Before we get into the tips on how to quiet things down, lets talk about some common reasons why ANY brand fuel pump may be loud.
Reverberation: Mounting a pump to sheet metal which might only have a few spot welds is much different than to a very solid frame. On the same note if the sheet metal goes into an open cavity it can create a sound box of sorts.
Sound deadening: An all out race car stripped of all sound deadening material might be different than a factory car.
Is it being loud a new thing? Sometimes when a pump starts working harder due to clogged filters (or becoming more clogged gradually) as well as a small or damaged power wire may elevate noise. Be careful and knowing of this.
5 reasons CO2 Boost Control is the best Boost Control Method.
Boost is only as good as it is controlled!
If you are running an external boost controller or electronic boost controller on your modified or race turbocharged vehicle, you may or may not have realized there are a TON of options surrounding Boost Control. Everyone has their own preference on controller and setups, but one thing holds true. CO2 boost control will absolutely change the way your racecar reacts, spools, and runs! Oh yeah, by the way... This works on any boosted engine. 2 cyl, 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, V8, V10, even a rotary!
While an 8AN feed line and 6AN return line on a 1000 horsepower gasoline or race gas powered LS with 30psi is sufficient. However, on an E85 combo, we recommend a 10AN feed and an 8AN return minimum for the same setup minus the fuel change. We also like to take into account your future goals, and whether you order these lines and components from us, we suggest you do as well!
E85 E98 as well as other blends of Ethanol and Methanol can be extremely volatile and corrosive to fuel lines if not matched with a compatible fuel line option. In this Blog we talk about what fuel lines are compatible as well as give some insight on we use what we use!
Turbo Oil Seals: Turbochargers are a fantastic way to add HUGE power to any powerplant, however, if the system is not designed properly you can spend a lot of time and money repairing turbos and chasing issues. Before we dive in, I want to make sure everyone is on the same page of how a turbo oil seal works. It is actually not a seal at all as you would expect. A turbo oil seal (there are two, one on the compressor side and one on the exhaust side) is actually most similar to a gapless piston ring.
High horsepower and more notably BOOSTED engines create conditions in an engine that are not typically or ever seen in their factory form. Pressure built by faster moving engine parts, wider ring gaps, looser tolerances, and stresses on components can allow for crank case pressure to increase. Not allowing the excess crank case pressure out can cause even more issues including: seal failure, loss of horsepower, oiling issues, and even fire hazards as oil exits seals.
Why Should I run a 4 corner Steam Kit on an LS engine? We answer why you should run a factory or aftermarket 4 corner Steam Vent Kit on your LS engine and ditch the factory 2 port only style that some factory engines came with!
5 facts you did not know covering all things coolant cross over as well as some great videos!