Whether it is due to old age or dirty fuel, a malfunctioning diesel injection pump does not bode well for your car. At the very least, an ailing injection pump can result in the engine surging and faltering on occasion, but even then it will eventually lead to complete loss of power and function of the engine. This is why once the pump begins to fail, often the best solution is replacing it with a new one as soon as possible.
Replacing a broken diesel injection pump requires you to find a specific model that matches the make and specifications of your vehicle, and even then you will still have a handful of options to choose from. And one of the brands that will certainly pop out from these options is BD Diesel. One of the leading brands for OEM and aftermarket parts for diesel engines, BD diesel offers an array of diesel injection fuel pumps for diesel engines in Ford, Dodge, and other vehicle makes. We installed these BD Diesel diesel injection pumps in our Chevy and Dodge trucks and put them through a rigorous battery of tests.
- Models available for Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and Jeep diesel engines
- Produces higher pressure than standard injection pumps for more efficient fuel atomization
- Unit is calibrated and tested to meet or surpass OE specifications to form, fit, and function
- High-quality seals, gaskets and O-rings ensure an effective seal
- Recommended for use with the BD Super B Single or Twin Turbo systems
- Limited manufacturer warranty
Things we liked
- Fits like an OE pump, works like a performance aftermarket one. The BD Diesel injection pumps matched the exact specs of the standard pumps they are meant to replace, so we didn't have much difficulty fitting in the pumps in our Dodge and Chevy trucks. But once we started up the engine, the pump performed far more than its stock counterpart. Some of the things we immediately noticed were a more responsive throttle, a better-sounding engine, and a significantly better mileage. In the long run, we saw an increase of around 80-90 horsepower in our engine, which was not that far from the 100 hp gain BD Diesel advertised.
Things we didn't like
- Not available for Japanese and European vehicle makes. Probably the biggest disappointment we got from BD Diesel's pumps was that there are no models compatible with Japanese and European vehicles. So if you drive a Toyota or a VW Jetta, you're out of luck for this one.
The bottom line
The BD Diesel diesel injection pump fits just like an OEM unit but performs on a level that's higher than its OE counterparts. And coupled with its fairly competitive price, it's definitely worth looking into when searching for a replacement pump for your diesel engine.