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Friday, August 31, 2012

NEW Lift pump for Diesels with NEW technology!

Fuelab has been in the performance gas pump market for a number of years. Their break into the diesel market came when they designed a brushless pump, why does this make a difference?

Diesel fuel degrades brushes because of the sulfur content, existing gerotor pumps use brushes in gear driven pumps. Problems with existing pumps have been compromised brushes, shaft seals, and inconsistent pump pressures.

The performance gas market quit using gerotor pumps 10-15 years ago for high end performance cars and dragsters. They all switched to direct flow or flow-thru pumps where the fuel actually runs inside of the pump and helps cool the motor. Fuelab has made these pumps for a number of years among other companies.

This flow-thru technology is now available for the diesel marketplace. Fuelab has launched the Velocity line of pumps with not only a lift pump that supplies a consistent flow to your injection pump but in a unit that provides filtration and air-separation.

The Velocity line of pumps come in a 100 gallon per hour unit and a 200 gph. The 100 gph unit is for street trucks and normal daily use with performance in mind, this unit is capable of pumping consistent 100 gph while filtering your diesel fuel with a filter that is not brand specific. Meaning you can buy the filters in any part store for either the 100 or 200 pump.

The 200 gph pump has a Vortec air chamber that removes the air from the diesel fuel at high rates leaving pure diesel fuel running into your injection pump. The 200 pump has the replaceable filter/water separator along with an output for a gauge for measuring the psi running into your injection pump. The 200 gph pump is a two speed pump which can be switched from running at 50% level or all out 200 gph.

The power for this line of pumps comes from the Fuelab brushless pump. The design of this pump is totally different than the competing pumps by using the flow of the fuel to help in cooling and efficiency in the pump's operation. All controlled by a circuit board with a processor the pump is capable of providing consistent fuel pressure during operation and peak performance use. This pump is capable of moving fuel at a high volume while maintaining lower psi than the competing pumps.

The pumps are sold separately from the install kits, they come with a inside frame mounting brackets that require no drilling on all model of trucks. The install kits are sold separately depending on what your needs are ranging from a complete install kit to a competitive switch-out kit that only takes 20 minutes to install. The install kits are very familiar and follow the same install procedures regarding the fuel lines, electrical and connections as the competitive kits. The only difference is the Fuelab kits use real high pressure fuel hose and includes parts for all year models in one kit. So you may have a couple of parts left over depending on what year you are installing.

Race teams such as Jeff Dean's Duramax rail, Wade Moody's Flo-Pro S-10 dragster are using these pumps with great success, Diesel shops such as New Era Diesel, S&R Diesel, Vulcan Performance and 4Horsemen Diesel are using these pumps for all of their customers.

They are starting to be used and replacing the older technology pumps. Yes they do cost more but with an expensive injection pump to care for these are insurance for a consistent flow. Plus the money you will save by buying your own filters at local auto stores will make the difference up.

Easy installation, lighter weight, QUIET, you cannot even hear them run and a company who stands behind their products - that is why DIESEL Motorsports has chosen the Velocity line of pumps as the official fuel system for our diesel consumers.

They can be purchased at the diesel shops I mentioned above and at the following distributors: DPPI, and Keystone Automotive.

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  2. Great post, a very informative post along with pictures makes things much more clear and easier to understand.
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  3. It really does sound interesting! Thanks for taking the time to discuss this,I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.
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