Why should you consider installing an aftermarket diesel lift pump on your truck? As diesel performance becomes a more and more mainstream part of automotive upgrading, we have conversations with many of our customers each day about which performance diesel parts they should consider installing to get the fuel economy gains and power increases they want. Knowing which diesel upgrades are critical from experience, even if we start off talking about diesel tuners, cold air intakes, exhausts, injectors, turbos and the like, invariably we steer the discussion to a product like a FASS Lift Pump. Why do we always end up recommending a fuel pump, when many diesel trucks already have one in some form or other? The answer is simple – there are several reasons. Some so compelling, in fact, that we would feel like we had done our customers a disservice if we didn’t educate them. Let’s look at some of the most important.
1) It’s smart insurance – If you’ve ever paid to replace a set of diesel injectors, especially for a common rail diesel, you know that you can easily spend a few thousand dollars or more on a set. A Fuel Air Separation System (FASS) lift pump can protect that investment by removing fuel contaminants like water, dirt, and air. This protects the tip of your injection nozzles and your injectors.
2) Your truck will thank you with better performance – diesel performance is all about improving the combustion event. Cooler air is denser, and more oxygen in the cylinder helps make more power. Thus the popularity of diesel cold air intakes. The better the purity and atomization of your diesel fuel, the better your combustion event will be.
3) Improved diesel fuel mileage – One of the most prevalent methods used to improve power and diesel fuel mileage today is a diesel performance chip. And one of the most common methods performance chips employ to get greater gains in power and fuel economy is raising rail pressure. A FASS fuel pump will give your injection pump the support it needs, providing a constant supply of fuel, and at the correct pressure. Whether you use a tuner or not, a FASS pump can give your truck’s fuel economy some real help.
For all these and other reasons, we feel confident recommending an aftermarket lift pump like those from FASS for every diesel truck owner on the road. Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance to read more about the different types of pumps FASS offers, and to learn more about this important diesel upgrade.