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04-08 Ford F150 High Performance Walbro Fuel PumpsBy Chris Myer
Ford F150's since 2004 have been patiently waiting for the quality, performance, a OE-fit of a Walbro High Performance Fuel Pump. Well, that patience paid off in early 2011 when Walbro introduced their new Ford F150 High Performance Walbro Fuel Pumps!
Ford deals F150 owners a particularly challenging hand in getting the right fuel pump for their truck. Not only do you have to know they year and engine, in most cases you need to know the wheelbase length and the capacity of the tank. Fortunately, we've come up with this super-handy Ford F150 fuel pump quick reference guide to assist you. Still a bit confused? Man, that's what we're here for! Give us a call at the number above and one of our US-resident fuel pump experts will be glad to assist.
Generally, it is best to select the OE replacement fuel pump unless you have modified your F150 Pickup in such a way that will greatly increase the horsepower. The Walbro OE Replacement Fuel Pumps listed here are capable of producing fuel for an additional 5-10% horsepower. So, if you've added an intake and an exhaust, the Walbro OE fuel pump will work great.
On the other hand, if you have serious power adders, such as a supercharger kit or nitrous, opt for the HP fuel pump. Remember that the Walbro HP fuel pump does not itself add horsepower. But, if you upgrade the horsepower capability of your engine without upgrading the fuel flow with a high performance fuel pump, you risk running your engine lean and DESTROYING IT! No risk is associated with running the HP version of the Walbro fuel pump in your Ford F150, just a bit more initial cost. If in doubt--call us. We're thrilled for the opportunity to talk to and assist our customers.
Is this a Walbro GSS341/GSS342 fuel pump?
No--it's better! Don't get us wrong. The Walbro GSS341 and GSS342 are FANTASTIC fuel pumps! In most applications, these fuel pumps do great! Apply 12 volts, externally regulate them, and you're all set with 255 liters per hour of fuel, enough to fuel 540 (turbo/supercharged) or 670 (NA) HP.
But fuel pressure regulation in these late-model Ford pickups is entirely different. Instead of sending a straight 12 volts to the pump, they send a pulsed voltage that will cause the GSS341/GSS342 Gearotor pump to cog and fail--permanently. The pumps above, however, are designed to work with the pulse-width modulated (PWM) pressure output to provide over 255 LPH without the failure that is inevitable in a gearotor pump. So get the right Walbro direct-fit tank unit pump for your Ford F150 right here at Fuel-Pumps.Net!