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RubenF

Wallbro 255 died

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RubenF
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Hi folks! So , i just fitted this brand new Wallbro 255 Fuel pump on my 1.6 GTI and it just died on me yesterday , it was ok for about 2 weeks but yesterday it just stopped working, eletric current makes it to the pump but the pump only does a bit of a click but wont pump fuel at all, i took it out of the tank and gave it a test and seems to be somehow clogged and does not pump at all.

I have read in another places that this pump can sometimes be a little problematic. Does anyone had any problems with those pumps? 

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welshpug

I had one fitted to my ZX a while back, did not last too long also.

 

replaced with an oem Bosch direct fit unit which flows more than enough fuel for high 200's bhp so I guessed it would be fine for my circa 240 and it has been.

 

 

I believe the pump body is the same as a later 205 gti pump, circa 180 LPH, personally I'd get a bosch direct fit unit, after that experience aI am particularly wary of any aftermarket walbro unit, even if thousands are used!

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RubenF
4 hours ago, welshpug said:

I had one fitted to my ZX a while back, did not last too long also.

 

replaced with an oem Bosch direct fit unit which flows more than enough fuel for high 200's bhp so I guessed it would be fine for my circa 240 and it has been.

 

 

I believe the pump body is the same as a later 205 gti pump, circa 180 LPH, personally I'd get a bosch direct fit unit, after that experience aI am particularly wary of any aftermarket walbro unit, even if thousands are used!

Thats my case also , think im going to buy a Bosch OEM pump , reliable and makes the enough flow , bought the wallbro thinking about its better flow but turns out its not the most reliable option , i have read in another groups online and they all have pretty much the same complain!

 Thanks for the recommendation!

 

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welshpug

out of curiosity I just googled how to size fuel pumps for power, for 240 bhp a 90 lph flow is enough,  not that you should run a pump and injectors at full flow, but gives you an idea!

 

so standard 180 lph pump is just fine!

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RubenF
2 hours ago, welshpug said:

out of curiosity I just googled how to size fuel pumps for power, for 240 bhp a 90 lph flow is enough,  not that you should run a pump and injectors at full flow, but gives you an idea!

 

so standard 180 lph pump is just fine!

Well , my engine its just a regular 1.6 , but with a omex 600 fitted on it! I think a OEM Bosch should do the trick , no more Wallbros... Thank you again for the info and for the google search , sure got me a better notion of what to use!

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petert

You probably had a Chinese Walbro. There's been plenty around.

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PhilNW

Go Bosch OEM and fit and forget, the original has probably lasted 30 year which says something about Bosch pumps

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RubenF
On 5/5/2022 at 7:21 AM, PhilNW said:

Go Bosch OEM and fit and forget, the original has probably lasted 30 year which says something about Bosch pumps

Indeed! Wallbros seem to be a bit unpredictable when it comes to reliabilty , just bought a Bosch OEM Pump!

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