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Walbro 255 in my rex? overkill?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by Andrew, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    Well guys, I just finished my engine swap. (d16z6 w/ 11.5:1 comp. in my '91 crx si).
    We've gotten most of the bugs out, but we've chased my main problem to the fuel pump, which is only pushing 21-24psi of fuel, so it's on it's way out.

    I'm just wondering if the Walbro 255(link) will be overkill on my current setup?
    What about the "255lph High Pressure"(link) that I see so much of?

    I plan to go turbo'ed in the future(as my sig says), but i need something now, but didnt know if the motor will drown or something b/c of the extra fuel pressure?

    Thanks
    -Andrew
     
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    255lph is fine. Walbro makes good pumps.
     
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    just dont forget, they are loud to boot ;)
     
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    We'll I got mine out today. I needed to drain the tank of it's gas anyway. (3/4 full of "87" octane..... i have 11.5:1 compression.... just doesn't mix... heh)

    I'm planning on upgrading my FPR soon anyway with an AEM one, but as long as my stock one will work semi-temporarily.... I'll be happy.

    Yes it was a pain in the ass to get out.

    There loud huh? o well.. at least I won't have to strain to hear if it's coming on!! haha

    Thanks fellas.
    -Andrew
     
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    Well shortly after writing that I went ahead and bought one. (the non-HP one)
    link to ebay auction

    Thanks for the info guys.
     
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    :)

    They're actually not that loud- they get loud after you've been running hard, but at idle when you just start up they just make a bit of a louder hum than stock.
     
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    Cool beans
    I'll let you guys know how it goes!
     
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    hey guys, I've got a pretty important question..

    do I need to manually prime the new pump?
    or do i just drop it in and thats it?

    I've never touched fuel pumps before, so i don't know, but I'd imagine i need to prep it somehow...

    just checking.
    -Andrew
     
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    Awsome. thats easy enough!

    Thanks
     
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