Whether you're operating a snowmobile or a motorcycle, your fuel pump is crucial to a smooth ride. But there are different fuel pumps that provide varying outcomes in terms of power and efficiency.
You may know the fuel pump you need for your motorcycle, snowmobile, or ATV, but you may not know the difference between a Walbro fuel pump and a Quantum Fuel Systems fuel pump.
That said, there are three factors you can rely on when it comes to finding the right fuel pump for your vehicle.
Fuel pump voltage
Each fuel pump has a different flow rate at different voltages. This means the speed of the fuel pump will increase when the voltage increases.
The faster your fuel pump, the faster the flow of fuel regardless of pressure. You'll want to consider the flow ratings compared to the volts that your vehicle produces to be on the safe side.
Fuel pump pressure
Just like how each fuel pump has a different flow rate based on voltage, different engines require different fuel pressures. The fuel pressure of your engine has a big impact on how much fuel can be produced by your pump.
This is why it's crucial to know the maximum fuel pressure of your engine. Fuel pumps flow at their highest volume when there's free flow (when there's no pressure). When the fuel pressure increases, the flow of fuel decreases.
Your fuel pump replacement will have a different flow volume at different pressures. With that in mind, be sure to take a look at a flowchart of the fuel pump you decide to get as a replacement.
Your engine's horsepower
Your engine's horsepower is another factor that will impact your replacement fuel pump. The horsepower is what determines how much fuel flow your vehicle needs.
Luckily, you can estimate the volume to power ratio in your vehicle by focusing on 10 horsepower per gallon.
Looking for replacement fuel pumps?
Up to four-fifths of the most common automotive repairs are related to durability. While some fuel pumps have been known to last up to 200,000 miles, it's usually around 100,000 miles that your fuel pump will need to be replaced.
Whether you're looking for a motorcycle external fuel pump or replacement snowmobile fuel pumps, Quantum Fuel Systems has what you need to get your ride back in action. To learn more about our motorcycle external fuel pumps and other replacement fuel systems, contact Quantum Fuel systems today.