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Brent Schultz
 Post subject: IO-360 Fuel Booster Pump
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:08 pm 
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Hey Guys!

Was running fuel flow tests today and our ole Facet pump went dead. Do you guys think it is ok to just go with another Facet Gold Flow Interrupter pump from Spruce. Or should we go the Andair or Air Fuel Performance booster pump route.

Thanks for the help,

Brent Schultz

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Bill Williams
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:17 pm 
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Looking at your post you have an injected engine which requires a high pressure pump and not the normal 3-6PSI. These pumps produce 18psi and up to 30. Your engine will not run at 6psi if the mechanical fails. Generally these high pressure pumps are not cheap.


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Brent Schultz
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:45 pm 
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So which fuel booster pump is the one most recommended for an IO-360?


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Brent Schultz
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:10 am 
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Maybe I answered it with my web search of Vans Airforce site. Looks like a lot of people like the airflow peformance boost pump. And they also seem to talk about the Weldon boost pump. Anyone heard if the Andair boost pump is any good?


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fytrplt
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:40 am 
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I use the Airflow Performance pump and am generally pleased with it. It needs to be mounted low to keep it primed and cool.

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leewwalton
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:24 am 
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Brent,
There is no motor specific electric fuel pump, it's either carbureted or FI. I per Bob's recommendation went with the Airflow Performance but you have many options. Van's RV store may give you some guidance as well.

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Fly
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:48 am 
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I purchased the Andair pump for my biplane (IO-540).

http://www.andair.co.uk/wp-content/plug ... 375-TC.pdf

It's significantly smaller than the Airflow performance pump and does not have any external lines or check valves. It's a bit more expensive, but makes for a more compact installation.


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Hagle347
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:57 pm 
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Bill, did you elect to go with the attached filter or just the pump.


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