Once your car or truck's diesel fuel injection pump fails, you have two replacement options: get an OEM pump that matches the exact same specifications of your old pump, or get an aftermarket one that offers a better performance. One company that offers the latter is BD Diesel. Tailored for GM, Chevy, and Ford engines, the BD diesel fuel pump is an aftermarket pump that offers increased horsepower and torque ratings compared to stock pumps. In this review, we tried out the pump in our Ford Super Duty to see if it can bring the best out of our ride's engine.
- Replaces the existing fuel injection pump
- Provides a 72% increase in capacity/displacement
- Supports up to 700hp engines
- Maintains up to 24,000 psi in rail pressure
- Enhanced metering unit and camshaft
- The pump delivers more fuel to the engine than its stock counterpart. We logged in around 5.25 LPM with the BD diesel, which is significantly higher than 3.05 LPM that stock pumps are capable of. Coupled with the pump's ability to keep fuel running at 24,000 psi, and you'll definitely see a significant boost in engine performance with this unit.
- Easy to install. The pump is designed to bolt into place; there's no need for an extra pump system, pulleys, or belts in order to get this pump running. In addition, the pump also closely matches the dimensions of its OEM counterpart, so we encountered very minimal compatibility issues when we installed this pump onto our truck. Overall, it took us around 5-6 hours to install this product from start to finish.
- The pump has a specially designed camshaft that eliminates throttle fuel spikes that are often common with stock pumps. These spikes can potentially damage nozzle tips when the engine burns out more than 500 hp, but with BD Diesel this problem is virtually nonexistent.
- Can be a bit expensive. The BD Diesel fuel injection pump costs around $3,500 online, although we also found sellers that offered the pump at $1,500. It's a pretty hefty price tag, especially when compared to OEM pumps, but all that quality and performance do come at a price.
Though the BD Diesel fuel injection pump costs more than your average fuel pump, it does make up for it with increased fuel pressure and reliability. If you don't mind splurging a bit, this pump will surely be a good addition to your truck's fuel system.