View Full Version : need help to pick out fuel pump

03-26-2007, 05:16 PM
I'm sure you're all tired of threads like these. But my problem is I live in Norway (living in Norway is always a problem when it comes to cars, especially TR's), and TR's are not that common here. And that results in little knowledge about them, and lack of parts.
to get rid of the "childhood deseases"on my 87GN, I'm looking into a new fuel pump. I've checked your FAQ's and the list of fuel pumps, and it seems like Red's or Walbro is the way to go. It's hard for me to get an update on TR fuel pumps over here,so I wondered if the list is old, or are there any other pumps that are more efficient? I'm looking for a reliable pump, not too expensive, and easy-to-install.

03-27-2007, 09:39 AM
Still good info ... most of the vendors sell a version of the Walbro and it is a proven piece. (Red's is a modified Walbro)

03-27-2007, 01:42 PM
what modifications are necessary to make the walbro fit the tank, and can I do it on my own?

03-27-2007, 05:35 PM
i dont think there is any big modifictions that need to be done. from wat i remeber the hose going in to the sending unit needs to be cut to length. other than droping the tank not to hard to do.

03-27-2007, 06:52 PM
All the TR vendors that sell these pumps send along a hose already cut to length mounted to the top of the pump.

03-28-2007, 12:10 PM
I installed one of Red's (QuadAir) XP pumps quite a few years back. It really wasn't much of a problem to install. Hardest part as I recall was taking the gas tank off, and that's because I still had a little fuel that I didn't get drained out. I'm not a gearhead and I was able to do it fine. Plus, if you get into any trouble, the guys on this site are very, very helpful...

03-28-2007, 05:17 PM
Sounds good. But what about the hot wire kit and the volt booster? my intention is just to get rid of the old pump basically. no intentions of racing in the weekends. do I still need the volt booster or hot wire kit?

03-28-2007, 05:56 PM
The 'hot wire' setup is not a bad idea, as the stock wiring has *7* connectors between the battery/alternator and the pump. The hot wire eliminates most of these, and does it with a thicker gauge wire.

The volt booster is probably not a necessity, but not the worst idea. It increases the total system voltage during high boost by affecting the field of the alternator. That can improve fuel pump output, injector response, etc.

03-29-2007, 05:41 PM
Thanks for all the great info, guys. after a bit of research, I see that the 242 is a mild pump, the 307 a medium pressure pump, and the 340 a high pressure pump. Is a 340 necessary, or will the 307 do?

03-29-2007, 06:19 PM
I believe the 340 is the only one sold anymore.

04-02-2007, 07:31 AM
ok. thanx for all the help, and have a great easter, guys