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Old 06-24-2019, 11:25 PM   #1
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Hey gang! Iíve been searching around the forums and couldnít find any posts regarding fuel pumps for NA Powertrains. Additionally, Iím not very good at searching forums, so I apologize if this is a duplicate thread.
(I doubt it, I searched for an hour)

With that out of the way, Iíd like to present my case:

Iím looking for some advice from 99-07 NA Impreza owners. I will be purchasing a new fuel pump pretty soon, to be replacing the stock fuel pump. Iím looking to be above 200 liters per hour (I know this is overkill but I have big plans XD). Iíve been getting a lot of feedback from friends about walbro fuel pumps, but I know that there is something just as good for *not* $160...

I stumbled upon this gem on eBay, itís got 108 reviews and nearly a 5 star average rating for only $30.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F15 2052436978

Anyone running this in their vehicles? Advice? Any other brands I should look into?


Thanks in advance!!!

Edit: for anyone asking, I drive a 2007 Impreza station wagon 2.5i (SOHC)
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:29 PM   #2
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Most applications for non-PWM (and sometimes even PWM) below about 500hp I usually go right for Aeromotive stealth in-tank pump

1. it supports around 500hp on 5/16" fuel line using gasoline
2. eliminates the chances of getting a 'knock off' fuel pump (buy from aeromotive dealer)
3. fairly small and comparable to all the other pumps out there but carries aeromotive's name brand

That said if you are NA now and going FI In the future I Wouldn't put the 'good' pump until it's time, because they wear out
and IF you decide to use a 'cheap' pump for now ($30~) I would buy TWO of them and keep one in the car as spare.
Assuming the pump in the vehicle is easy to access. I always carry a spare if the pump is easy to get to.
If the pump is no easy to get to, I come up with a solution of some kind which makes it easy to get to lol but this may not be your reality.
*Never put a cheap pump in a hard to access location*
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:15 AM   #3
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I am not planning on going FI anytime soon in this car. Iíd just like to get smoother fuel delivery, as the stock one seems to stutter quite often. I checked out aeromotive, and they seem like that have some high quality products, no doubt, but I cannot justify spending more than $100 on a fuel pump.

That being said, do aftermarket fuel pumps need to be specially wired in or do they come with plug and play kits?

Thanks for the quick reply.

Edit: the fuel pump Iím looking at is a Japanese made pump, the brand is ďKEMSOĒ and the part number is 10910
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:14 PM   #4
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I am not planning on going FI anytime soon... I checked out aeromotive, and they seem like that have some high quality products, no doubt, but I cannot justify spending more than $100 on a fuel pump...
I'm not saying this to be a prick, but if that's the mindset you're going into this with, you should not be modifying your car.

Pinching pennies is all well and good, I buy many used parts for this reason alone. But when it comes to engine-critical parts, like fuel pumps, you should not be wearing your frugal hat...
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:45 PM   #5
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My question to you is, if I can find highly rated products for about a quarter of the price, that have the same/marginally the same performance specs, what are the benefits of spending the extra cash on a big brand name fuel pump? Do they provide lifetime warranties? Do they flow more? Are they more quiet in the cabin? Iím simply trying to conduct thorough research before making a purchase. If aeromotive truly proves to be the best, then I donít mind spending the extra money on it. The whole point of this post is to try and find the best pump, at the best price.

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Old 06-29-2019, 08:21 PM   #6
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If the price seems too good to be true then it must be. Having a lifetime warranty is nonsense if you have to continuously replace the product. These low cost solutions can be hit or miss. You may get one that will last you a couple of weeks or get one that last forever. Remember, a well known company will supply quality products so that inferior ones do not tarnish their long standing name.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:19 PM   #7
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If the price seems too good to be true then it must be. Having a lifetime warranty is nonsense if you have to continuously replace the product. These low cost solutions can be hit or miss. You may get one that will last you a couple of weeks or get one that last forever. Remember, a well known company will supply quality products so that inferior ones do not tarnish their long standing name.
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
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Thank you very much for the input guys! My buddy just swapped his somewhat new DW200 out for a 300LPH fuel pump, and heís offering it to me for $60. Pretty reliable and well known brand, Iíll keep you guys posted on any problems I run into!
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