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Old 11-18-2018, 11:58 PM   #16
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When i was looking at pumps yrs ago a genuine bosch was close to 300aud and the equivilent walbro was half that cost. And the walbro was physically half the size. I just couldn't see how the walbro could be as good as the bosch for so cheap. I know people have success with them but how many oems use walbro...
The bosch 044 for example is ancient desing from the time that groub B was still a thing. Walbros have much never desing so those can be made smaller. Ok the bosch 044 for example has still advantage providing higher flow with high fuel pressures.

But I buy my walbros from local retailers. Those need to provide few year warranty here so they can't sell fakes. From ebay/amazon you never know what you get. And currently walbros are under TiAutomotive name and genuine ones have that printed on the pump. If yours come with old walbro branding, it's probaply fake.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:44 AM   #17
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If its good enough for Walter Rohrl its good enough for me.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:58 PM   #18
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And currently walbros are under TiAutomotive name and genuine ones have that printed on the pump. If yours come with old walbro branding, it's probaply fake.
Are you positive of this? The last couple of mine definitely have the Walbro name and "castle" logo, probably came from Amazon...
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This is the one that just gave up the other day: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The price tag alone gave me the creeps.

99% of Walbros are clones. I switched to Aeromotive 340 for our shop builds and haven't had any issues, they don't break the bank, and you can buy direct from the mfgr. I just installed one in the s54 car that his "but it's a Walbro" pump lasted a week (customer provided, we installed against better judgement).
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:32 PM   #20
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Are you positive of this? The last couple of mine definitely have the Walbro name and "castle" logo, probably came from Amazon...
https://aftermarket.tiautomotive.com/

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For decades, Walbro automotive fuel pumps have been manufactured by TI Automotive. These same pumps are now branded with the TI Automotive name, carrying a legacy for more than 60 years of manufacturing the most popular drop-in fuel pumps, with the same performance, quality and reliability that you have come to know and expect.
And that has been the case from 2015: https://www.eeuroparts.com/blog/5064...e-immediately/
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The price tag alone gave me the creeps.

99% of Walbros are clones. I switched to Aeromotive 340 for our shop builds and haven't had any issues, they don't break the bank, and you can buy direct from the mfgr. I just installed one in the s54 car that his "but it's a Walbro" pump lasted a week (customer provided, we installed against better judgement).
Well color me dumb. Obviously I just assumed since it was advertised as a genuine walbro it would be the real deal. f

Just installed an Aeromotive 340, we'll see how it does! I may even buy a spare given my history...
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Well color me dumb. Obviously I just assumed since it was advertised as a genuine walbro it would be the real deal. f

Just installed an Aeromotive 340, we'll see how it does! I may even buy a spare given my history...

Hopefully you bought direct/authorized, and didn't get one of their clones too lol....


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Old 11-21-2018, 05:56 AM   #23
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Bosch 044 /thread.
Reliable as the sunrise and sunset, capable of up to 700hp with the correct plumbing and power supply.
Its what BMW Motorsport and Porsche Motorsport use(d).
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