While at the 2018 edition of the Diesel Thunder Spring Break event in Holt, Florida, we swung into the Fleece Performance Engineering booth to see some of their new products on display. Among other great new products, one stood out from the others. The all-new FPE PowerFlo in-tank lift pump. It was rumored that these were released previously at the PRI Tradeshow in Indianapolis, but we had to see it for ourselves.
One of the first things that we do to our trucks once acquiring them is a lift pump. On our diesel trucks, the lift pump helps feed fuel up to the CP3 pump(s). If you’re starving the CP3 pumps of fuel, you’re starving your fuel injectors, which are inevitably going to abduct your much-wanted horsepower and torque output.
With most lift pumps, you’re required to mount the pump and filters on the frame rails or somewhere on the truck and plumb fuel lines up to the CP3 injection pumps. While that’s the most common option when entering the aftermarket helper pump market, this kit will allow you to avoid doing that completely. Your only requirement is to drop your fuel tank and use this drop in sending unit.
This silent operation utilizes the factory connections for an easy installation and it’s active fill bucket technology. This eliminates the need for a draw straw or a sump. The PowerFlo Lift Pump uses two OEM quality gerotor pumps that have been durability tested for more than 12,000-hours of 170-GPH at 15-psi flow, which means this simple in-tank pump is capable of 800+ horsepower.
This unit utilizes regulated return flow, which eliminates overpressure situations as well as a properly scaled float and level sending unit for accurate fuel level readings. Unlike other options, you’re forced to use new connections, but with the PowerFlo it uses the existing factory quick disconnects for quick and reliable installation.