fuels and gas? In short, the answer is no, they cannot.

Can you use rubber line for fuel line? ›

Standard rubber vacuum or heater hose should never be used in fuel applications. The hose will deteriorate from the inside out and can plug fuel filters and carburetors with rubber debris, long before it springs an external leak.

What is the maximum fueling pressure? ›

You should NEVER operate at differential pressure above 25 psid and the maximum allowed by your oil company or airline may be from 15 to 25 psid. So you must be very careful you do not exceed the differential pressure maximum allowed.

What is the best fuel pressure? ›

Fuel pressure for most vehicles should stay in a 5- to 10-psi range.

What does a bigger fuel pump do? ›

An upgraded fuel pump may move so much fuel, the factory regulator cannot bleed off the pressure fast enough. This leads to higher than desired fuel pressures which means the injectors are spraying more fuel than intended. The consequence is an overly rich air to fuel ratio and a poorly running engine.

Will increasing fuel pressure increase power? ›

Changing the fuel pressure on an EFI System is an effective method of affecting engine performance and making more power.

Does fuel pump affect performance? ›

A failing/failed fuel pump will cause major performance and drivability issues with your vehicle. If your fuel to air ratio is off and the cylinders aren't getting enough fuel, then the pistons aren't firing and your engine is struggling to move the vehicle forward.

What increases HP on a car? ›

Supercharger or turbocharger

Also known as forced induction parts, both of these components force air into your car's engine which improves horsepower and torque. A turbocharger works with the exhaust system and can potentially give you gains of 70-150 horsepower.

Can a fuel pump deliver too much fuel? ›

In the case of surging, the fuel pump is pushing too much diesel fuel or gasoline into the combustion chamber and this will cause your vehicle to pick up speed in spurts. If the fuel pump is not sending enough accelerant into the combustion chamber, your engine will hesitate.

How strong should a fuel pump be? ›

A carbureted vehicle will typically need fuel pressure set between 6-10 psi, while EFI cars will need between 38 and 50 psi (3-4 bar), depending on the car's requirement. If your fuel-injected car doesn't have a steady 40 psi or more, it's time to order a new fuel pump.

What increases power in an engine? ›

Compression

Increasing compression is the most productive way to increase horsepower. Build compression into your engine and you build in power. In more than a century of internal combustion, there has never been a more common sense way to make power. But be careful about how you raise compression.

How can I increase my fuel economy and power? ›

You may be pleased to learn that you can improve your fuel efficiency with five simple steps.
  1. Clear out the extra clutter. There are some items you should keep in your car, like an emergency kit. ...
  2. Limit idling. ...
  3. Keep your speed steady and within the speed limit. ...
  4. Check your tire pressure. ...
  5. Perform regular maintenance.

Which fuel produces more power? ›

Diesel and petrol engines

The calorific value of diesel fuel is roughly 45.5 MJ/kg (megajoules per kilogram), slightly lower than petrol which is 45.8 MJ/kg. However, diesel fuel is denser than petrol and contains about 15% more energy by volume (roughly 36.9 MJ/litre compared to 33.7 MJ/litre).

What are the signs of a weak fuel pump? ›

Is My Fuel Pump Going Bad? Here Are 8 Signs It Is!
  • Fuel Tank Noise. A damaged fuel pump might make a loud, whining sound that you'll hear from your gas tank. ...
  • Difficult Starts. ...
  • Sputtering Engine. ...
  • The Actual Stall. ...
  • Power Loss. ...
  • Surging Power. ...
  • Lower Fuel Efficiency. ...
  • Dead Engine.
1 Jul 2020

Can a fuel pump make you lose power? ›

Losing Power when the Vehicle is under Stress

If you lose overall power while performing stressful tasks with your vehicle, your fuel pump may be too weak to keep up with the demands of driving.

How do I know if my fuel pump is weak? ›

Symptoms of a bad fuel pump
  1. Engine runs poorly. If you've owned your vehicle for several years or have experience behind the wheel in general, you probably know what a well-running engine sounds like. ...
  2. Vehicle doesn't start. ...
  3. Overheating engine. ...
  4. Can't sustain speed. ...
  5. Decreased fuel efficiency.
4 Mar 2022

How can I add 50 hp to my car? ›

How You Can Increase Horsepower and Torque?
  1. Clean House to Increase Horsepower. ...
  2. Perform a Tune-Up on the Engine. ...
  3. Install a Turbo Kit or Supercharger. ...
  4. Install a Cold-Air Intake. ...
  5. Install an Aftermarket Exhaust System. ...
  6. Buy an Engine Tuner.
16 Mar 2018

How much HP is considered high? ›

Generally, you'll be able to feel the speed of the car with anything more than above 200 horsepower. Volkswagen's Golf GTI, for example, has upwards of 245 horsepower. Cars with power ratings above 300 horsepower will usually be serious performance vehicles, and modern supercars will have more than 500 horsepower.

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