Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I still think the helper pump is a good idea, but as Short Stuff pointed out, it would be a good idea to know what the helper pump does if it fails or loses power - in other words, check to see if fuel still flows through it.
The day I wrote my response to his question in post 17 above, I lost power in the truck for about 15 seconds - it went to idle and would not accelerate at all, then after about 15 seconds it came back to life. This was a problem I have never experienced before, and fortunately I was not in traffic like I usually am. It was also not like a CPS failure where the engine completely shuts down for maybe only a second or two; I dont know what caused it, but it certainly could have been a hiccup from my too-cheap pump.
So if you're going to do a helper pump, you should probably get a better quality one, like a Carter P4070, which is what I plan to do.
Gator, what brand/model did you and your brother use?
2000 F250 Ext Cab Longbed 7.3 4x4 ZF6 "The Pride of America" - AEM air filter, BTM exhaust, CNC Fab HPOP lines, CNC Fab 4-line stainless fuel lines, Fluidampr harmonic balancer, LuK improved clutch kit, Melling LPOP, DieselSite coolant filter, 203* thermostat in billet housing, 3 gauges (boost, pyro, fuel pressure) in pillar mount pod, AIH delete, EBPV delete, CCV mod, Zoodad mod, Glow Plug Relay relocation mod, Hutch mod, Harpoon mod, MileMarker manual locking hubs.