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Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:31 PM

ge_forcez22

ok, so if you have been on these boards for the last couple years you notice that people always complain about 1/4 tank cut. I have been very upset with this and I have found out exactly what causes this issue, no more, "I think" or "cut the cup" it is all about put the right pump, in the right way. Ok so on to business... (I am all dirty and have the tank out right now, so I am likely making spelling mistakes and such, I appolagize)

The Canister is supposed to be 100% full all the time, even over flowing, but with the walbro 255 it stays at the exact level of the gas in the tank, even if you cut the cup you are still at the exact level in the tank... so if you are screwing arounf under 1/4 tank you get fuel starvation. Well, lets take a look at the stock GM pump, how do they get the canister full all the time??? look at this:
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That little hose runs down to the bottom and has about a 0.5mm nozzle that sprays about 15 feet (think a mechanical pencil 0.5mm.. or smaller even), it injects at a really high speed and pulls fuel from the rest of the fuel tank up into the canister keeping the canister over flowing at all times.. and becuase it flows so little it doesn't have any effect on fuel supply to the engine.

I test ran the stock pump and it instantly filled the canister 100% and over flowed it, then I put the walbro in (it doesn't have this output) and the tank was dry within seconds.. and I was asking myself, how does the car run at all??? Take a look at the high velocity (remember increasing velocity, decreases pressure... therefore sucking fuel in) 0.5mm spray patternWalbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX.. - Performance Forum - j-body.org (6)bad phone vid, but it sprays hard into the card board and almost hit the ceiling, the sound is encoded stupid too)

http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e45/ge_forcez22/?action=view&current=SSPX0132.flv

For now I don't have another pump with the same GM second output to fill the canister, so I will leave it like this:

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so approximatley double the fuel (hopefully) can fill the canister (but only to the level of the fuel tank) until I find a pump that has that secondary output designed for GM canisters.

The next time you start your car just think, that 2 seconds the fuel pump turns on is not just pressurizing the whole fuel system, it is infact filling up the canister ensuring proper supply during operation

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:36 PM

cavmania

thats the same way I did mine last weekend, and you took the little plunger deal out right?
What was the # of the pump you used?

I was pretty low on gas (probably about 1/8th of a tank) and it still pumped fine..

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:55 PM

Liquidplamsa

PS.. that is a 2000 module.. not all moduals look like that.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:48 PM

raven

All you have to do is T off the main feed line from the pump and run another 1/4 line down to the bottom of the canister. The 3800 guys have been doing this for a few years now and it works perfectly. Hell I would of posted this up long ago but I just figured you guys knew. Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX.. - Performance Forum - j-body.org (13)

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 1:55 PM

David Ingram

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Or, you could use the GTP fuel pump and install kit hehe.. But you already knew that Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX.. - Performance Forum - j-body.org (15) Hopefully you realy got the fix for the cut.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:17 PM

raven

WHITECAVY wrote:

Or, you could use the GTP fuel pump and install kit hehe.. But you already knew that Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX.. - Performance Forum - j-body.org (16) Hopefully you realy got the fix for the cut.

Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX.. - Performance Forum - j-body.org (17) I had to laugh when I got my ZZP 3800 specific walbro install kit. Thats all it was guys, a t fitting, some hose and two hose clamps. I will go take some pics in a min of what I am talking about.

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Raven Autosports
55 McQuade Lake Cres,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 850-3330
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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:28 PM

raven

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(902) 850-3330
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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:29 PM

ge_forcez22

I have asked and asked and asked, and never yet got the answer. the walbro is a #2555. I tested it in about 1 liter of gas, and it filled the canister up instantly and seems to work fine, I had no outlet on my walbro so I drilled into the top piece and threaded in a bolt which I drilled out and cut the top off. \

Before I started I drained the tank as far as the walbro could get fuel, I am hoping it will start up below 1/4 tank now.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 4:02 PM

ge_forcez22

alrighty, it rus great below a 1/4 tank, I ran it to 1/16th tank, then filled up.

This is the mods I did, cause I wanted it done right. I went and picked up a bolt and drill bit.
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then very carefully, drilled through the bolt and cut the end off
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then I picked up a little tiny hose clamp
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this is what the stock pump looks like
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so I drilled the bejesus outta it
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looks like this finished product
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I threaded in the cool little bolt I made
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finished product
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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 4:43 PM

Ian Brydon

Get that thing in the car and let us know if it works!

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 9:05 PM

ge_forcez22

Ian, it works 100%, right till empty on the gauge, and pulls perfect up top, can't say I would do it any other way, DRILLING FTW

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Thursday, May 17, 2007 9:08 PM

ge_forcez22

cavmania wrote:

thats the same way I did mine last weekend, and you took the little plunger deal out right?
What was the # of the pump you used?

I was pretty low on gas (probably about 1/8th of a tank) and it still pumped fine..

I left the plunger in, that way when you shut your car off, the canister stays full.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Friday, May 18, 2007 4:22 PM

slowolej

You've got to be kidding... The Walbro pump doesn't have the outlet for the venturi style jet pump? But... the enitre reason for the complicated, expensive, spring loaded sending unit assembly is the venturi system which allows fuel to be drawn all the way down to the bottom of the tank. And that sender design is now used on most GM vehicles. Hard to believe this pump is being sold for so many applications.

I guess it's a good thing I haven't ordered a Walbro pump for my 93 or I'd be more than a little disappointed.

-->Slow

Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Friday, May 18, 2007 7:20 PM

Addicted to meth

I wonder if there is a better Walbro pump for our cars.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Sunday, May 20, 2007 5:42 PM

JUCNBST

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Good work ge force I'm glad to hear you fixed ur problem with the fuel cut. Now I know how to install it when I
get my hi flow intank pump.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Sunday, May 20, 2007 7:12 PM

Liquidplamsa

nice dude, if only i still worked at walbro, i would snatch up a boat load of the outlet covers like the one i used on my pump. its it exaclty like ours but has a little brass barb acting just like the bolt you threaded into it.

nice work.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Monday, May 21, 2007 12:31 PM

SpeedRacerZ

I need to get around to doing this some day....... I thought at one point someone posted a link up for a Walbro with that small nozzle.

Raven..... its funny thats how ZZPer. fixes the issue on the GTP..... As long as it works I guess.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 6:58 AM

imacav

this is great news! so the correct walbro 255lph pump we need is #2555? and we just make the modifications you did above, and it'll work with no 1/4 tank cut? Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX.. - Performance Forum - j-body.org (41)

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 9:35 AM

ge_forcez22

^^yup, but they really should make a better pump for our cars. Keep in mind that @ 71psi fuel pressure the 255 HP #2555 only flows 170lph... which isn't a whole lot.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 9:15 PM

Lenko

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Heh.... I figured that bit out years ago... sorry guys Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX.. - Performance Forum - j-body.org (44)

Here's another tidbit for ya... the return line goes into the canister... Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX.. - Performance Forum - j-body.org (45)

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 9:58 PM

ge_forcez22

well I can run below 1/4 tank no problem, but the pump can't keep up at my fuel demand.. either have to lower pressure or get a better pump.. I think the walbro might be faulty...

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 4:03 AM

slowolej

Well, you've now reduced the delivered volume to the engine, so it's probably no surprise that fuel flow is insufficient. Still dissappointing, though. What (if anything) are the last generation F car guys using? How about the C5 Vettes? LS1 guys are pushing their engines above 400 hp all the time.

-->Slow

Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:33 AM

ge_forcez22

yah, I was kinda thinking that it decreased flow a little, but when I test ran it, it was less than 250ml/min. but the issue is the same as before, I might have found an inline walbro 255 I can try, lol.

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Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 11:24 AM

Jason

Would we be able to just drop in a fuel pump from a supercharged Wbody??? Only thing I know that might be a problem is the lines at the fuel pump are larger than the jbody

Jason
99 Z24
157hp/171tq
wheres my boost??

Re: Walbro 255 1/4 fuel Cut FIX..

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:06 PM

slowolej

I talked with an F car friend of mine today and asked about fuel pumps. He told me guys with 500-600 hp LS series engines are using a gerotor pump from Racetronix which has the right connections for the small tube to the jet pump. If you read the page it looks like this is the answer.

http://www.racetronix.com/RX-F99-FPKG-2.html

-->Slow

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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 GPH is a Walbro 255? ›

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.
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Does Walbro pump have check valve? ›

This is the same fuel pump as the Walbro F90000285 "Hellcat" except it does NOT have a check valve integrated into the outlet. This permits more flow and less current draw making it perfect for a fuel surge tank "lift" pump.

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Most have the two or three letters stamped near the fuel inlet fitting while some have it stamped or cast near the idle and high speed needles. A second set of numbers is also stamped to show the specific model carburetor.

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ELECTRICAL SPECS:

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

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Back 8-10 years ago when the walbro 255 was the only option I ran it both my s2000 and my evo 8. They ran on E85 just fine for many years. I never had a problem with them besides the low hp capability on E85 and the winning noise especially on a hot day and when the fuel was low.

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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.

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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.

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The humble check valve is one of the most important components of any pumping system or fluid moving application. The simple design belies its critical nature. Put simply, the check valve is the first line of defense against backflow which can cause serious problems for your pump and pumping system.

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Check valves also protect the pumps from harm or leakage, so it makes for good practice to install check valves after the pump to prevent any backflow.

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Walbro GSL392-400-939 Inline Fuel Pump 255LPH HIGH PRESSURE (Universal External Pump)

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For decades, Walbro automotive fuel pumps have been manufactured by TI Automotive.

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It can be harmful to fuel lines, fuel pumps, and other fuel system components that aren't resistant to ethanol. So if you have a 1993 or older vehicle that still has its original fuel system, you may not be able to use E85.

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Faster Burning

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We test a 105-octane fuel that costs less than 87 pump gas and makes the same power as race gas
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What happens if you pump too much gas? ›

If you overfill your tank, it can cover the vapor intake hole with liquid gas, which can then be sucked into the charcoal canister. This can damage the canister and possibly other parts of the system, which will cause the car's check-engine light to come on and could potentially cost hundreds of dollars to repair.

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High fuel pressure will make an engine run rich, while low fuel pressure will make an engine run lean or not at all. Fuel pressure readings that are higher than manufacturers specifications are generally caused by a problem in the return line fuel components.

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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).

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Diesel and petrol engines

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The top reasons for fuel pump failure are contamination, overheating, and the gears in the the fuel pump wearing out over time. Rust, debris, and dirt are three common particles that can somehow enter the gas tank and be fed towards or through the intank fuel filter and possibly into the fuel pump.

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Dry running could lead mechanical seals to wearing quickly which could cause the pump to leak. This will allow the potentially hazardous liquid to spill putting pump operators at risk.

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In submersible pump applications, the first check valve should be installed directly on the discharge head of the pump or maximum one pipe length (20 feet) above pump.

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Installation orientation

If there isn't an arrow, examine the valve to ensure it is installed in the intended flow direction. If the valve is installed backward, media will not be able to move through the system, and the resulting pressure build-up can cause damage.

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Sump pump check valves should be installed close to the floor after the pump, as shown by arrow #1. This will reduce the amount of water that drains back to the pump after each cycle.

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A check valve may be installed on the suction side of the pump to maintain the pump's prime in the event of a pump shutdown. A check valve will be used commonly on the discharge of the pump to prevent backflow from the downstream system, when the pump shuts off.

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The first and most effective step for avoiding valve failure is keeping the pipeline and valves clean and free of debris. This can be achieved by installing filters and covers where required. Regular flushing of the piping system can also be performed to remove settled debris and minimize the buildup of contaminants.

Do Walbro fuel pumps have check valves? ›

**NOTE: This pump does not contain a check valve and is recommended for racing applications only. Ideal for racing applications to build oil pressure prior to start-up.

What fuel pump do I need for LS swap? ›

An In-Tank Electric Fuel Pump is What Your LS Swap Needs.

Where are Walbro fuel pumps made? ›

Made in the USA by TI Automotive (formerly known as Walbro). Walbro's GSS340, GSS341, GSS342 fuel pumps are 255LPH high-pressure GSS series in tank fuel pumps.

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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.

How much HP will a Walbro 525 support? ›

Capable of supporting 900+HP at 60PSI naturally aspirated applications.

How many LPH is a 400hp? ›

Making the Choice
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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.

What fuel pump is in a hellcat? ›

The FPCM pulse width modulates the fuel pump to keep a steady commanded pressure, the Hellcat does have a "jet pump" which oddly also has a check valve along with the stock TI285 pump.

What size fuel pump is on a hellcat? ›

Pump Specifications: Pump Length: 131mm. Main Housing Diameter: 39mm. Lower Housing Diameter: 50mm.

How many LPH is a Hellcat fuel pump? ›

Providing unmatched performance and OEM reliability, Walbro's 525 LPH fuel pump supports up to 700 flywheel horsepower with forced induction, and 900 horsepower naturally-aspirated. The innovative design of the DCSS 39/50 features a single impeller with two parallel rows of turbine blades.

Can a human produce 1 horsepower? ›

When considering human-powered equipment, a healthy human can produce about 1.2 hp (0.89 kW) briefly (see orders of magnitude) and sustain about 0.1 hp (0.075 kW) indefinitely; trained athletes can manage up to about 2.5 hp (1.9 kW) briefly and 0.35 hp (0.26 kW) for a period of several hours.

Can a car have 1000 hp? ›

Aston Martin Valhalla 1,000 hp (est.) If the Valkyrie is meant more for track, the Valhalla, AKA Son of Valkyrie, is more of an everyday hypercar, if you could call 1000 horsepower everyday.

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.

Does a high pressure fuel pump make a vehicle faster? ›

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.

How much HP does a HPFP add? ›

What does the hpfp upgrade do? With upgraded internals, your fuel system is all set to make up to 400whp while using the right type of fuel on your Mazdaspeed 3 or Mazdaspeed 6. You will notice your fuel pressure achieve between 1700 and 1900psi at WOT and there should be no more dipping at peak torque.

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