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Why Your Diesel Engine Could Benefit From an Aftermarket Lift Pump

When it comes to your diesel application or any application for that matter, eventually stock just doesn’t cut it. Factory parts and mechanics can serve you well for many years but ultimately there is a need to upgrade the performance of your diesel engine. Upgrades can get tricky and most of them are contingent on completing prep-steps before any part swapping can be completed.

One of the parts that end up being replaced with a higher performing model is the diesel fuel lift pump.

What is a lift pump?

Basically, it’s a fuel supply pump that takes fuel from the tank and transfers it to the injection system. Typically, most diesel engines are equipped with some sort of fuel pump whether it’s a mechanical injection system found in older models or the new models where the pump is integrated into the engine itself.

Why would you need a new one?

Upgrading engines with aftermarket and performance parts isn’t a new concept and frankly transcends even the diesel world. Just about anyone and everyone wants to upgrade something about their engine, whether gas, diesel, or vegetable oil (not sure how many upgrades are available for a deep fryer, though). Despite the fact that a diesel engine holds the top spot for the most efficient internal combustion over all other engine types, adding a new pump to your diesel engine can vastly increase its performance well past the factory limits.

How would you go about it?

The goal of the modification is to increase the amount of fuel that’s being injected into the engine. You would need to start this process by increasing fuel flow with computer programming (newer models) or by installing high-flow injectors. With the engine demanding more fuel, you’ll inevitably need to upgrade your pump. Bad fuel pressure means less horsepower and, in some cases, damage to the injection pump.

When deciding which lift diesel lift pump to purchase, it’s important to remember that first word: diesel. There are gasoline pumps that can be retrofitted for a diesel application but will ultimately fail, sometimes immediately. Consider opting for a pump and filter combination which offer performance as well as better and higher capacity filtration.

If you’re looking to increase your diesel performance, check us out today for Fass fuel filters, pumps, and more.

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Tips for Changing Your Diesel Air and Fuel Filters

In every engine type, changing the fuel and air filters is a must. Filters that are in poor condition can severely hinder an engine’s ability to perform and cause major issues down the road. While there are similarities between gas engine filters and diesel engine filters, changing the filters on a diesel engine is a bit different.

Before you take a crack at it, here are a few tips to changing your diesel air and fuel filters.

Air Filters

Air filters are typically located in the same area in which you’d find them in a gas engine. Typically, the filter is located in the cold air collector box in a diesel engine. There is a major precaution that you should take when changing the air filter on a diesel engine and that is to ensure that the engine is off. Diesel engines have very powerful suction and if you were to drop anything in the intake, which leads directly to the engine, you can cause some serious damage. When you locate the filter, simply replace it with a correctly fitting new one.

Fuel Filters

Diesel fuel systems are inherently different than gas engines and so it’s important to know what you’re looking at before you get started. Fuel filters are essential to diesel engines and keep out four main impurities: water, scale, rust, and dirt. A diesel filtration system consists of two fuel filters, the primary and the secondary diesel fuel filters. The first filter is located between the tank and the engine, with the secondary filter closer to the engine. Most filters are easy to change and simply require you to unscrew the old one and screw the new one into place. Just be sure to moisten the new gasket with fuel first. One thing to note with diesel fuel systems, when you change the filters you need to bleed the air bubbles from the system. Air is the enemy of diesel engines and you can purchase diesel fuel air separation systems to help while the engine runs.

You can always refer to your owner’s manual to figure out exactly how to change your filters and bleed the system of air. If you choose to use a fuel air separation system, you may not hear any difference in a six-liter but it is definitely working. If you run into any trouble, contact your local diesel mechanic to provide assistance.

If you’re looking for fuel air separation systems or universal fuel pumps, check us out today.

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Diesel Filtration Systems 101

The diesel filtration system is essential to the proper functioning and operation of a diesel fuel system. Without the fuel filters, the fuel can become loaded with particulates that can damage or corrode the engine and/or other various components of the diesel fuel system. Read more

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A Brief and Basic Breakdown of Diesel Fuel Systems

There are significant differences between gas and diesel fuels, besides the fact that one will do significant damage to the opposite’s engine. Diesel fuel systems, while they produce a similar output compared to traditional gasoline systems, are inherently different. Diesel fuel systems function in a specific manner, across multiple applications. The system is made up of the following parts. Read more

Priming Your FASS

Are you having issues getting your FASS to prime? Josh walks us through some of the most common causes, how to troubleshoot and how to identify what is causing the priming failure.

Coolant Feed Installation

An extremely effective cold weather option for our Titanium Series Fuel Air Separation System, there are 2 extra ports that allow coolant to be fed through the system. This will aid during cold weather starts and prevent fuel from gelling inside your lift pump.

“Electric Heater Kit Installation”

Drivers that find themselves in the coldest of conditions will be happy to know that our FASS Titanium Series diesel fuel pumps offer two optional electric heater ports. A FASS Electric Heater Kit can be utilized in one or both of these available ports. An accessory option for our Titanium Series Fuel Air Separation System, our Electric Heater Kit will begin warming your diesel fuel once the key is in the “ON” position and will automatically shut off once the fuel is at its optimum temperature. This will aid during a cold weather start and prevent fuel from gelling inside your lift pump. Buy Now: https://www.fassride.com/shop/product-category/accessories/electric-heater-kits/

v12 Detroit two stroke

When it comes to engines, there are so many different combinations that have a certain mystique that goes alongside them. For some, they enjoy the way that an engine looks when it comes together and sits in the engine bay, others might focus on the power and torque that an engine is able to efficiently make and sometimes, well, I think that many of us can’t help but be incredibly impressed by the sound that comes from certain engine combinations. There’s just something about these aspects that could come together to make an all too appealing machine come to life. This time, we check out the likes of a v12 Detroit two stroke that might be one of the most massive engines that you’ll come across on the web today as it towers over anything you’d find in your standard car or truck. To get straight to the point, this diesel engine is an absolute beast. If the size alert doesn’t impress you as this diesel engine fires up, the sound coming from within will surely make you curious enough to look a little bit deeper into what exactly this thing is capable of as its presence is something that is truly impressive and imposing alike.

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV

Oshkosh Defense was honored a $6.75 billion contract to work no less than 17000 new light trucks to supplant the US military’s maturing Humvees.

Their substitution is known as the unsuitably called the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV.

The new vehicles are relied upon to cost around $250,000 per unit and will eliminate every single existing Humvee throughout the following 25 years.

The JLTV is furnished with a GM Duramax 6.6-liter diesel V-8, and it can be equipped with a diesel-electric cross breed framework.

The JLTV has boundlessly overhauled covering contrasted with the Humvee and as per Oshkosh the underbelly gives assurance practically identical to a MRAP.

Cold Weather Performace

Our FASS Titanium Series diesel fuel systems offer two optional electric heater ports. A FASS Electric Heater Kit can be utilized in one or both of these available ports. A coolant port is an additional option that can be utilized to maximize Cold Weather Performance! Brad discusses both of these options and shows just how effective this can be in the coldest of temperatures.