Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

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Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by PanJH » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:11 am

Electric fuel pump for my O-540 needs to be replaced... what are you guys recommending ?

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Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by GMAC 76 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:17 am

Facet Gold Flow...3-5 psi.....36gph

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Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by Billykid » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 am

For the money you can't beat a Carter P4070 $55.00 on Amazon 6 psi and they are bullet proof, have used them for many years, automotive and aircraft Boats

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Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by flcracker9 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:59 pm

I run a Facet on my aircraft boat, a Carter on my Son's car motor boat, both have been working for a few years with no issues.
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Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by unforgiven11B » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:49 pm

Personal experience and some buddies have seen similar results. I’ve run carter, facet, walbro, Holley etc. walbro I’m not sure I’ve had one fail yet. Carter is a ok pump they have had issues in recent years as quality control took a dump non the less they are pretty good. Heck even $800 A1000 pumps have failed in airboat applications my vote is walbro hands down with Holley as close second IF you your plumbed correctly. However no pump will last long if it’s not plumbed right but Holleys don’t like work but are quite bulletproof if it’s fed correctly . Then carter and facet

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Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by Billykid » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:33 pm

wanted to ad as little as they cost doesn't hurt to carry a back up!!! :rebel:

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Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:48 pm

I have run the Carter pump and it is an excellent pump and very fair in price. It is not a billet beauty queen like some but they work. With the big inch Cadillac's we just outgrew the output that Carter offered but for most folks it will serve you well. In fact after I got done with my Carter it was given to a friend with a hot 383 on a Chuck Hawk and he is still running it!

The key with any electric pump is to pre-filter the fuel and have it mounted at or below the bottom of the fuel tank.

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Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by flcracker9 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:05 am

Billykid wrote:wanted to ad as little as they cost doesn't hurt to carry a back up!!! :rebel:
Great advice, I carry a spare Facet in my aircraft boat, and a spare Carter in my Son's car motor boat. They don't take up much room, and are easy to replace in the field.
12' Open Palm Beach, IO-0470-L 260hp, 72" NGQ

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Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Post by Slidin Gator » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:41 am

I run a facet as a priming pump and back up to the mechanical. For spare I carry a cheapo $20 made in China fuel pump because they are worth double the price plus a 12 pack in the woods.

Sold 3 like that so far. :bigsmurf:
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