Whether you have a carbureted or a fuel-injected car, your fuel system definitely needs a fuel pump in order to make your engine work. This fuel pump can either be mechanical or electric, but both of these have only one function: to draw fuel toward the engine. In order for the fuel-drawing function to work, your fuel pump uses the vacuum created by the engine's rotation (as with a carbureted car) or is controlled by the computer (as with a fuel-injected car). Fuel pump failure is uncommon, especially in modern cars, but when this component fails, your vehicle will sputter and die, which are also symptoms of fuel depletion. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, replacing a worn fuel pump can either be easy or tricky, but you must do it all the same in order to keep your fuel system working properly. Trying Denso this time might be a good decision, but before doing so, let us first put its fuel pump product to the test.
- New component
- Electric fuel pump
- Original equipment replacement
- Without a fuel sending unit and a pressure sensor
- With turbine mechanism
- Carries a limited warranty
We tested this component on a 1996 Honda City and a 1998 Mitsubishi Diamante, and here is what we have to say:
- We had a fairly easy installation of the component. We just needed to do extra work like trimming the surge tank, trimming the inlet pipe, and reworking the wiring. Everything turned out okay despite that additional work. The entire procedure took only forty-five minutes for each vehicle.
- We ran the vehicles for thirty minutes to see if the fuel pump would be noisy. The turbine technology used delivered fuel to the engine with minimal pulsation, so we definitely had a quiet ride. We also did not experience vibration around the fuel pump.
- The check valve that came with the unit provided an efficient pressure handling.
- This unit comes with a competitive price.
- The product did not come with a pick-up screen, which was the component that would prevent the fuel from sloshing around the tank. With it, the fuel system would have been healthier because contaminants would also be filtered out by the screen.
- This product did not come with a fuel sending unit and a pressure sensor. Although the old ones on the City and the Diamante were still working just fine, new parts would have renewed the fuel system even better.
Although it only comes with a limited warranty, this fuel pump seems to be a good replacement for your old unit. The product draws fuel quietly, installs just right, and has increased durability and efficiency due to its brushes. If you have a still-working pressure sensor, fuel sending unit, and pick-up screen, this product would definitely be an affordable buy.